As soon as you step into the grand lobby, replete with marble pillars and an impressive staircase, it's no wonder that the Sandton Hilton, one of the largest-sized hotels in Joburg, is also one of the most popular hotels for large conferences, business meetings, and weddings.
From Rivonia Road, the hotel looks rather compact as much of the entrance is concealed, but its accommodation, comprising 329 guest rooms and suites, is designed for maximum comfort and relaxation.
The guest rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and plush bedding, large bathrooms and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, high-speed, complimentary WiFi and work desks. The suites offer even more space, with separate living areas and impressive views of the city.
The Hilton Sandton's on-site restaurant, Tradewinds, offers diners a variety of beautifully plated meals across cuisines and tastes, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant also boasts garden views, and in the warmer months guests can enjoy Johannesburg's world-class weather by dining on the outdoor terrace. The team here take great pride in the establishment and there is a generosity in the service.
The hotel also has a range of facilities for guests to enjoy. The gym is well-equipped with cardio and weight machines, private locker rooms and a sauna, while the outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax and soak up the Joburg sun. At the pool gazebo bar, indulge in service requests that are tended to with just a phone call to the front desk. Or head to the Faces Lounge & Bar for speciality coffees in the morning, and an expertly crafted martini (we are told) a little later.
With a strong focus on business travellers, the Hilton Sandton has a range of meeting and conference spaces, including ballrooms that accommodate up to 1 000 guests, 12 customisable meeting rooms, and a contemporary yet comfortable executive lounge. The hotel's business centre is equipped with everything a business traveller needs to stay connected and productive during their stay, including free Wi-Fi and computer stations, as well as printing and copying services.
The large ballroom spaces and diverse catering options also make the Hilton Sandton a popular choice for wedding receptions with an elegant, old-world feel.
The hotel is located close to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, in the heart of Africa's 'richest square mile'. It is surrounded by high-end shopping malls, world-class restaurants and bustling nightlife, and it's within two kilometres of Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton Gautrain Station. Everything can be reached via the hotel's complimentary shuttle service.
The Sandton Hilton remains a traditional brand that offers supreme comfort, a contemporary setting, excellent service, and location convenience second to none. Catering primarily to discerning business travellers and those looking for a truly spacious events venue, the Sandton Hilton also goes to show that size really does count.