Taj Cape Town
Housed in the former South African Reserve Bank headquarters, Taj Cape Town checks all the right boxes. Heritage rooms (on the first five floors) are spacious and richly colorful in ice-blue and pistachio, with original mullioned windows. Tower rooms feel more compact, but every inch is put to clever use (note the cubbies in the marble bath walls, where plush towels are artfully rolled and toiletries displayed). The whole of Cape Town is clamoring for a table at Bombay Brasserie, and the bang-on central location—steps from parliament and five blocks from the convention center—make it the luxe business hotel to book.