In the past month I was lucky enough to spend some time at the amazing 5 star Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. As someone that is always working and on the run, this was the perfect break that still allowed me to keep in touch with my work but in the most relaxing and satisfying way. I spent the weekend in a Standard Room with a beautiful city view, but spent most of my days relaxing with friends (The Average South African) who were staying the the magnificent Premium Suite which I must say felt like a home away from home. All the hotels rooms are designed with modern business and leisure needs in mind, the rooms and suites offer the latest in contemporary design, keeping with local aesthetics for an authentic Johannesburg the City of Gold ambience.
For the weekend we never even left the hotel as it offers so many awesome activities that you can enjoy alone or with a group. Here are some of the amazing things I loved during my stay:
Lunch on the pool deck
The hotel offers a range of set menus, but you can also customise your menu options. Enjoy local and international flavours that suite all tastes and appetites. Be intoxicated by the stunning views of Sandton while enjoying cocktails on the pool deck.
Hookah Lounge – with pool deck access
The lounge we had access to felt like our own private club, which was a great setting for unbothered relaxation. Music playing in the background, drink in hand and the sweet smells of the berry flavoured Hookah was the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The hookah service was also the best I have received in Johannesburg – so you best believe this will be my new regular chill spot in the summer. It was personal, professional and memorable.
This is one thing most hotels get wrong which has stopped me from actually going down to breakfast when I stay at hotels but at Radisson, I had breakfast every morning thats how amazing it was. The Vivace Restaurant provides the perfect location for a quick tea or coffee catch up, whether business or pleasure. To read more on the amazing breakfast on offer visit: The Average South African.
Fitness & Health Centre
First thing on Sunday morning after the previous nights activities was to get in some cardio and unwind at the fitness centre before breakfast. I also spoilt myself with special treatments designed to cleanse the body. The fitness centre is furnished with all the latest equipment so no excuses for not getting a workout in.
For the workaholics you will be happy to know that all guest rooms feature modern amenities and free high-speed Wi-Fi to ensure you get those emails out. This was the perfect break I needed to help relax my mind body and soul. Thank you to the Radisson team for taking such great care of us all weekend. Now to book another weekend stay for the holiday coming up in September.
For hotel booking visit: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton