Ennismore and Kasada Ink Deal for South Africa’s First Mama Shelter Hotel

Mama Shelter Cape Town by Ennismore And Kasada
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ENNISMORE AND KASADA ANNOUNCE THE SIGNING OF MAMA SHELTER CAPE TOWN, MARKING ENNISMORE’S FIRST FORAY INTO SOUTH AFRICA’S HOSPITALITY SECTOR. THIS VIBRANT MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROMISES A DYNAMIC EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF CAPE TOWN, REDEFINING THE CITY’S HOSPITALITY LANDSCAPE.

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Mama Shelter Cape Town

Ennismore and Kasada announce the signing of a hotel management contract for Mama Shelter Cape Town, marking Ennismore’s inaugural venture in South Africa. The collaboration follows a December 2023 agreement between Kasada and Ingenuity Property for the development of this vibrant mixed-use project.

In the heart of Cape Town, Mama Shelter Hotel will redefine hospitality with its exuberant personality. This Mama Shelter in Cape Town will feature 127 guestrooms, 68 branded residences, meeting rooms, co-working spaces, a gym, and Mama’s classic all-day dining restaurant on the rooftop. Additionally, the hotel will introduce a new concept to the brand, Mama Play. Mama Play will boast a 742-square-meter arcade space featuring bowling, karaoke, dedicated food and beverage options, and event spaces.

Ennismore will also manage a ground-floor restaurant on Bree Street, one of Cape Town’s liveliest avenues, further enhancing the city’s dining scene. Situated in the iconic City Park building, the hotel offers unparalleled access to Cape Town’s bustling attractions and cultural sites.

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Kasada brings its expertise in hospitality re-development to this project, aiming to create an exceptional lifestyle destination for leisure travelers. Olivier Granet & David Damiba, Managing Partners of Kasada, express their excitement about this popular part of Cape Town’s CBD.

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Mama Shelter hotels are known for their energy and vibrancy, offering an affordable yet stylish experience. Founded by Serge and Jérémie Trigano, Mama Shelter has garnered popularity across various global destinations.

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Cedric Gobilliard, Brand COO for Mama Shelter at Ennismore, expresses enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting Cape Town’s dynamic allure as the perfect setting for the brand’s new concepts.

With Mama Shelter Nice set to open in June 2024 and future projects planned for Dubai, Casablanca, and Downtown LA, Mama Shelter continues to expand its footprint globally.

About Ennismore

Ennismore, founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Sharan Pasricha, is a global collective of purpose-driven brands. In 2021, Ennismore and Accor formed a joint venture, creating the fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality company. Ennismore have three business units: a lifestyle collective rooted in culture, resorts led by Rixos, luxury venues by Paris Society. With 17 brands, over 145 operating hotels and resorts, and more than 100 in the pipeline, Ennismore operates in over 35 countries, employing over 30,000 team members. Committed to inclusivity, Ennismore fosters inclusive communities among its teams and in the places it operates. The brand’s collaboration for Mama Shelter Cape Town showcases their dedication.

About Kasada

Kasada Capital Management or Kasada, established in 2018. It is Africa’s premier independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to the hospitality sector. Supported by Qatar Investment Authority and Accor, Kasada focuses on generating sustainable impact in African economies and communities while delivering attractive returns for investors. With its first fund, Kasada Hospitality Fund L.P., closing in April 2019 with over US$500 million in equity commitments, Kasada targets value-add investment opportunities and development projects across all hospitality segments. Operating in eight jurisdictions, Kasada has become the region’s largest institutional investor in hospitality, prioritizing sustainability and innovation.

About Ingenuity Property Investments

Ingenuity Property Investments Proprietary Limited, established in 2007, specializes in acquiring and developing properties in the Western Cape. Committed to innovation and excellence, Ingenuity pioneers projects that redefine urban landscapes, harmonizing modern living, commercial dynamism, and sustainability. With a focus on the Western Cape, Ingenuity creates spaces that reflect its mission of innovation in property development. The venture with Mama Shelter Cape Town exemplifies this commitment.

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