With its stately foyer – complete with palm trees, Koi fish pond and Greek mythological references – this hotel attracts kings, presidents and the CEO set. The setting is grown-up, with an executive club located on the 27th floor, and suites designed to host high-level meetings, with ample desk space and computer printers. There is also a penthouse with staggering views. The gym has a personal trainer on-site, and overlooks the outdoor pool and the spa is located across a sky bridge at the Sandton Sun Hotel. Another bridge takes you to the Sandton Convention Centre and to Nelson Mandela Square, putting business and leisure options in easy walking distance even in summer thundershowers. The voluminous lobby bar with its grand piano serves classic cocktails (daiquiris, Caipirinhas and the like) and canapes, as does this pool deck upstairs.