Where to Stay! New hotels and special offers - March 2021

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In our monthly hotel blog we take a look at Joburg hotel trends and enticing specials that you don't want to miss. Catch up on February hotel news round-up here and our January hotel news here.

The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa set to reopen in May

One of South Africa's leading luxury hotels, The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Sandhurst is preparing to reopen on May 1 after being closed for more than a year. During the lockdown the hotel has revamped its signature Qunu restaurant and re-decorated other areas of the hotel, while the food and beverage team have been hard at work conjuring up new dishes for the restaurant and creating a new look cocktail menu.

There's also been a big focus on implementing a rigorous new safety programme and training staff to work under the new protocols. For guests requiring PCR Covid testing to travel after their stay, the hotel now has a partnership with Doctors on Call who will conduct tests in the convenience and privacy of the guest’s suite, with results received 24-48hrs later. Reservations are now open.

Radisson Red Rosebank launching in June

Originally slated to open in February 2021, Joburg's first Radisson Red hotel is now set to officially launch in June. The Radisson Red brand is known for its youthful atmosphere and decor and signature rooftop pool bars. Based at the new Oxford Parks development (also home to Moeng restaurant, The Greenhouse bar and Doubleshot Coffee), the hotel is set to be yet another exciting addition to one of the liveliest districts in the northern suburbs, Rosebank.

New hotel The Mighty Fine to open in Sandton


Scheduled for a soft opening in March, The Mighty Fine is a new 62-room 'hybrid concept hotel' in Strathavon, Sandton, designed by international award-winning interior designer Tristan du Plessis and local creative duo Jana + Koos. Designed with flexibility in mind the hotel offers access to an all-day community cafe, a podcast studio for hire and a lobby turned co-working space. Rooms come with fully equipped kitchens and are designed to appeal to both short and long stay guests, particularly designers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. The hotel's restaurant will be run by the team from Morning Glory in Parkwood and is envisaged as a casual 'all-day eatery', complemented by a super cool 'treehouse bar'.


Easter at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa


The luxurious Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in Morningside is celebrating Easter with an Easter Sunday picnic and special Easter Staycation rates at their Courtyard Suite rooms. The Easter Picnic costs R795 (kids R250, under 6 free) and kicks off on Sunday April 4 from 12:00-16:00 with an Easter egg hunt, live entertainment by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Ross, welcome drinks and food served in the lovely Fairlawns gardens. On Monday April 5 there's live music with the jazz trio Bisoux performing on the terrace from 12:00–16:00. If you would like to stay over during the Easter weekend there's also a special Easter weekend rate of R2,950 per couple per night, including breakfast. 

To book a room or reserve a place for the Easter Picnic call +27 11 808 7300 or email

Autumn specials at The Maslow


Sun International's The Maslow hotel in Sandton Central has partnered up with the Gautrain to present a compelling new offer for guests looking to explore Joburg. The Joburg explorer rates start at R2,021 for a double room including breakfast. Present your Gautrain card at check-in and you will also receive a R150 credit to spend at the hotel's Lacuna Bistro or Bar. In addition to the complimentary shuttle bus to Sandton City and the Sandton Gautrain, The Maslow is also offering return transfers  (within a 20km radius of the hotel) to and from a Joburg experience, such as the City Sightseeing red bus, so you can make the most of your trip.

The special is valid for stays before April 30, 2021. Book online here, email or phone +27 11 780 7855 for more details, and remember to quote the promo code 'JOBURGMASLOW'. 

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