Gerald Garner who wrote Spaces and Places Johannesburg as well as Johannesburg 10Ahead, has recently started walking tour of Jozi’s inner city. On 28th Jan a tour will leave from Mary Fitzgerald Square at 9 am. Billed to see the public art in Newtown, Turbine Hall, Chancellor House, the Anglo American campus, the Ashanti Hotel and [...]
Southern Sun recently bought The Grace hotel in Rosebank for R85m. They are planning to do major refurbishments to the 73 room hotel and turning it into a boutique hotel targeting corporates, but with an intimate feel. Southern Sun managing director Graham Wood said it will be Southern Sun’s first “boutique deluxe” in Johannesburg. This will be [...]
Ghandi’s philosphy of Satyagraha (non-violent non-cooperation) was born in South Africa and more specifically in what was then the Transvaal, in the first decade of the 20th Century. Ghandi arrived in Johannebsurg in 1893 and stayed at various places during the 12 years he was in Johannesburg. For more on this see Eric Itzkin’s excellent book [...]
Another excellent review for Liz at Lancaster on Tripadvisor the influential international travel site. See http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g312578-d574068-Reviews-Liz_at_Lancaster_Guesthouse-Johannesburg_Johannesburg_Gauteng.html
The Luxurious Monarch Hotel, which was supposed to hit the auction floor on September 28, has been withdrawn from auction by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The hotel will remain standing empty until the IDC decides what to do with it, according to Warren Aronson of Auction Alliance. For more on the Monarch Hotel see [...]
The Gautrain station opening in Rosebank has added a further impetus to the fast growth and development in Rosebank which is seeing an increase in new office and retail spaces. see http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/additions_to_thriving_rosebank/62/1/134 Liz at Lancaster is ideally place for easy access to Rosebank being a mere 2.8 km from the Gautrain station. And where possible, we [...]
What makes Rosebank so different from say, for example, Sandton. While Sandton’s leisure and shopping area is focused on the huge enlcosed megamall of Sandton City and the central space of Mandela Square modelled on an Italian piazza. Rosebank however has a greater variety of smaller malls linked by open air areas each with their own different [...]
Upcoming events in Joburg include Winex at Sandton Convention Centre 26-28 Oct followed by the Antique Dealers Fair at Wanderers 28-30 Oct. Liz at Lancaster is only 7 km from Sandton Convention Centre and 5km from Wanderers (up Bompas Rd and down Corlett Drive). So book now!
SA Fashion Week, SA’s premier designer platform, prepares to launch the Winter 2012 Designer Collections in Johannesburg from 22 – 25 September. The SA Fashion Week Winter 2012 Designer Collections will be staged at the Rosebank Hotel. Tickets are R180 and may be booked directly from www.safashionweek.co.za from 1 September.
The following week the Summer 2011 [...]
Rosebank is fast becoming Johannesburg’s third largest high-rise business centre, after Sandton and the inner city, according to the research conducted by Broll, one of Africa’s leading commercial property services group. ‘Rosebank is reviving, with great retail and new office developments which are well-supported by the surrounding residential nodes and the Gautrain station,’ says Jane [...]