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Some peace in the buzzing corporate jungle that is Sandton

The hotel stands tall and central to this economic district center structures and it is well placed to give you an overall experience of the business and cultural perspective Sandton has to offer

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By House & Garden South Africa | May 28, 2021 | Travel Leisure

Right in the center of the buzzing corporate jungle that is Sandton, amid the shapely and worldly glass architectures that have become the flashy focal points of Africa's richest square mile, exists the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel. The hotel stands tall and central to this economic district center structures and it is well placed to give you an overall experience of the business and cultural perspective Sandton has to offer. It is housed in an unmissable structure that spots a digital billboard over the main entrance, overlooking one of the busiest intersections and transport exchange in Sandton.

The Radisson Blu hotels line are best known to provide their patrons with stylish living spaces for their business and leisure travels and their essence is rooted in the provision of unparalleled service, comfort and style, while creating meaningful and memorable experiences for their clients. That essence is not lost when one walks into the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel. The Radisson gets the "Gautrain" in its name because it faces and sits right across from the Sandton Gautrain station. The Sandton Gautrain station has become the main transport midpoint for the movers and shakers, providing over and above the speed-train services, central point for Uber taxis and other forms of public transport. From the Sandton Guatrain station, one can connect within minutes to Johannesburg city center through another premier business district, Rosebank, and to the O.R Tambo International airport. Rosebank offers other fun amenities such night markets, more shopping facilities and string of restaurants.

Sandton City shopping mall, one of the biggest in Africa is a stone throw away from the hotel for all you retail therapy needs. The mall comprises of some of the best international clothing retailers and some essential stores such as banks, pharmacies etc. The Nelson Mandela Square is in the same vicinity with the shopping hub and will provide you with an array of top-notch restaurants, boutiques, and just outside overlooking the waterworks, a huge bronze statue of the political icon for your snaps. All these can be accessed through the hotel's complimentary shuttle service for your safety.

In the hotel premise, a restaurant facility serving authentic South African cuisine and international favorites operates. The restaurant with its sophisticated and calm atmosphere is located on the first floor of the hotel and provides guests with another perspective of Sandton views. In here, as a guest you will be spoilt for choice with a delicious buffet breakfast with a variety of protein selection to help you kickstart the day on a high note. A cocktail of drinks is flowing in the hotel's bar and can be delightfully enjoyed by the pool deck. The hotel has a fitness center in the 10th floor for fitness fanatics. You can imagine sweating up a storm doing your workouts while you enjoy some of Sandton's finest views. An outdoor swimming pool is also open for some much-needed unwinding. In further making their stay for their guests get access to free high-speed wireless internet, coffee, and tea provisions as part of the other amenities the hotel avails.

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel has a 4.5 Star rating and it lives up to this score through its high-quality service, well trained staff, and amenities. It has up to 220 rooms which include suites. The rooms are stylish and are complimented with a mini bar, a flat-screen television with satellite channels and pay-tv movies, and a 24-hour room service at your fingertips. So, in case you are visiting Sandton very soon, the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel is open and their friendly staff are waiting to be of best service to you while keeping up with the hotel's motto - "Yes, I can".

By Nare Kekana