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Its story begins with Jeanette Schwegman wanting to cater for travel- weary, discerning guests, and in addition to accommodating corporate guests as well as leisure-seeking tourists. The brief was clear, ‘create a place for guests who prefer a more intimate, somewhat unpretentious establishment which offers attention to all the important details, as well as personalised interaction with staff’.

This has resulted in guests feeling like royalty from the moment you arrive at the gates of Clico Hotel. The security team, receptionist and all the hosts at the restaurant leave one with a feeling that they have known you for life and are excited to see you again – sort of ‘welcome back home, we missed you’.

Clico’s collaboration with renowned Chef Dario de Angeli has also spiced up things in the kitchen and general management of the hotel. This mouth-watering relationship has produced an introduction of new and exciting lunch and dinner menus at Clico Restaurant which will undoubtedly wow the discerning diner.

Says Chef Dario of this exciting new collaboration: ‘I have cooked in deserts and five-star establishments, catered for celebrity functions, and advised and assisted in the development of numerous brands. I have judged for Eat Out magazine awards and San Pellegrino Restaurant Top 50 Awards in my travels to 67 countries. Luckily, I still know the difference between Barolo and Burgundy, Islay and The Highlands and I am so ready to take on this new challenge with great gusto!’

With Chef Dario in charge, Clico Restaurant is a place to go with your clients and corporate teams, and even for that special occasion with family or loved ones. Their menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, is guaranteed to make a long-lasting impression.

For your next team outing or family celebrations like parties, you can book the whole hotel and enjoy intimate and private memorable moments with their five-star cuisine and top-quality conference and function facilities.

Clico Boutique Hotel offers nine comfortable and beautifully appointed rooms of various sizes (five king and four queen/twin-bedded). The conference facility is unique, diverse and ideal for smaller and more intimate events and conferences. This area also lends itself to intimate events ranging from special occasion brunches, lunches and dinners for up to 36 guests, cocktail parties for around 50 guests, tea parties, christenings, or intimate weddings with a difference.

Clico’s location is convenience at your fingertips, being just 900 metres from the Rosebank Gautrain station. This means business hubs such as Sandton can be reached within five minutes by train and OR Tambo International Airport is only 20 stress-free minutes away. Ideally and centrally located, Clico is within walking distance of the Rosebank Mall.