An art gallery masquerading as a hotel. Or a hotel disguised as an art gallery. Form follows function at 12 Decades Hotel, where the industrial veneer is punctuated by eruptions of lush art.

The 12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel chronicles the history of Johannesburg from 1886 to 2006, with rooms designed and conceptualised by some of South Africa’s most eminent creatives -including LoveJozi, Black Coffee, Marcus Neustetter and Dokter + Misse. Each room explores a different theme appropriate to Johannesburg’s colourful mining and commercial history as Africa’s most powerful economic city spanning the period 1886 to 2006 . Situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s historical CBD, it is a perfect recreation and business destination, and is within walking distance to some of Maboneng’s trendiest restaurants, bars, galleries and shops.

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