The Melrose Arch Hotel is found in the burgeoning Melrose Arch lifestyle development.
A city within a city designed to give security to Johannesburg’s growing middle and upper classes; the entire precinct is patrolled by 24 hour security and surveillance. This is the new South Africa. However, politics aside, this five-star hotel is a temple to 21st Century urban design padded out with creature comforts and little added luxuries. The in-house March restaurant (See Eat) follows the Jo’burg trend of pandering to their international guests and producing good eclectic cooking. Alongside this is a ‘deluxe’ Library bar (see Drink) complete with billiard (well pool, really) table and an outdoor pool bar for lazy summer afternoon cocktails. Laid back for a business hotel and grown up for a leisure hotel the Melrose Arch is part of a new breed of sophisticated Jo’burg properties.