Our town – Jozi – has been called all sorts of things, included ‘the Manhattan of Africa’. Actually, no. This is the Jozi of Africa: a celebratory melting pot of all that is Africa, with all the coolth and sophistication this fabulous city has to offer.
The evening in question took place at the CIRCA Gallery on Jellicoe, with seductive food, alluring champagnes and most of whatever else the smart collection of people would want.
The team behind the Four Seasons Westcliff is international, and focused on doing the right thing in a city that rocks. After all, this is the country’s economic powerhouse (if not that of Africa).
The video presented could have been a celebratory movie of what the Jozi that vibrates with energy day and night, has to offer. And there is the hotel, straddling the smart suburbs to the north of the city, and the new, hip and happening ‘burbs of Maboneng, downtown and Braamfontein.
“This modern city is building a vibrant future which embraces diversity,” says urbane Hotel Manager Christopher Rudolph. “I’m passionate about managing a hotel which reflects this profound, creative shift in a city.”
The team promises ‘outstanding dining’ too. New executive chef Dirk Gieselmann, served as Chef de Cuisine at the famed Michelin three-star Auberge de l’Ill restaurant in France’s Alsace region until recently. He says, “We intend to shake up the culinary scene in Jo’burg.”
There’s formal dining, but also casual in the form of Flames, which will be open all day – and at sunset, those famous views.
The ‘culinary destination’ focus also extends to the streetside café, the Westcliff Deli. Think gourmet sandwiches and salads to take away and perfection for residents in search of their perfect morning cup of coffee.
Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg
67 Jan Smuts Avenue
Tel.+27 (0) 11 4816000