It seems the Westcliff is determined to draw us in. The iconic hotel with the best view in the city is lowering the drawbridge and inviting in local residents, first with its recently relaunched restaurant Flames, a casual eatery slinging a variety of delicious fondues, and now with a refurbished space and a curated calendar of events to showcase local and international artistic talent. The project, called Art on the Hill, will be a rotating offering bringing the local community a new place to experience the arts.
The site will be a concert venue and also house exhibitions. Concerts will be held in the ballroom, overlooking the lush gardens, with the Johannesburg skyline in the distance. Smaller, more intimate events, like art talks, will be held above Flames, in the bay-windowed space which caps the hotel, aptly named Pre View.