The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Sandton in Johannesburg. This is known as the continent's richest square mile and is situated in the northern area of the city, which is the commercial and cultural capital of South Africa. In addition to being surrounded by some of the best shopping malls, eateries and activities in the country, the Radisson Blu is also the closest hotel to the new Gautrain station in Sandton. The Gautrain is an underground railway system that will transport people from the OR Tambo International Airport to various areas in and around Johannesburg, including Pretoria. This development is very exciting as it has introduced new technology to the country and is designed to overcome the problem of public transport and provide employment for locals.
Within a very short distance from the hotel is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton Convention Centre and many other prime business facilities and globally recognised companies. This makes the Radisson ideal for corporate travellers visiting Johannesburg to conduct important business matters.
Within walking distance is the Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton City Shopping Centre, which is the largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a shopping addict's Mecca, but also boasts entertainment centres and activities for the rest of the family. Arts and crafts markets provide traditional keepsakes and playing a round at the local golf courses is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon.
There are 208 stylishly appointed rooms at the Radisson Blu in Sandton. The elegant rooms come in Standard and Business Class as well as Luxury Suites, of which there are 12. Standard amenities include high-speed Internet access at no extra cost, a flat-panel television with satellite, work desk, hair dryer, safe, Pay TV movies, a mini bar and a tea and coffee station. The Standard Rooms boast different themes, all of which are inviting, tasteful and ultimately comfortable. These rooms accommodate up to two adults and measure 33 square metres.
This restaurant is as beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated as the rest of the chic Radisson Blu. It is spacious and has an outdoor terrace that brings the outdoors in for a unique experience. Super Buffet Breakfasts, light lunches and hearty meals are served here, exuding international flavours and fresh ingredients. The breakfasts are an extra special event and offer hungry guests at least 120 different specialities from all over the world.
The Lobby Bar is ideal for a relaxing drink before dinner, a nightcap or a cocktail with friends or colleagues. Outdoor bar and sun deck Weary travellers and holidaymakers are invited to treat themselves to drinks while lying on the opulent sun deck and working on their tans.
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel has implemented various services, all designed to keep guests relaxed and feeling pampered. These include:
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel is not only equipped with excellent in-house conference facilities, but also benefits from its positioning within the heart of one of Johannesburg's chief business districts, Sandton. Facilities include a conference room (which can further be divided into three smaller venues), four meeting rooms for smaller brainstorming sessions or private discussions and a boardroom. The business centre is also available and promises convenience and accessibility. Each room is well-equipped and there are staff members available to assist with planning, management and queries. Audiovisual resources, air-conditioning and Internet access (wireless) ensure a successful event.
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel is situated just 30 kilometres from the OR Tambo International Airport, and within minutes of the Gautrain's Sandton station, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Nelson Mandela Square, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the Sandton Convention Centre, Rooftop Market and the Village Walk African Cultural Market. In addition, Sandton and its surrounds are home to dozens of world-class golf courses, museums, and other tourist attractions, including Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg Zoo and Gold Reef City.