Cartel House

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Cartel House | 113 Loop Street | Cape Town
Ideas Cartel

The Premium Work-and-Play Hub For Bleisure Travellers Who want It All

Plush hotels lead down to convenient coworking offices and bedecked lounges

For bleisure travellers, convenience is everything. So is posh living at a fair rate; productive hubs where the tech is in check; and being at the epicentre of the destination city. 

In Cape Town the inevitable location for the perfect blurring of work and life boundaries is Ideas Cartel, a lifestyle suite of offerings, which include the Cartel House Hotels; the offices and coworking spaces, private booths and meeting rooms, called Inner City By Ideas Cartel; and exclusive lounges, accessible to hotel guests and members of Cartel Members Club – all under the Ideas Cartel umbrella – at three locations in the city.

Bleisure travellers can really maximise on time and play because the hotels, perched atop the Inner City office spaces, are the seamless mix of polished accommodation and intimate boutique hotel. And so on-point in their style they accommodate all contemporary tastes, quirky millennials and been-there and seen-it-all executive, alike. 

The jewel-coloured padded velvet doors at the Cartel House Hotel at the Loop street location lead to five of six rooms, in sizes up to 100 square metres and feature various configurations of open-plan living, views, and balconies. 

As with all locations, nightlife is a walk or Uber away. The Loop Street hotel is sandwiched between Long (haunt for the young) and Bree Street, a little bit more upmarket. There are three rooms at the Cartel House Hotel on Waterkant Street, and about 20 more coming at the Old Foundry on Sand Hill Road. 

All suites are decorated by Jacob Crafford-Burger. Responsible for all of Inner City office’s upmarket industrial interiors, he added the plush and comfort that guests expect from a hotel. One room has a spacious balcony complete with a hammock, patio furniture, plants, and views of the Bo-Kaap, Signal Hill and the city. 
Prices: R2200–R4500. readers get 50% off all rooms at the Loop Street hotel until the end of October 2019. Entre cooking code CTMag50 when you once you have clicked “book now” on”

A few floors down, interconnected by steely stairs at the Loop location, are the Inner City office spaces, rented by entrepreneurs, exciting start-ups, business accelerators like Startupbootcamp, and founders of fashion brands and creative agencies. 

Inner City coworking spaces are favoured by full-time freelancers and teams, and you’ll see everyone from an executive in a suit, to a photoshoot by the coffee bar and a dog rolling around on the cowhide rug of its owner’s office. 

An exciting addition is a women-only coworking space on the 5th floor of Loop street. A space to support female entrepreneurs a partnership with Future Females. 

Each floor of offices on Loop has a fully kitted-out kitchen, but the third-floor coffee bar is where everyone congregates, especially in the morning. Or at Cafe du Cap on the ground, and exquisite Hemelhuijs on Waterkant. At the handsomely decorated Old Foundry, which also serves a Friday Feast, people gravitate to the outdoor Cartel Cafe on the ground is the go-to eatery.

The stately boardrooms, one with a two-metre gilt-framed mirror and a dropped ceiling of ornately mounded silver ceiling panels, wrought-iron and leather chairs and solid wood table, are set up for efficiency. Each with a 55-inch flat-screen they are constantly booked for presentations.

Membership to Inner City by Ideas Cartel offers a covetable connected business address, with cleaning, a reception desk, network support, boardroom facilities, and more, depending on what arrangement you choose.
Price: From R350 a day for hotdesking, and from R5000 a month for offices. Members can score 50% off meeting rooms and boardrooms. 
How it works: Choose a date, time, and location and chat with a consultant to find the best solution for you when you book a tour.
What makes it stand above the rest? Everything you need from impressive meeting rooms to offices are all conveniently bookable via the Cartel App.

Ideas Cartel prides itself on being the ripe environment for entrepreneurs to thrive. Cartel Members Club means exclusive access to The Founders Lounge in Loop Street and at Frontier Bar at the Old Foundry.

The exquisitely decked-out lounges conceptualised by sommelier, chef and award-winning mixologist Andrew Copsey are where business owners host coveted clients. Or play poker while Andrew serves top-notch cocktails. 

Members can get access to coworking spaces in London, The Court in Soho, and Norrsken House in Stockholm by simply notifying the Cartel Members Club. Members also receive preferential booking and discounted rates across all hotels, and a host of other perks and benefits. 

They can attend weekly, monthly and quarterly events free of charge (usually about R100–R350 or more). From influencer talks to gym classes, and entry to an opening party of the World Economic Forum. 
Prices: The Cartel Members Club requires a once-off joining fee and monthly membership fee of R1150.
How it works: When you apply online, you are asked to share something about yourself and your business and how you can contribute to the Cartel House Members Community. Your first drink is on the house.  

All of these experiences can be booked on the Cartel App.


Discover plush hotels suites at the epicentre of Cape Town at Cartel House Hotel.

Cocktails, poker and big ideas at Cartel House’s Founder’s Lounge.

If you’re interested in efficient office space, find the perfect option in our collection of shared working spaces and function venues.

For those who love something a little different, you’ll find it here in our list of unusual accommodationromantic weekends or cosy weekend getaways

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