Conrad Pezula, Hotel Resort & Spa, Knysna, South Africa

Completed  2004 /
5  STAR /
operated by  Conrad Hotels & Resorts /
owned by  The Pezula Group

Scope: Interior Design

78 Keys: Suites / 3 Food & Beverage Outlets / Conference Rooms

Pezula, a Shona word meaning “up high with the gods”, is a fitting title for this small luxury hotel, sited on the escarpment above the Indian Ocean and surrounded by indigenous fynbos.  Rough stacked stone and select use of exposed sandblasted concrete anchor the design to the site, complemented by polished stone and timber floors and decorative walls of glowing alabaster cubes.  Timber panelling, luxurious drapery, and upholstery soften the palette, while fireplaces in the public spaces and rooms add an element of warmth. Meticulous attention to timeless design and detail made this one of South Africa’s first luxury hotels, which continues to garner awards and praise.

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