Johannesburg Sun Hotel
Isador Baba Ica SELSICK: Design Architect
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Designed in 1982 and finally completed and opened in 1985 for the Southern Sun Hotels (Sol Kerzner). At the time of opening it was the largest hotel in Africa with 672 rooms (originally intended to be 830). The new building was linked, via a pool deck Podium, to the pre-existing Tollman Towers Hotel (1970). The new 40 storey tower which was designed in the late modernist style, was dominated by the blue mirror glass curtain walling. The architects were Selsick, Kinnear and Mitchell, with Isador Baba Ica Selsick (1932-1985) being the design architect.
It was later sold to the Holiday Inn Garden Court group (together with a number of the Southern Sun Hotels) who operated the hotel with only about a third of the rooms before it was closed in late 1998.