Located in the vibrant suburb of Rosebank, the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg hotel has gained a reputation for being one of the top hotels in Jozi. With loads of shops, a market, movies, restaurants, bars and clubs all in walking distance, it’s the perfect stop for any tourist, but we’re particularly impressed with the facilities for business travellers.
This is what we love:
- It’s a four-minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain station (and about 20 minutes to the airport on the speed train, changing trains at Sandton).
- The valet parking is a great time-saver.
- The check-in desk staff get our vote for friendliness and efficiency.
- There’s a wide selection of places for casual meetings: under the trees in the courtyard, next to the water features or alongside the mini-fire pits at night.
- The Café Del Mar-inspired meeting units at the outside bar area are equally comfortable for business or informal get-togethers. Olives and nuts are served standard with drinks.
- There’s free high-speed wifi.
- For fantastic fare try oneNineone restaurant – the menu features contemporary cuisine with a dedicated South African twist. (There is also a fantastic wine cellar with a range of local and important wines).
- The Lobby Lounge and The Terrace are additional spots to enjoy the great cuisine and sample good South African hospitality (and impress your clients).
- The rooms are spacious and luxurious, while the bathrooms have lovely, deep tubs and strong showers. The Kalahari products are a treat.
- The long, narrow rooftop area is ideal for enjoying a sundowner (and very much like New York, complete with pigeons!).
- The venue lends itself to being the perfect spot for conventions and business events. Meetings and conference facilities are tops, and staff are skilled in dealing with events no matter how big or small.
- There’s a well-equipped spa – check closing times so that you don’t miss the chance to book a treatment after a long day of doing business.
- And if you need to do some stress-defying laps, there’s an outdoor pool for your enjoyment.