Johannesburg, the commercial hub of sub-Saharan Africa, is one of the world’s grittiest, most eclectic and cosmopolitan cities. The city hosts a truly unique mix of cultures, music, performance, art and design that recalls its turbulent past and celebrates its vibrant present.
The newly refurbished Hallmark House, located in the heart of this pulsing African metropolis on the doorstep of the bustling Maboneng, is a 66-metre-high modular Modernist structure originally designed in the early 1970s to house a growing diamond-polishing industry.
The building was repurposed as an upmarket stay|work|play mixed-use development in 2016, making a bold statement about Johannesburg’s inner city by introducing a chic and trendy dimension to the surrounding city fabric. The design was carried out by internationally-renowned Ghanaian architect, Sir David Adjaye:
“I saw this as a transformative opportunity to combine an African aesthetic with a contemporary vision, and also to show that the relics of the old mode of the city had the capacity to adapt and to change.”
Hallmark’s most recent refit and re-branding, launched in early 2020, are warm, modern, evocative and just a touch flamboyant. The design recalls the building’s industrial origins, with a sandblasted, exposed structure setting the scene for a contemporary, urban look that complements the lustrous, rich textures and colours of the sophisticated interior architecture, offset by striking contemporary art.
Hallmark House offers a range of shared spaces, including extensive recreational and business facilities that serve both residents and guests. These include Jozi’s finest jazz bar, the evocative Marabi Club, which boasts fine dining, slick service and the immersive sounds of African rhythms; and Thorn, our hotel restaurant with a cool, modern, relaxed ‘club’ ambience. Our exclusive Cutters Barber & Cigars offers professional grooming in a vintage, indulgent setting; while 999 is the ultimate rooftop venue that radiates glamour and style with unrivalled 360-degree views over the inner city.
Experience Jozi’s unique urban lifestyle together with our unmatched high-end South African style and friendly service. Contact us today to make a booking!
+27 (0)11 402 0447
54 Siemert Road