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Press release April 2024:

Ensconced in a charming 80-year-old Cape Dutch building, Clico embodies a captivating blend of timeless heritage and contemporary comfort. You will find us in the serene and
upscale suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg, South Africa, where our guests
revel in the intimate and unpretentious atmosphere, while every detail is
meticulously curated for a stay that will become a lifelong memory.

Clico is so much more than a boutique hotel. Our culinary offering is unique not only in that it encompasses everything from luxurious breakfasts to intimate dining, but our
guests can also choose from two outstanding offerings: Sec for a gastronomic journey unique to Clico
or 400 Degrees al fresco dining where the menu boasts authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. Both offerings are expertly run by Chef Dario De Angeli, who is renowned for the magical culinary experiences he has created in his impressive three-decade career locally and internationally.

At Clico, we pride ourselves on delivering personalised service that goes above and beyond. From the moment you step through our doors, our attentive staff ensure that
your every need is met with warmth and efficiency. Whether it’s a
recommendation for exploring the city or a special request during your stay,
we’re dedicated to making your Clico experience memorable.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Rosebank. Clico is within walking distance of
Rosebank Mall, The Zone and the prominent Rosebank Clinic. Whether you’re here
for business or leisure, convenience is always at your doorstep.

Indulge in the perfect synthesis of old-world charm and modern luxury at Clico Hotel and Conferencing.

Where classic charm meets modern comfort

Step into the world of Clico, born from the visionary mind of Jeanette Schwegman. Intrepid travellers and those with a taste for the finer things find solace in our
haven. Nestled within a 80-year-old Cape Dutch building, Clico seamlessly
blends the allure of classic architecture with contemporary comforts.

Inspired by Jeanette’s love affair with champagne, our name, Clico, pays homage to her favourite bubbly, Veuve Clicquot. But here, it’s not just about the champagne—it’s about
the experience.

Whether you’re a jet-setting corporate traveller or an adventure-seeking tourist, Clico welcomes you with open arms. Our intimate ambiance and genuine hospitality ensure that every detail is meticulously attended to. At Clico, it’s not about being
flashy; it’s about forging genuine connections and creating unforgettable

Join us at Clico, where every stay is a celebration of the old, the new, and everything in

Location really is everything

Our prime
location, just 900 metres from the Rosebank Gautrain station, ensures seamless
access to key retail and business districts including Sandton, a mere
five-minute Gautrain ride away. Conveniently OR Tambo International Airport is
a stress-free 20-minute journey, making travel effortless for our guests.

Exquisite tranquillity

At Clico, your comfort is our priority. Nine meticulously designed rooms of varying sizes,
including five king and four queen/twin bedded options, are tastefully
furnished in a warm colour palette of harmonious blend of warm earthy tones,
creating an atmosphere of serene relaxation.

unparalleled luxury with our thoughtful amenities, including a mini-bar, safe,
DStv, and air-conditioning. Our extra-length beds are adorned with orthopaedic
memory foam toppers from Orthopaedic Pillow™, ensuring a restful night’s sleep.

Awaken your senses with our selection of teas and Bodum coffee, accompanied by fresh milk provided daily. Eight of our nine luxury rooms open onto the lush garden,
offering tranquil views of the sparkling pool. We also offer wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly accommodations, ensuring every guest feels welcome.

Stay connected with our business services, including telephones in the rooms and complimentary fibre Wi-Fi throughout the hotel grounds. Additionally, our reception provides scanning and photocopying facilities for your convenience.

Experience the epitome of comfort and hospitality at Clico Boutique Hotel & Conferencing.

Embark on a culinary journey at Clico

At Clico Hotel & Conferencing our guests embark on a journey of luxury, culinary delights, and unparalleled hospitality. Step into the culinary realm of Chef Dario de Angeli and brace yourself for a whirlwind of flavour at Clico’s cutting-edge dining
offerings: Sec and 400 Degrees.


Welcome to
Sec: where culinary brilliance meets tranquil sophistication

Step into a realm of gastronomic delight with the debut of Sec, our brand-new restaurant
set to redefine the essence of dining in South Africa. Indulge in an array of
innovative dishes meticulously prepared to tantalise your taste buds, promising
an unforgettable dining affair conceptualised by the visionary Chef Dario de

Every element at Sec has been meticulously curated to whisk you away on an unparalleled sensory adventure. Step into our realm of culinary enchantment, where African vibrancy meets European elegance. Picture yourself surrounded by an oasis of tranquility, with light wood accents, grassy lampshades, and chic designer chairs setting
the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Vibrant yellow and sleek
black hues pay homage to our logo and our muse—the iconic Veuve Clicquot

Venture into our enchanting courtyard, where al fresco dining takes on a whole new meaning. Beneath twinkling LED-lit skies and shaded by elegant umbrellas, indulge in
leisurely lunches or intimate dinners amidst lush greenery and the soothing
murmur of conversation. And the name? Sec isn’t just a word—it’s an invitation
to pause, to savour the moment, both on your plate and in life itself.

But what truly sets Sec apart is our culinary ethos—a fusion of tradition and innovation,
wellness, and indulgence. Our menu transcends the ordinary, offering bespoke
creations crafted from the finest cold-pressed, fermented, and ethically
sourced ingredients.

Prepare to embark on a tantalising journey of flavours and textures, from Egyptian frost
salt to Italian San Marzano tomatoes, each ingredient meticulously chosen to
elevate your dining experience to new heights. Delight in culinary marvels like
our homemade Morcilla, succulent braised wagyu cheeks, and Chef Dario’s
signature “green and cold” Samphire salad, artfully prepared
tableside with Dungeness crab and apple salad, finished with a sprinkle of gold
leaf for that extra touch of opulence.

Sec is more than just a restaurant—it’s a holistic experience. From interactive plates that
begin their journey at the moment of booking to meaningful engagements with our
guests, Sec is poised to revolutionise the culinary landscape of South Africa.

In an age where sustainability, innovation, and authenticity reign supreme, Sec emerges as a shining beacon of culinary excellence, beckoning you to embark on a gastronomic
voyage unlike any other. Come, join us, and let your taste buds dance to the
rhythm of culinary brilliance at Sec.


Casual dining, elevated

Get ready to elevate your dining experience to a whole new level with our al fresco eatery,
nestled poolside in the heart of the city. Say hello to a culinary adventure
curated by our resident Chef Dario De Angeli, where passion meets flavour, and
every bite tells a story.

In a city where even our winters are kissed by sunshine, dining al fresco isn’t just an
option—it’s a way of life. Picture yourself basking in the warm glow, savouring
each moment as you indulge in the finest authentic Neapolitan-style pizza this
side of Italy.

But these aren’t your ordinary pizzas!

Chef Dario’s magic begins with his handmade fermented pizza dough—puffy yet light, with a crispness that’ll leave you craving more. Topped with the creamiest mozzarella
and an array of tantalising ingredients, each slice is a symphony for your
taste buds.

Select your favourite from our menu of Neapolitan delights, where classics like Margherita
meet inventive creations like the Porchetta masterpiece. Imagine spicy pork
loin and shoulder, drizzled with chili honey and crowned with fennel and salsa
verde—pure pizza perfection!

From the fiery Chorizo to the luxurious Salmone, each dish is a celebration of flavour,
carefully crafted to delight your senses and leave you craving more. For the
daring, our signature 400 Degrees pizza, a true showstopper topped with Parma
ham, truffles, burrata, aged parmesan, and a generous handful of fresh peppery
rocket is a flavour explosion you won’t soon forget.

Gather your friends, soak up the sunshine, and let the feast begin at 400 Degrees. Because here, every meal is a memory in the making, and every bite is a taste of pure
joy. Book your table now and let the culinary adventure begin.


Crafting unforgettable moments: bespoke conferencing & events

Discover a world of bespoke conferencing and exclusive private functions at Clico, where every event is crafted with finesse and flair.

Our function facilities redefine intimacy and sophistication, providing the perfect setting
for smaller gatherings. With sliding doors inviting the lush garden ambiance
indoors, natural light and fresh breezes infuse every moment with vitality.

Indulge in the culinary mastery of award-winning Chef Dario for discerning palates, offering an exquisite dining experience that elevates every event. From intimate lunches
and dinners for up to 36 guests to cocktail soirées for approximately 50
attendees, as well as tea parties, christenings, or uniquely charming weddings,
Clico offers a canvas for unforgettable experiences. For those seeking complete
exclusivity, the option to reserve the entire boutique hotel is available,
ensuring your event is the sole focus of our attention.

Unparalleled hospitality is standard

Our secluded
conference space can be transformed into a private haven for your special
occasion, with the flexibility to partition the space for more intimate
gatherings. Whether it’s a corporate meeting or a celebratory affair, our
restaurant adapts to your needs, showcasing its versatility with grace. Clico’s
conference facility is fitted with high-quality AV equipment.

If you envision your event in the sophisticated ambiance of Clico, we invite you to reach out to for a personalised quote. Please note, private events in
the Clico Restaurant are subject to management approval, including the
possibility of corkage.

(For enhanced capacity requirements, smaller chairs can be arranged upon request. Any
additional furniture hire, and storage of existing restaurant chairs will be
arranged at the client’s discretion.


27 Sturdee Ave,
Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa | (011) 252 3300