Gorgeous George

Hospitality


Gorgeous George

Client
Tobias Alter
Year
2016 - 2019
Scale
3000 m2 / 32 rooms
Architects
UCA
Program
Renovation and Conversion of office building to hotel and restaurant
Status
Completed

concept

Gorgeous George is a conversion of an iconic inner city building into a design hotel with roof top restaurant and pool deck. The guiding principle was to show the transformation of the building over time, by showcasing the layering of the existing structure and the new spatial and decorative interventions. Architectural concept by Urbane Citizen, room decoration and restaurant by Studio A.
South African designers are present throughout, with pieces by David Krynauw, Gregor Jenkin, Egg designs, and more, while works by internationally renowned South African artists, such as David Brits and Porky Hefer, abound.