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Meetings and Conferences

15 August 2012

  • Meetings Room


When it comes to meetings and conferences, taj cape town offers the seamless service of a dedicated in-house team together with a choice of classy, characterful venues.
Located in the historic heart of the city on the corner of Wale Street and St George’s Mall, Taj Cape Town is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of local and international business people with its dedicated floor of meeting and function rooms, choice of restaurants and bars, and luxury accommodation. Cape Town’s legal and business districts and parliament are all within walking distance of this exclusive venue, and there is the added convenience of complimentary valet parking for guests. 
Taj Cape Town is the ultimate venue for top-end meetings, conferences or recruitment campaigns, not only due to its prime location and five-star amenities but also its impressive historical provenance and atmosphere. On the lower floors,  the 176-bedroomed hotel incorporates the immaculately restored South African Reserve Bank and the adjacent Temple Chambers buildings (the Board of Executives old headquarters), both of which are national monuments. If those walls could speak, they’d no doubt have stories to tell of heated debates, intense negotiations and private conversations between some of the Cape’s most prominent businessmen – inspirational, hallowed spaces indeed. 
There are seven uniquely decorated multi functional rooms, all located on the first floor of the original BOE building. Plush carpeting, solid timber doors and deep walls provide natural soundproofing conducive to confidential meetings or interviews. The single-floor layout gives delegates easy access to a combination of rooms of varying sizes, depending on their requirements. The largest venue comfortably accommodates a banquet for 80 guests, while two slightly smaller rooms take up to 50 delegates each. In addition, there are two smaller rooms seating 30 or 25 people respectively plus two VIP boardrooms with one being with video conferencing equipment.  
Six of the seven rooms are street facing and flooded with natural light thanks to original sash windows that provide stunning close-ups of St George’s Cathedral, the Company Gardens, and Parliament. Understated yet luxurious, all the interiors have been restored to their original opulence and are furnished with beautiful leather chairs, the warmth of gleaming wooden tables and state-of-the-art technology. 
Modern technology is standard in all the rooms, including essentials such as an ISDN line for HD video conferencing, plug-in data connection with high-speed internet, WIFI internet access, independent plug-and-play (compatible with DVD and CD player, iPod, laptop and audio source), and music speakers with a choice of three audio channels for background music. Wireless printing technology and a concealed automatic drop-down data projector and screen are also available along with flip charts and white boards with pens. There is also a fully equipped business centre with multiple computer work stations, print and fax facilities, and an assistant on hand to deal with technical issues. 
What truly sets apart Taj Cape Town’s conference offering, however, is the experienced in-house team that manages every aspect of an event or function, from the initial enquiry right through to the final details on the day. It’s a convenient one-stop-shop approach to service that not only saves time but is cost effective too. Having one point of contact makes all the difference when it comes to tailor-made solutions, flexibility, attention to detail and last-minute requests or changes. There are various conference options, including both half- and full-day packages with or without lunch included. All packages include arrival refreshments with assorted freshly baked pastries, coffee, tea and orange juice as well as mid-morning or afternoon breaks with the same choice of beverages and a selection of homemade biscuits. Conference lunch menus are varied and interesting, and always individually prepared by in-house chefs. Special dietary requirements are easily catered for, since everything is prepared in the hotel’s kitchens. Whether there is a special request for finger food, cocktails and canapés or a sit-down ‘working lunch’, the choice of rooms makes anything possible. Then there are the many ‘invisible’ added-value touches of using Taj Cape Town, from beautifully fragrant Molton Brown products in the cloakrooms to fresh local flowers, daily newspapers and a 24-hour concierge service.
An obvious advantage of hosting a conference here is the fine choice of dining venues, namely the intimate Bombay Brasserie for exquisite, authentic Indian cuisine – ideal for private dining – and Mint Restaurant for less formal meals throughout the day with a punchy wine list to match. The Twankey Bar, which serves champagne, oysters, Guinness, great tapas bar snacks and more, attracts the smart local business set for after-work drinks. It is a sophisticated venue for any important function or post-conference get-together or pre-dinner drinks before dining in one of the hotel’s restaurants. There’s no better spot to soak up the ambience of Cape Town and the inner city.
Whatever the individual or corporate goal, Taj Cape Town’s dedicated team can handle it all with the charm and efficiency for which this internationally recognized brand has become world famous.
Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie

Cape Town Central, Western Cape Contemporary, Fine Dining, Indian, Vegetarian

With strong historical influences from both South Africa and India, Bombay Brasserie is Taj Cape Town's signature fine dining Indian restaurant. Fashioned on London's iconic restaurant of t...