The businesslike exterior of this 216-room hotel hides the modern stylish interiors and busy social life of Central One Restaurant, and its bar and lounge area. Wooden floors, contemporary South African artwork and interesting design features abound. The extravagantly spacious lobby leads to a pool deck (on summer Fridays a DJ provides a welcome distraction from meetings and deadlines) overlooking Sandton. With the Gautrain and Sandton City metres from the door this is a super popular nest for the business crowd and shoppers from across the globe. Rates vary according to demand. Conferencing facilities for 12 to 600 people.