Ballet with a View

Jul 08, 2021

The Leonardo, South Africa’s tallest building, together with renowned local dance company Joburg Ballet, has released a video showcasing the iconic building and its outstanding art collection, through the story of dance.

The short clip, which can be viewed hereexplores a day in the life of a guest at The Leonardo - from check-in to sunset - using dance as a medium of expression. The elegant trio, dressed by House of Nala, glide through the building passing signature artworks, stopping to enjoy key experiences on the way, including AURUM Restaurant, The Leonardo Spa, world-class conference facilities, luxurious rooms, and the soon-to-be-launched, Alto234, Africa’s highest urban bar.

“We wanted to tell the story of The Leonardo in a way that is fresh, dynamic, exciting and visually enticing, and this was the perfect way to do that,” says Chenee Seeberath, Guest Relations Officer at The Leonardo.

“Art is such a cornerstone of all Legacy Hotel and Resorts’ properties, especially at The Leonardo, where there are hundreds of original, local artworks from sculptures, to installations, tapestries and paintings. We wanted to not only highlight the art that our guests can experience but use the Arts to tell the unique story of this iconic building in a new and an authentic way.”

Guests at The Leonardo can dine at a variety of eateries, including Leo’s Lounge & Deli, fine dining at contemporary European restaurant and wine library, AURUM, the wood-fired meal-offering, Octo Bar and soon-to-be-opened, sky bar, Alto234, on the roof of the iconic building.

In addition, facilities at the 55-story building include a world-class gym, outdoor lap pool and The Leonardo Spa, as well as a number of all-purpose conferencing venues and meeting rooms.

Art enthusiasts can look forward to weekly art tours through the Leonardo which will be reinstated once South Africa’s lockdown regulations have been relaxed to Level 3. Click herefor more information on the art tours and how to book.

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