Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges has been awarded the contract for the hotel that forms part of the 15-storey Hallmark House in the Maboneng precinct in downtown Johannesburg, in South Africa’s Gauteng province. The hotel is due to open in September 2016.
Hallmark House, which was built originally in the 1970s as a diamond-polishing centre, is situated in the heart of Maboneng, east of Johannesburg’s CBD.
It comprises a mix of residential and hotel apartments; the hotel will have 46 apartments on two storeys but will also run a concierge service for the residents’ apartments. There will be two restaurants – one on the ground floor and The Grande on the roof top. The position of the building allows for a 360-degree bird’s eye view of Johannesburg and Hillbrow.
The hotel will offer 24-hour manned security, secure parking, high-speed internet and a gym.