Many Johannesburg hotels fall into two categories: elegant and Old World, or pleasantly bland. The Peech is determined to create its own category as Joburg’s go-to style-centric, edgy design hotel. The 16 rooms have sleek decor with vibrant contemporary African motifs (brightly colored patterns, funky wallpaper, animal-hide rugs), and the lobby feels more like a cozy alpine living room. The beautiful gardens around which the rooms are clustered beckon guests to relax with a book in the hammock, with nothing but the soundtrack of chirping birds to distract them.
But as far-removed from bustling Johannesburg as the Peech may feel, guests are never too far from the action. Melrose Arch is just a few minutes’ drive away.