It’s not every day a luxury hotel opens its doors in Johannesburg, so we’ve been looking forward to the launch of the Four Seasons Westcliff, ever since the hotel group announced that it was going to make its Southern African debut. Occupying the former Westcliff hotel – known locally as the Pink Lady for the colour of its façade – the 117-room property has been given a complete overhaul by Johannesburg-based firms RSL Architects and Jacket Interiors, who added a modern African twist to the brand’s traditional aesthetic, by commissioning local artists such as Hannelie Cotzee, to punctuate the public spaces with dramatic bespoke pieces. Set over eight acres of land, with views across the city’s famed green canopy, the hotel has all culinary bases covered, with five restaurants and an intimate wine bar. Not to forget the spa- with nine treatment rooms and two swimming pools, there is a chance guests will never leave the property.