Four Seasons has signed a long-term management agreement with the owners of The Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The property was closed on 30 June to undergo renovations and new construction, and will reopen as Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg in the second quarter of 2014.
“Having a property in Johannesburg – the gateway to the whole of southern Africa – is essential as we explore opportunities for growth in South Africa, and across the continent,” said Scott Woroch, Executive Vice-President Worldwide Development for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “With our recently-established development office in Dubai, we plan to be much more active in Africa, pursuing both new build developments and conversion opportunities such as The Westcliff in Johannesburg and Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, which opened last year.”
Upon reopening, Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg will be home to new restaurant and bar concepts designed by renowned UK-based hospitality design firm Blacksheep.