Stepping into Urban Chic’s foyer from the busy street is an experience that instills a sense of calm as cool contemporary touches blend with classical lines. A Bottocino marble staircase with a balustrade in stainless steel, wood and glass sweeps immediately up to the Gallery Cafe. The unique Gallery Cafe comes complete with ultra-now minimalist design and a classy, passionate culinary style.But just below, overlooking Long Street, the relaxed Cigar Bar perches above the thronging crowds… the perfect watering hole for the weary traveler wanting to refresh, watch sport beamed in by satellite on the plasma screen or discuss the day’s events over a thirst-quenching cocktail with attitude, while watching the passing parade! If you have business in mind, take advantage of the complimentary wireless connectivity linking you, via your laptop, with the pulse of the world.At the mezzanine Gallery Cafe, hotel guests and patrons alike enjoy a culinary symphony of note among an eclectic selection of local art. The Gallery Cafe is a wonderfully cosmopolitan and alternative venue for a chic corporate lunch for up to 80, or, with the enclosed terraces hived off for intimacy, you can celebrate any occasion privately, with music beamed to you, to complement the fine, South African soul food dishes. For guests staying over, there’s a choice of twenty individually appointed bedrooms – each with its own en suite bathroom. The decor is a subtle combination of honeyed Spanish marble, warm textured carpets, African mahogany furniture and crushed linen curtains complemented by the contemporary artwork of Alexander Krenz. Some rooms have Zen-like sliding screens so that views of the city, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head or Signal Hill can also be appreciated from the comfort of one’s bath.