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The Grace Rosebank Hotel

Rosebank, Sandton, South Africa

The lovely Grace Rosebank Hotel
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The Grace in RosebankThe Grace is an ideal choice for guests seeking a sophisticated city hotel with the highest levels of service and luxury, as well as that personal charm found only in small establishments. The Grace won the prestigious AA and SAA Accommodation Award for 'Best Luxury City Hotel' for 1999, only one year after opening and was voted 3rd in the world for service and 3rd in the Middle East and Africa by Condé Nast traveler 2001.

Set in the heart of stylish Rosebank, a secure, leafy, Johannesburg suburb, The Grace has easy access to Johannesburg's most prominent businesses and the international airport.

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With only 73 bedrooms, The Grace in Rosebank is ideally positioned to provide personal, unobtrusive hospitality. Its classical standards of excellence date back to an era of gracious living and dedication to detail.

Double & Twin Rooms
The Grace has generously proportioned double or twin rooms each with adjoining bathroom and separate shower. French casement windows afford views to the north, south, east and west. Guest accommodation starts on the fifth floor. All rooms have zip-up mattresses and can therefore be double or twin.

Single Suite
Each single suite includes a spacious bedroom, bathroom and separate shower, a separate lounge and guest toilet, superb views, as well as a separate lounge suitable for small business meetings and private dining for up to six people.

On the top (10th) floor there are three luxury, one-bedroomed penthouse suites, each with en-suite lounge, guest toilet, adjoining bathroom and separate shower. French doors open onto a private balcony.

Rates for all accommodations include a full English breakfast.

Hotel facilities
Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Guest lounge with adjoining bar
Rooftop terrace with swimming pool and garden
King-size, double or twin beds
24-hour room service
24-hour security
24-hour porterage
Valet service
Private dining facility for up to 20 people
24-hour transfers to and from Johannesburg International Airport, shops and attractions by arrangement
Undercover parking

Complimentary services for guests:
Use of hotel exercise room or a nearby gym
First pressing of a full set of clothes
Café complèt served in the lounge from 06h00 to 17h00
Use of fax/internet connection and VCR in your room (calls charged to your account)
International plug points in all rooms (Converters available on request)
Satellite TV in all Rooms (selected channels)
Teas and coffees with pastries and cakes (Café Complét)
2-hour complimentary use of boardroom for in-house guests, thereafter R200-00 per hour.
Daily newspaper
Shoe shine
Luggage unpacking service
Valet parking

Complimentary services (subject to availability)
Immediate rental of mobile phones (calls charged to your card)
Boardroom service - 1st hour complimentary, thereafter R200 p/h - subject to availability
Transport to and from your office, a restaurant, the shops or any rendezvous within metropol area
Early arrival and late departure
Children's accommodation in a separate room
Upgrade to a suite for American Express Platinum card holders

Complimentary café complèt in the lounge
"Sanctuary at The Grace", a beauty salon/gym facility
Gym equipment on request and complimentary access to local Virgin Active Gym
Laundry, dry cleaning and valet service
Complimentary transport to within 10 km of The Grace Hotel
Secure undercover parking
Facilities for the disabled

Several stylish shopping malls, art galleries, cinemas, craft markets, entertainment centres and more than 50 restaurants are within one block of the hotel.

Sanctuary at The Grace
In December 2000 The Grace in Rosebank opened its own beauty salon, "Sanctuary at The Grace", which offers a variety of customized skin and body treatments for both men and women, including facials, relaxing or energizing massages (Aromatherapy and Dermalogica), hand and feet treatments and body waxing. The salon is open seven days a week, from 10h00 to 20h00.

The salon's therapeutic treatments are designed to pamper and restore you, leaving you feeling relaxed and stress free, equipped to cope with the pressures of the city.

Dining and Cuisine
Chef of "The Dining Room", Raymond Rundle, has been with The Grace since July 2000, and is currently a member of the Chef's Association of South Africa. Rundle approaches cooking with a combination of creativity, insistence on the finest, natural ingredients and a flair for authentic food with an African flavour.

According to Rundle, The Dining Room's menu is "SIMPLE, ELEGANT AND CONTEMPORARY." His cuisine is unpretentious yet creative, designed to please and delight the guest rather than impress. Reflecting Rundle's game lodge background, menu choices at The Grace's restaurant include African-inspired favourites like Oak-Smoked Springbok (served on hot multigrain with a white balsamic vinegar and cranberry sauce); main courses like Ostrich Neck and desserts like Amarula ice cream and Key Lime Souffle made from Swazi limes.

Offering an elegant yet convivial atmosphere and consistently good food, The Dining Room is a favourite haunt of many well known businessmen and celebrities alike. In the five years of its existence, THE DINING ROOM has earned a reputation for its creative menus, elegant yet unpretentious ambience, consistently good cuisine and attentive service. The series of sumptuous gourmet food and wine evenings held monthly at The Grace have become an ever popular feature of its restaurant.

The Grace's Vinoteque is an intimate private dining venue which can seat up to 20 guests for discreet functions or special celebrations. THE DINING ROOM itself can cater for private functions of up to 75 guests.

During South Africa's balmy summers, The Grace's tranquil roofgarden and pool terrace is an idyllic setting for alfresco breakfasts, lunches or evening drinks.

The Dining Room has always served an unbeatable breakfast, marked by variety, abundance and value for money. Now you can sample their new English Breakfast Menu which includes mouthwatering additions such as Grace Benedict ( Poached eggs with smoked springbok and avocado hollandaise on a toasted brioche) and Buttermilk waffles served with fried eggs, bacon and hot maple syrup.

The Grace's Continental buffet offers a feast of fresh fruit, cereals, juices, cold meats and smoked fish as well as a variety of freshly baked breads and pastries.

Rosebank is an exclusive suburb of Johannesburg, 40 minutes drive from the Johannesburg International Airport, and one mile (five minutes drive) from the CBD of Sandton.

Entertainment and Activities:
The Mall of Rosebank, immediately adjacent to The Grace
The Mall's Rooftop Market, arguably SA's best, offers a huge range of beautifully crafted merchandise (open Sundays and public holidays)
Hotel is within one block of one of Jo'burg's most exclusive shopping precincts, including specialist malls and boutiques
An eclectic mix of over 200 popular restaurants within easy walking distance of The Grace
Old Mutual Entertainment and shopping centre with 12 cinemas, Woolworths, music and bookstores, children's entertainment centre, fashion stores and restaurants
Permanent African curio market with quality controlled traders in Cradock Avenue promenade (one block from The Grace.)
Several excellent art galleries and exclusive Art Nouveau cinemaa complex.

Quote from London's "Daily Telegraph", Hotel Watch, March 1999:
"Rosebank, quite the best of Jo'burg's Northern suburbs, I mean the old green ones, not the brash new ones. Wooded, walkable, rich in restaurants, clubs and cinemas, Rosebank has that characteristic Jo'burg blend of the chic and the seedy; curio sellers, sushi bars, buskers and beggars."

General comparison with Sandton: Sandton is large, business-centred, concrete intensive; Rosebank is residential in nature, cosmopolitan and culture-rich, with tree-lined streets and walkable shopping, eating and entertainment.

Recent comparative crime statistics (2000) show Rosebank as the MOST SECURE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF ALL 21 POLICING ZONES IN JOHANNESBURG. Private security and cleaning initiatives have reduced crime and petty misdemeanors to almost nil. Patrol officers on duty 24 hours a day. Security escorts for pedestrians on request.

Petite Conference Venue of the year, 2000
Diners Club Wine-list Award (Merit Award) 99, 2000, 2001.
Menu of the year 2001 - Best Upmarket /Fine Dining Menu in SA
Among Wine Magazine's Top 100 Restaurants in South Africa
Third Best in Africa, and 65th in the world
Third in the world for service

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