1. WHERE BUSINESS MEETS PLEASURE
Plumped pretty in Africa’s most affluent square mile, The Radisson Blu Sandton is in excellent company, citing Johannesburg’s up-market businesses and luxury boutiques as its neighbours. For business travellers, the hotel is just a short walk from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, but equally in good reach of the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton Gautrain Station, Nelson Mandela Square and The Marc Shopping Centre. Once you’ve taken advantage of the location, you can relax into one of its rooms and suites, each with sprawling views of the Sandton skyline.
On the 13th floor, Vivace Restaurant & Show Kitchen comes alive after dark, as does its rooftop panoramas, serving Mediterranean cuisine complemented by a superb collection of South African wines. Otherwise, you can swap stories and celebrate whilst you sip at the hotel’s cool and contemporary Molo Lobby Bar & Lounge. If you’re in need of blowing any cobwebs, head to the Sandton Isle Premier Gym on the 10th floor, which has an extraordinary indoor jogging circuit, Jacuzzi and sauna. Or relinquish yourself to relaxation and enjoy the tranquility and serenity of The View Spa, with its heated Roman bath, therapeutic salt room and Vichy Showers.
2. CULTURE AND STYLE IN SANDTON
Another equally well-placed hotel is the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, which just a quick 55 steps from Gautrain Station, a high-speed train, making it the perfect commuting jumping off point. With contemporary design at its core, the 220 guest rooms comprise standard, superior class and luxury suites, each with a spacious work desk, uncapped and complimentary high-speed WiFi, and separate en-suite bath and shower facilities. If you get bored of doing business, just look out your window across the spectacular Sandton skyline to help clear your head.
Before exploring the sights of the city, from Johannesburg Art Gallery to Neighbourgoods Market and Constitution Hill, fuel up at Central One Restaurant, with its authentic South African cuisine, then round-off your day with a poolside nightcap at Central One Bar.
3. COLOUR ME HAPPY
One of Johannesburg’s most vibrant properties, Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank has style you can ‘bank’ on. Located in the commercial and residential Rosebank suburb, it’s perfectly located to escape the hustle and bustle of exciting Johannesburg, yet close enough to all the action so you never miss out. Filled with bold designs, including bespoke wallpaper, the vibe here is eternally fun and upbeat.
Challenge the staff to a game of pin ball, while away the hours beside the rooftop pool or chill out over coffee and more at OUI Bar & KTCHN. A Standard Room and Junior Suite have all you’ll need for a short stay, but if you want more bang for your buck, the Premium Suite comes out on top for superior style, space and spellbinding views. If it’s a mix of work and play you need, this is the perfect base.
4. ACCESS ALL AREAS
The Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre,Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo is the top bleisure destination near Africa’s busiest airport, the perfect stop-off for upmarket travellers and locals seeking a little style and substance as they go about their business. A sundeck and full-length pool inject some laid-back leisure into the 283-room property, while its interior design takes cues from Scandinavian, with contemporary minimalist spaces oozing a down-to-earth yet mood-enhancing vibe.
The Standard Rooms or Suite With Balcony are spacious and perfect for simple pleasures, while its Diplomatic Suite or Presidential Suite are perfect for those with family in tow, or booking an extended stay. There’s also a state-of-the-art Amani Spa & Wellness Centre, with six treatment rooms and a VIP Couple’s suite, and three different places to eat, from 24-hour grab and go bites at The Deli and comfort food at The Peacock Lounge, to Afro-Asian-inspired food at The Avenue.