Hallmark House — Johannesburg, South Africa

Hallmark House bedroom with white linen and green headboard. There is a green ottoman with two books on it.
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Further reinforcing Maboneng’s reputation as Johannesburg’s precinct of urban cool, is the new 46-room Hallmark House, a hotel and residence that occupies a 17-storey former diamond factory, now reshaped by Ghanaian British architect David Adjaye to include a lobby café, a rooftop spa, pool and bar and a soon-to-open basement jazz club and speakeasy.

The interiors, by local outfit Malica Design, have an industrial ‘Jo’burg’ vibe in the public spaces, with exposed cement ceilings and low-slung furnishings in a moody dark grey and black palette, interspersed with pops of colour and local knickknacks including a display of colourful African baskets.

Upstairs in the guestrooms, bespoke blonde wood furniture and neutral walls allow the vibrant Shweshwe fabric-covered headboards to shine through, while the private terraces, each with its own swing chair, are perfect to escape to and take in widespread views of the City of Gold. 

Study area with a wooden table and a matching chair. A lamp is on the table and a framed picture of an elephant is hanging on the wall.

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Tiled bathroom with his and hers washbasins. A basket with a green plant is next to it.

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Black balcony with two black chairs hanging from the ceiling

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Blue couch with golden tassels with two beige lounge chairs on carpet. A shelf with a collection of various wines is fixed on the wall.

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Two black chairs next to two golden round tables

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Hallmark House lounge dining area with tables and chairs and a couch with lounge chairs

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ADDRESS

54 Siemert Road

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