Four Seasons Hotel in Johannesburg – Renovations Bring the Old Beauty to Life

By Ashworth Africa, March 4, 2015

The Four Seasons Hotel JohannesburgThe Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff, has undergone major renovations that have transformed the hillside hotel into a modern and luxurious state-of-the-art resort. Located within the trendy Westcliff neighbourhood, the hotel has spectacular views of the prestigious Parks neighbourhood; the Johannesburg Zoo; and the leafy urban forest. Making the It List of Travel and Leisure’s ‘Best New Hotels’ of 2015, the Johannesburg hotel is situated close to the business and cultural district, with many shopping avenues and recreational attractions nearby. As the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is known as a social hub of activity and cultural vibrancy, and is perfectly located for business, family holidays, romantic honeymoons, and as a stopover between safari destinations.

Four Seasons Hotel Rooms and Facilities

The Westcliff has 117 rooms; 12 of which are suites. Each room has been stylishly designed to reflect a modern African ambience – with a touch of the old world architectural beauty – animal-print fabrics and contemporary African art. Rooms are spacious with private bars, espresso machines, and impressive views. Most of the rooms open up onto a garden terrace or balcony, offering the most gratifying experience of outdoor dining and relaxed afternoon lounging. The polished marble bathrooms are deeply luxurious, with double vanity sinks, rain showers, and separate bathtubs. The Four Seasons Hotel suites are grand and opulent; several of which have home theatres, private plunge pools and personal gardens.

The Four Seasons Hotel is woven with courtyards, fountains, and gardens, and has every facility desired. A brand new spa has been built, with a rooftop garden and a selection of treatments available. The Health Club is a fitness facility, open 24 hours and with views of the city landscape – with the best fitness equipment, studio classes, whirlpool, sauna, and steam room. There are two heated swimming pools (one of which is specifically for families with children) and nearby golf for enthusiasts and family fun. Children are welcome, and the concierge is happy to help parents plan family activities, or provide minders for children while parents take a much-deserved night off!

Fine Dining at the Four Seasons Hotel

The Westcliff has five exquisite restaurants and a bar and lounge for guests to choose from; each varied in theme, décor, and menu. Sample the dishes made by Chef Dirk Gieselmann – former executive chef of a French restaurant with three Michelin stars, and enjoy spectacular views from restaurant Flames. For a more intimate dinner party feel, one can dine in the Cellar Door, and for a quick snack stop by the Westcliff Deli. The restaurant View is more cosmopolitan and only opens for dinner, while the bar and lounge is the perfect spot for a social cocktail in the evening.

The Four Seasons Hotel group is globally recognized for their good service, luxurious facilities, and beautiful design. The Westcliff, having undergone a recent transformation, is an epitome of the opulence that the Four Seasons Hotel group is known for, and guests staying at the hotel will experience the comfort and grandeur of a well established-resort.

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