luxe - Ten Bompas Hotel, Johannesburg
Written by Oryx
Pleasingly befitting a country as culturally diverse as South Africa , Johannesburg’s Ten Bompas Hotel offers ten luxury suites each individually decorated to a modern, contemporary African theme by a different interior designer, with furnishings and flooring all sourced locally from natural materials.
Warm, neutral colours combined with the natural cotton hues of the custom-designed couches and cherry wood furniture imbue the hotel with a peaceful environment which is elegantly balanced with select African objets d’art. The spacious suites enjoy plenty of natural light, with such luxuries as a fireplace, steam bath, and cotton percale linen as standard.
Suite 5, designed by couturier Andre Croucamp and architect Ian Gandini, is a guest favourite, combining the neutral tones of wood, slates, silk, and parchment, which are offset with the luxe of the gold-leafed fireplace; while for Suite 7, designer Nerina Nicolella drew her inspiration from the geometric tribal art of the Ndebele people.
A double-volume state-of-the-art wine cellar with 4,500 local and foreign vintages overlooks the outdoor swimming pool. The hotel’s gastronomic flourish is provided by the Sides restaurant, which serves understated classic dishes and old home favourites according to an innovative, seasonally varying menu.
Connect Johannesburg, South Africa Distance: 6,750 km Flight Time: 8 hours, 40 minutes Frequency: Daily
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