Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff — Johannesburg, South Africa

Swimming pool area at the Four Seasons Hotel. Two loungers with a sun umbrella is facing the pool and it is surrounded by palm trees and a beautiful garden.
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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.

Outside of the Four Seasons Hotel surrounded by beautiful landscaped garden and a lovely water feature and some pillars.

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Gray room with gray bed and white linen. A gray couch with a zebra ottoman. A modern light hanging from the ceiling.

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Stunning tiled bathroom in the Four Seasons Hotel. His and hers washbasins and passage leading to a big white bath

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P.O. Box 2700
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Lauren Ho is the former travel editor at Wallpaper*. Now a contributing editor, she roams the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website, alongside various other titles. She is also the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.