Four Seasons continues to expand its presence in Africa, signing a long-term management agreement with the owners of The Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The iconic property, set on a cliffside garden estate in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, was closed on 30 June 2013 to undergo significant enhancements, including renovations and new construction and will re-open as Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg in the second quarter of 2014.
“Africa’s economic growth, improved stability and ease of travel have made the continent increasingly attractive to luxury travellers and Four Seasons,” said Scott Woroch, executive vice-president, worldwide development for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“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,” Woroch continued. “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.”