— Please tell me a bit about the Grand Daddy. What makes it such a special place in Cape Town?
From the trailer park at the top all the way down it’s just got a vibe, it’s got a feel. It’s got style and a touch of class, but essentially it’s a fun hotel. That’s what everybody comments on. And the beauty is, we get everybody from 25 to 65 and everybody loves it so we’re doing something right. It’s a hotel where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.”
— Airstream trailer on rooftop
— The airstream trailer park on the rooftop is obviously a really unique idea. I bet they are quite popular?
— Daddy Cool bar and lounge
— And the interior of the trailers were designed by different local designers, is that correct?
— Please tell me a little bit about the history of the hotel. It seems to be quite a historic place in Cape Town.
— Grand Daddy Skybar
— And when did you buy Grand Daddy?
I bought it in June just before the world cup in 2010. My idea is just to fine tune it a little more to get the service right, make it look even nicer and just bring it to a very nice level of a 4-star hotel. And it’s good value for the middle of Cape Town, being so close to everything.”
— Please tell me a little bit about the facilities at Grand Daddy hotel.
We’ve got the trailer park on the rooftop with its own pub, so for sundown it’s fantastic and on Friday nights we have a live band playing from 6 to 8. It’s very, very popular.
We also have a cinema up there, The Pink Flamingo. It’s absolutely unique, because we combine it with a little picnic with everything from a bottle of wine, to the main course and snacks. It’s absolutely mind-boggling sitting under the sky and looking at one of the old movies. It’s one hell of a night out.
We’ve also got maybe three or four of the finest restaurants around us. And just five blocks further, you’re in the middle of all the bars and the night life of Cape Town.”