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Stay in the heart of the Maboneng Precinct at the 12 Decades Art Hotel, located on the seventh floor of Main Street Life. Each of the boutique hotel’s 12 rooms has been decorated by a local artist or designer to evoke a decade in Johannesburg’s history, from 1886 when the gold rush began to 2006. For example, the Minehaus room, conceptualised by furniture designers Dokter and Misses, covers 1916 to 1926; its white corrugated iron and abstract decor evoking both Johannesburg’s mining-town past and early 20th-century art movements. Through the Artist Exchange scheme, artists can stay at the hotel in exchange for an artwork.