As Rosebank continues to develop and increase in popularity, more residential properties and accommodation options continue to come online. Despite a depressed South African property market and economy, Rosebank is bucking the trend. Developers see the suburb as a wise investment choice and visitors enjoy all the attractions it has to offer, as well as the proximity to business and entertainment options.

Justin Bass, managing director of Grapnel Property Group, says that Rosebank is developing into one of the most exciting and vibrant mixed-use commercial, retail, entertainment and residential hubs in Johannesburg. “With all the amenities in one place and the convenience of being close to top amenities – schools, shopping district, hospitals, businesses – it has become a very attractive lifestyle choice for buyers and investors in the area,” he says. “Since people have access to goods and services within a short distance, it makes their daily life and work environment more productive because everything is within walking distance and you’re not wasting time travelling far.”

Our apartment hotel, The Capital On Bath offers you everything you need and nothing you don’t. It has spacious rooms and full kitchens so you can easily cook your own dinner, or pop out to any of the trendy restaurants (and bars and galleries) up the road.

Grapnel Property Group is tapping into the demand for upscale residential properties with its new development, The Tyrwhitt, which is under construction and will offer luxury apartments to investors and professionals. “The Tyrwhitt, our new up-market residential development, was designed to meet the demand for these requirements and encourage a new lifestyle for homeowners to live close to where they work,” says Bass. “The development, which is due for completion mid-2019, boasts beautiful views and luxury sky living apartments in the heart of Rosebank, close to Rosebank Mall, the Gautrain station and all amenities.”

The Tyrwhitt will offer 219 apartments in total, including one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and penthouse apartments, ranging from 53.5m2 to 266.5m2 in size. Residents will enjoy the convenience of an onsite restaurant on the street level of the building, 24-hour concierge, state-of-the-art security and ample underground parking. Facilities and services included range from the standby generators to metered gas in all apartments, gas hobs, metered hot and cold water, fast and reliable fibre optic Internet, installed DStv, tactile finishes and underground parking with elevator access. Storerooms are also available for purchase.

The Tyrwhitt is just 50m from the Rosebank Mall and 300m from the Gautrain station, making it arguably one of the most conveniently located developments in the node.

Tree Tops Houghton, a development by Alan Becker Properties, is just outside of Rosebank but has been developed with easy access to the suburb in mind. Warren Becker, director at Alan Becker Properties, says that the development is inspired by the fact that Johannesburg is the world’s largest urban forest. “Tree Tops combines the excitement of Rosebank with the peaceful tranquillity of Houghton to offer a premium living experience in the heart of Johannesburg’s most vibrant district,” he says.

Its location between Houghton and Rosebank gives Tree Tops an elevation that looks out over Johannesburg’s green tree canopy. The vision is to provide a lush haven while keeping the convenience of urban living. Tree Tops is just a 10-minute walk from everything Rosebank has to offer, including trendy restaurants, boutique shopping and entertainment offerings.

That said; residents will have everything they need onsite, with facilities including a club lounge, Fitzone gym, lap pool, gas braais, fire lapa common area, a shared garden and a Skydeck entertainment area. The development will also offer state-of-the-art security, CCTV and 24-hour guards, central hot water heating, generator back-up power, fibre-ready apartments, secure parking and elevators.

Rosebank short stays

For those wanting to experience the Rosebank lifestyle in the short-term, whether for a business trip or a weekend break, the area offers a plethora of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs to suit every taste and requirement. From family-friendly establishments to luxury hotels and serviced apart-hotels, Rosebank really does have it all.

Marc Wachsberger, managing director of The Capital Hotels and Apartments says, “Rosebank is a very popular choice for both business and leisure travellers. It is in close proximity to Sandton and the Johannesburg CBD, and has easy Gautrain access to connect you to business hubs. For families looking for affordable places to stay, it offers a great alternative to its neighbouring suburbs, where prices can often be double what it costs in Rosebank. Our apartment hotel, The Capital On Bath offers you everything you need and nothing you don’t. It has spacious rooms and full kitchens so you can easily cook your own dinner, or pop out to any of the trendy restaurants (and bars and galleries) up the road.”

The Corporate Apartment Group (CAG) Vantage property is another popular apart-hotel option in Rosebank. CAG says that Vantage provides guests with the perfect synergy between home comforts and the sleek services of a five-star hotel with four-star pricing. Offering one- and two-bedroom apartments, CAG Vantage units have fully equipped kitchens, washing machines and tumble driers and comfy, modern finishes, so they feel like home, but at the same time they also feel like a hotel, with a cleaning service, grocery delivery and luggage storage available.

While apart-hotels are great for longer visits or self-catering trips, for those who want a full luxury hotel stay, Rosebank also has numerous decadent hotel and lodge options available. Mainstays include The Monarch Hotel, the Hyatt Regency, 54 on Bath and Crowne Plaza. Boutique hotels include the popular Clico Boutique Hotel and The Winston Hotel.

The award-winning Clico Boutique Hotel is just as well loved for its restaurant as its hotel. Clico was established by Jeanette Schwegman, and named for her favourite champagne, Veuve Clicquot. It offers comfortable rooms, five-star cuisine and top-quality conference and function facilities. Bed & Breakfast rates include a full breakfast served in Clico’s restaurant.

Whatever your accommodation preference, Rosebank has a property to meet your needs. If you haven’t experienced it yet, what are you waiting for?