At Sun International’s newly unveiled The Maslow Time Square, the luxury is in the detail and the emphasis is on the experience. This specialist business hotel burgeons with innovations that will delight every business traveller.
The Maslow Time Square is distinguished in ways that go far beyond what has become conventional for business hotels. A first for South Africa, the hotel offers multiple levels of accommodation, from standard to premium, under one roof. Its 238 guest rooms are arranged on 17 stories to offer sweeping views of the bustling Menlyn Maine Precinct, dotted with beautiful Jacaranda trees as far as the eye can see.
The Maslow caters for all the senses, offering everything every discerning guest needs. Meet and connect in meeting rooms designed to encourage collaboration, relax amidst the calming hum of the comfortable lounge, sit ankle-deep in water in a sparkling pool while sipping on cocktails overlooking the bustle of Menlyn, retreat to the sanctuary of well-appointed guest rooms or get the blood pumping in the modern fitness centre.
Located in the technologically-advanced Time Square complex – an encompassing hospitality, entertainment and conferencing hub – the hotel offers guests access to an array of experiences. Time Square is home to one of the continent’s biggest and most sophisticated casinos, a choice of restaurants and notable culinary firsts, and Tshwane’s first and only 8,500-seat, purpose-built events arena, Sun Arena. There are over 18 restaurants, lounges and bars to choose from – each with its own decisive character.
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The guest rooms are The Maslow Time Square’s perfect reply to a full day of productivity. Each room is elegantly designed with air-conditioning, a flat screen TV, luxurious linen, and deluxe amenities, intuitively designed for the individual. The Zenith Level offers an exceptional range of facilities and premier services that are not only comprehensive, but personalised and crafted to provide the most exclusive experience. At the pinnacle of the high-rise hotel, the Zenith Level features a bespoke service offering which includes a fully-stocked mini-bar, the Luminary Lounge, the Solis Bar, private pool, and conferencing facilities.
The Median Level offers a deluxe experience, with a wider range of facilities and superior design qualities. Guests have access to a well-equipped, modern fitness centre, The Maslow Hotel infinity pool and a conference centre.
The Foundation Level, offering a full range of amenities that exceed basic accommodation needs, is designed to deliver good quality service, an appealing environment and facilities to satisfy guest expectations.
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The Maslow Time Square features 13 bespoke venues that can accommodate conferences and events of varying types and sizes, from training, product launches, conferences and team building events to year-end functions, gala dinners and weddings.
All of the conference rooms are fully equipped with state-of-the-art features in an air-conditioned, carpeted and well-serviced environment. Meeting rooms offer inspiring locations for seminars, management meetings, training events and workshops – with access to the diversity of restaurants and leisure activities available within the Time Square complex.
The Sun Arena spans over 6,300m2 of combined seating and mixed-use performance space on two levels. With capacity to host 8,500 guests at a seated event and 10,000 for a standing concert, the Sun Arena provides an unprecedented platform for staging grand scale events.
For artists and organisers, the Sun Arena provides unmatched capacity to bring their wildest ambitions for shows and events to life with state-of-the-art technologies and features such as the roof structure, which allows for a total of 615 dedicated rigging or hang points that boast a combined maximum weight loading capacity of 299.1 tonnes.
The venue boasts an international award-winning digital audio system for spectacular sound and acoustics, as well as a high definition audio-visual system complete with large-format LED screens. The design and layout of seating on two tiers deliver unobstructed views from all positions. Access to the Sun Arena is via 16 entrances; eight on the lower level and eight on the upper tier. There are four sets of public restrooms on each tier, with each offering dedicated paraplegic facilities and child changing stations. The four VIP hospitality suites can accommodate 26 people each.
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“Time Square is a destination for a suite of cosmopolitan experiences and food is very much part of this. We have partnered with some of the most innovative names in food to deliver tremendously exciting concepts, some of which have not yet been seen in this country. From fine dining and sophisticated to fun and somewhat whacky, we present an eclectic mix to explore,” says Brett Hoppé, General Manager: Time Square.
Amongst the cast of culinary personalities in this showcase are Guy Fieri of Guy’s Big Bite and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives fame; the charismatic South African chef, radio personality and owner of the multiple award-winning Ristorante Ritrovo in Pretoria, Fortunato Mazzone; and the lead singer of South African house band Mi Casa and well known culinary artiste, Joao da Fonseca (aka J’Something). The Brew Monkey has a rustic microbrewery feel and is renowned for its selection of hunger-busting bar tins, gourmet burgers and snack boards. Etas, which is situated on the complex’s first floor is a cutting-edge tapas restaurant. Various cooking techniques will be used in a dynamic and multi-dimensional approach to Spanish, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean tapas dishes.
The all-glass sphere of the upmarket Globe Bar is visible from the outside of the Time Square complex. There, guests can savour premium spirits in a sophisticated setting, with panoramic views of the Menlyn bustle by day and the lights by night. The Globe Bar is also home to a bespoke collection of LOUIS XIII Cognac keeps, designed exclusively for the venue. Each of the 44 legendary LOUIS XIII decanters are made from fine crystal and mouth-blown by some of the most skilled master craftsmen.
Offering an array of cosmopolitan entertainment experiences, a choice of restaurants, a specialist business hotel, excellent conferencing facilities and access to a state-of-the-art events arena, The Maslow Time Square is the premier destination for work and play in Tshwane.
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