From Post Office to Monarch Hotel

Converting a post office into a five star hotel may have been a challenge for some but not for the Mantis Collection who have retained the old world elegance of this historical landmark, writes Des Langkilde.

Once the iconic 1930’s Saxonwold Post Office, the Monarch hotel, located in Rosebank, a prestigious suburb of Johannesburg, is a sophisticated, lavishly styled hotel.

Reflecting an affluent ambience of old world elegance with refined period-like interiors enriched with classical and contemporary furnishings complimented by an extensive art collection of established and emerging South African artists.

A prominent heritage landmark on Oxford road, the Monarch is a glamorous yet eclectic setting of wrought iron entrances, rich fabrics, muted marble, brass banisters, paneled walls, and ceilings perfectly balanced by bespoke contemporary finishes, providing the ultimate discreet ‘urban’ sanctuary for business travelers and tourists alike.

The Monarch prides itself on the rich cultural history of Johannesburg and welcomes its guests in modern style and traditional charm.

No stone was left unturned to ensure that our twelve exquisite suites are masterpieces of comfort and opulence. The Monarch Hotel has superb accommodation, offering the service excellence that the Mantis Group is renowned for the world over.

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Monarch Hotel is marketed by the Mantis Collection. Mantis offers a full suite of marketing related services and activities that include international sales, public relations, strategy implementation and new media marketing techniques relating to the world wide web, social media and other key web marketing initiatives. Mantis is made up of five business divisions, they include Mantis Management, Mantis Development, Mantis Conservation, Mantis Marketing and Mantis Education.For more information visit:

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