Hallmark Hotel has a makeover
Rosebank's 54 on Bath hotel reopensWhen the world first shut down in March 2020 Tsogo Sun's upmarket Rosebank hotel 54 on Bath 'temporarily' closed its doors. Incredibly, despite moves up and down the lockdown levels over the next 18 months since then, the hotel continued to remain closed. Finally, in September 2021, 54 on Bath has reopened to the public, and just in time for the jacaranda season too (head to their rooftop garden for some pretty Rosebank jacaranda views).
SA hotels win accolades at this year's Condé Nast awards
Home Suite Hotels launches in Sea PointThe local boutique hotel brand Home Suite continues its expansion, adding to its Rosebank Joburg and De Waterkant Cape Town properties, with the launch of their third hotel, Home Suite Hotel Sea Point. Located in the heart of Sea Point's lively dining scene the Sea Point Promenade is right out front (there are great views from the hotel's rooftop pool deck) and the V&A Waterfront is also close by. Find out more here.
Archer Bar & Eatery now open at Melrose Arch
The Marriott Melrose Arch hotel officially launched in March 2020, although of course the pandemic had other plans. Since late 2020 the hotel has bravely set forward with opening to the public and continues to go from strength to strength. However, persistent lockdowns, curfews and booze bans haven't helped with the launch of their chic Archer Bar & Eatery, a standalone venue adjoining the hotel and overlooking Melrose Arch. Happily, now we are finally on Level 1 Archer is officially open, serving up great cocktails with a view of the neighbourhood from their breezy elevated street terrace every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Read our review here.
Wine dinners at Ten Bompas
The intimate Winehouse restaurant at Ten Bompas Hotel in Dunkeld presents a monthly gourmet wine tasting dinner, happening on the last Thursday of every month. Each month features a different guest winemaker and for R550 per person you can enjoy a gourmet three-course meal with multiple wine tastings through the evening. Call +27 11 325 2442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
20% off room rates at Radisson Red during jacaranda season
Celebrating the jacaranda season in Joburg the Radisson Red Rosebank is offering 20% off online room rates while the jacarandas remain in bloom. To take advantage of the special offer email email@example.com with a photo of a jacaranda.
Our In Your Pocket roaming office is back on the move
In February 2021 we launched the In Your Pocket roaming office, taking our team on the move every Monday to work together from a different Joburg hotel. Through the roaming office we have found a fresh way to reconnect with Joburg hotels and get a deeper sense of what's happening in the local hospitality sphere in the wake of the pandemic. The roaming office has also given us the chance to get the inside scoop on some exciting new hotel offerings. After a brief break during the third wave, the In Your Pocket team are fully vaccinated and on the move again. Keep your eye on our Instagram for a look at where we're working from next and follow our reviews on our roaming office blog.