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The new Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is now open

Urban resort with 117 luxurious rooms and suites, most with private terrace or garden patio.

JOHANNESBURG – Whether you know it as Joburg, Jozi, Joeys or Johannesburg, there’s no question that South Africa’s largest city has emerged as one of the world’s most exciting destinations. Business is booming, leisure opportunities abound, and the creative energy is infectious – and right in the heart of it all is the new Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg.

General Manager Sebastien Carre and his team of 300 hand-picked staff couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome their first guests: “It’s such an exciting time for Joburg as a new generation discovers its charms and shapes its future. Even if you think you know the city, it’s changing so fast that it is definitely worth another visit – and if you’ve never been here before, you are in for a very special treat.”

Johannesburg is the ideal gateway to explore the Sub Continent and beyond – important game reserves including Kruger National Park and Botswana’s luxury safari lodges are easily accessed, and 36 of the country’s top 100 golf courses are within an hour of the Hotel. In Joburg, open air markets, funky arts districts, trendy restaurants and the new Museum of African Design are just minutes away in the Braamfontein, Maboneng and 44 Stanley districts.

“I’ve met so many first-time visitors to Joburg who are just blown away by what the city has to offer. These revival districts are especially popular with locals and expats, and now international visitors are starting to discover them too,” says Director of Sales and Marketing David Barillot.

For business travellers, the city remains an the economic hub of Africa and an important centre for mining, as well as the banking, media, health care and technology sectors, and OR Tambo International Airport is just 22 kilometres (14 miles) away. And for Joburgers, the opening couldn’t come fast enough: companies have already started to book their corporate and social functions for next year at the new Four Seasons.

Now is the time to plan a trip: Summer has arrived in Johannesburg, and it’s the perfect time to explore all the region has to offer. In celebration of its grand opening, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is offering a special Introductory Rate, as well as a Bed and Breakfast package.

The Look of the New Four Seasons
An eighteen-month, USD 56 million redevelopment of the famed Westcliff hotel includes complete redecoration of all 117 guest rooms and suites and public spaces, and the addition of exciting new contemporary restaurants, lounges and a newly-built Spa complex.

Four Seasons worked with South African firms RSL Architects and Jacket Interiors on the project, which includes the addition of a radical design element to an otherwise residential-style series of buildings. Dramatic exterior glass elevators were installed to take advantage of the panoramic views over the city’s treetops and of the zoo next door as guests journey up to the new View and Flames restaurants.

A carefully curated collection of contemporary African art is highlighted by Hannelie Coetzee’s Face Sculptures in the arrival area. Commissioned especially for the Hotel, the giant concrete plinths are topped with sculptures created from mining core drill waste in a clever homage to the area’s platinum and gold mining history. In all, 375 original artworks were commissioned from local artists for the Hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces.

Tatiana Rokou

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