The iconic ‘pink diamond’ of Johannesburg’s prestigious hillside suburb, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff re-opened in December 2014 after a major renovation by new owners Four Seasons. The fabulous views looking over the Johannesburg zoo, the green leafy suburbs and city skyline to the Magaliesberg hills remain unchanged, while the majestic interiors have been completely renewed to modern luxury standards, with the addition of a brand new spa. World class cuisine makes it a social hub for local glitterati, and the immaculate terraced gardens and courtyards reminiscent of an opulent Tuscan village are an oasis of calm for visitors to this vibrant city.
Always known for spacious and elegant accommodation, all 117 guest rooms and suites have been transformed with cool contemporary decor, accented with rich fabrics inspired by the modern African idiom. Opening onto a garden terrace or balcony, the atmosphere is one of sumptuous country house comfort, with soft down duvets and pillows, crisp linen, fresh flowers and complimentary newspaper. Docking stations, wifi, LCD TV and all the technology you’d expect of a five star hotel are standard.
Chef Dirk Gieselmann is at the helm of the new dining options, with View being the showpiece restaurant featuring creative culinary art drawing from his experience as executive chef at three Michelin star restaurant L’Auberge de L’Ill in France. Flames is all South African in flavour with grilled specialities, South African wines, craft beers and incredible sunset views from the terrace. Intimate food and wine pairings are found at Cellar Door, coffee, casual meals and gourmet sandwiches at the Westcliff Deli and healthy, light cuisine at the Apres Spa.
Relax and re-energise at the lap pool or the family swimming pool, work out at the Health Club with its sauna and steam room or simply wander the gardens and enjoy the birdsong and views. Conveniently located for both business and leisure between the hub of Sandton and the CBD, business travellers are well looked after with a 24 hr business centre.
Four Seasons have restored The Westcliff to its accustomed position at the top of Johannesburg’s premium hotel list.