Radisson Blu, Sandton – An Urban Oasis

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton combines all of the essential elements required by business and leisure travellers alike . . . . Moreover, it has a feeling of contemporary style with an international sophistication that sets it apart as one of Johannesburg’s best. By Kevin Taylor

Having dined, slept, spa’d and exercised in most of the Radisson group’s hotels in South Africa, it is very noticeable that personalised attention and world-class service remain a priority throughout.   The Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton goes one step further in combining all of the above in one convenient and comfortable package that caters to those who visit in a stylish, simple and elegant fashion.

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Primarily a business hotel conveniently situated a stone’s throw from the Sandton Gautrain Station, Sandton City shopping complex and the JSE Securities Exchange; guests will feel welcomed and relaxed from the moment they set foot into its 11th-story reception.  Conferencing and banqueting options are aplenty, with the largest space available an impressive 320 square-metres.

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For those who aren’t tied to the boardroom table, would like some rest and relaxation and don’t wish to leave the hotel, top South African spa, Amani is on hand to welcome and provide you with a range of treatments to soothe the body, mind and soul.  My personal favourite – and a first for Africa – is a therapeutic salt room that has been proved to treat a range of ailments including allergies, asthma, eczema and psoriasis.  Swedish body massages, facials and grooming services are all offered in the beautifully laid out, and tranquil spa setting complete with relaxation room and splash pool.  I can often be caught on a weekend catching the elevator to the Spa floor for some all-important downtime in this busy day and age.  For those more fitness-inclined, access to the Planet Fitness Gym with a range of exercise equipment is on hand to break a sweat and get the heart rate up.

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The rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable, all offering breathtaking views of northern Johannesburg’s scenery and space from which to handle any business-related matters.  Complimentary Wi-Fi is standard, ensuring you remain connected too.  If you are feeling peckish, Vivace Restaurant can be found on the reception floor and offers a wide selection of top-quality, international cuisine. The Amani Health Café offers those on a health kick a selection of tasty options, and the Bar & Lounge carries a wide range of aperitifs, cocktails and wines for a great sundowner.

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For business or pleasure, The Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton offers it all – and more.

For more information and bookings, visit http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-johannesburg and read more on Vivace Restaurant in LIVEOUTLOUD The Collection’s summer issue. 

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