Italian Renaissance grandeur with a contemporary urban twist, the Michaelangelo Hotel is an oasis of welcoming luxury in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg’s sophisticated shopping and business district. Overlooking Nelson Mandela Square with its trendy sidewalk cafes and restaurants, the hotel is also adjacent to the glamorous Sandton City Mall and within walking distance of the Gautrain, so is conveniently located for both business and leisure travellers. A member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World, the Michaelangelo provides exceptional service that is friendly but unobtrusive so that, for all its glamour, guests feel welcome and at home.
The dramatic atrium with its soaring arches has the feel of an opera set, full of daylight from the six storey high glass roof. Its centrepiece is a domed cocktail bar beside a koi pond with the lounges and restaurants opening off on each side of the atrium in a series of more intimate spaces. The elegant Piccolo Mondo restaurant serves creative contemporary cuisine alongside interpretations of classic Italian dishes and there are regular gourmet evenings and wine events. Light lunches and casual snacks can be enjoyed in the Ritrovo Lounge, where there is live piano music in the evening.
All 242 rooms are very spacious with elegant sofa and chairs beside the window and comfortable king-sized or twin beds made up in soft 300 thread count linens. The Renaissance theme is reflected in the classic decor with rich fabrics and Italian artworks, and continues into the marble bathrooms which have separate bath and large shower. The modern amenities include free high-speed internet, DSTV and 24 hour room service.
The acclaimed Michaelangelo spa offers wide menu of treatments if you feel the need of some therapeutic pampering after a long international flight or a safari adventure, then relax in the circular heated swimming pool, set under a picturesque glass cupola and look up at the African sky. Or work out at the gym between business events in the impressive hotel conference centre.
Altogether a great choice for a Johannesburg stay between safaris or on business with all the five star comforts and efficiency you’d expect of a leading hotel.