Hyatt Regency Johannesburg revamped

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Rosebank’s Hyatt Regency has received an R80m renovation of its lounge and restaurant areas, whilst 244 rooms and suites have also been refurbished. The hotel’s new look was unveiled on 21 October.

The hotel’s renovations and refurbishments were scheduled around the four-year disruption caused by the new Rosebank – a Johannesburg suburb – Gautrain station less than 100 metres from the entrance.

The advantages it brought for business and conference commuters from Pretoria and O.R Tambo International Airport were factored into the hotel’s strategy for 2013. Its multi-purpose banqueting and events facilities were refurbished and the AV systems extended. Next-generation digital connectivity was added. Upstairs, every room in the Hyatt Regency is also now connected via hardwire and Wi-Fi.

“Our focus was to create a ‘wow’ effect for those walking into the hotel,” said General Manager Michael McBain. “The Lobby Lounge is our crowning jewel, complemented by the onenineone restaurant and The Terrace Wine & Cigar bar beyond the central water feature. “They form, in our strategy, a vital triangle of services. They are the showpiece of our strategy to regain control of the meeting spaces on the ground floor area.”