Four Seasons Johannesburg completes spa addition

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg in South Africa completed the design of its newly-built spa. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff opened in January, and was created from the ground up. The spa encompasses nine treatment rooms and men's and women's facilities including ice fountains, saunas and steam rooms. There's also a new 24/7 fitness center and two outdoor pools. The outdoor Apres-Spa lounge completes the complex, and close to eight acres of landscaped gardens with walking paths.

The hotel opened during the latter part of 2014. An 18-month, $56-million redevelopment of the Westcliff hotel included complete redecoration of all 117 guestrooms and suites and public spaces, and the addition of new restaurants, lounges and a newly-built spa complex.

Four Seasons worked with South African firms RSL Architects and Jacket Interiors on the project, which project included the addition of a radical design element to an otherwise residential-style series of buildings. Exterior glass elevators were installed to take advantage of the panoramic views over the city's treetops and of the zoo next door as guests journey up to the new View and Flames restaurants.

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A curated collection of contemporary African art is highlighted by Hannelie Coetzee's Face Sculptures in the arrival area.  Commissioned especially for the hotel, the concrete plinths are topped with sculptures created from mining core drill waste in an homage to the area's platinum and gold mining history. In all, 375 original artworks were commissioned from local artists for the Hotel's guestrooms and public spaces.

Flames Restaurant has an earthy, natural palette of colors and textures. Meanwhile, View references the city's art scene, with the space meant to resemble an art gallery. Restrained interiors, envisioned by international design firm Blacksheep, feature an elevated dining space designed to complement rather than detract from the food.

Additional restaurants and lounges at Four Seasons include Cellar Door, Apres-Spa and Westcliff Deli.

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff offers indoor and outdoor spaces, including 15,683 square feet of naturally-lit event spaces, highlighted by the 6,620-square-foot Arcadia Ballroom.  With panoramic views and its own terrace, the room is divisible and has a pre-function space. Thirteen additional rooms offer a choice of smaller venues, or a complete suite for a conference.

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons currently operates 96 hotels and residences in major city centers and resort destinations in 40 countries, and with more than 60 projects in development.

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