12 Decades Art Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa

March 24, 2011 by

12 Decades Art Hotel is a self catering hotel tracing the history of Johannesburg with rooms conceptualized by some of the most celebrated artists and designers of South Africa.
The hotel traces the history of Johannesburg from 1886- 2006. Each decade has been interpreted by the individual designers to illustrate the most prominent features of the particular decade in Johannesburg’s history.

12 Decades is part of the second development in the Maboneng Precinct, meaning “ Place of Light”. The development of this precinct forms part of a city improvement initiative by the development company, Propertuity. The Urban regeneration has been applauded by the City of Johannesburg, and as such, further developments are underway in the precinct, forming part of a vision to breathe new life into the old industrial area in the Eastern CBD.
In addition to the 12 designer rooms, there are standard modern luxury hotel apartments. 12 Decades is comprised of single, double and luxury suites. The hotel studios are perfect for the business traveler as well as couples on city weekend getaways. The range of differently designed rooms allow for guests to choose a room based on the purpose of their city visit. For those looking for a simple overnight stay in the city, the standard apartment suites offer just this.

Room amenities include: fully equipped kitchen, secure safe suitable for laptop storage, flat screen plasma TV, DSTV connection, spacious shower, hairdryers, international plug points, irons and ironing boards, queen size beds and large windows with views of Johannesburg City.
There are various attractions and activities the guest can utilize during their stay at 12 Decades:
Canteen, a newly opened restaurant situated at Arts on Main that serves fresh, organic, light meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The guest can enjoy the oldest Traditional African Market, Mai Mai Bazaar, in operation since 1920.
A unique blend of studio, commercial and retail spaces, Arts on Main is a hub for Johannesburg’s creative community to develop and share ideas. Developed in a newly converted 1900’s bonded warehouse, Arts on Main aims to preserve the historical aspects of the building and contribute to JHB’s urban regeneration. With galleries such as the Goodman Gallery, Nirox Project space & Seippel Gallery, as well as studios of some of the designers of the 12 Decades Hotel, Arts on Main offers a space to spend a cultural day in the city. Arts on Main also hosts a range of events and concerts.

The facilities at 12 Decades include: rooftop garden/sculpture park, rooftop BBQ area, rooftop boxing gym & sunrise yoga classes, rooftop fully licensed bar, reception & concierge desk, 24 hour security surveillance, secure indoor parking, valet & shuttle service – on request, daily laundry and cleaning services, close to Arts on Main- home to all Art Galleries, events spaces and Canteen – within 5 min walking distance, Table Tennis, and music studio.
If your travels take you to South Africa, 12 Decades might be the perfect fit for you.

Pictures via Design Boom.

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