Hallmark House, which was built originally in the 1970s as a diamond-polishing centre, is loacted in the hip Maboneng district on the east side of the Johannesburg CBD. Interiors have an industrial ‘Jo’burg’ vibe in the public spaces, with exposed cement ceilings and low-slung furnishings in a moody dark grey and black palette, interspersed with pops of colour and local knickknacks. There is a coffee bar, and a bar/restaurant. Rooms are outfitted with blonde wood and come with private terraces, each with its own swing chair, and widespread views of the City of Gold.
• 46 rooms (24-45m2)
• Hotel opened: March 2015
• Architecture: David Adjaye
• Interior Design: Malica Design
• Bathroom amenities: Charlotte Rhys Cape Town