The metamorphosis of Sun International’s Time Square in Menlyn into an encompassing, state-of-the-art hospitality, business and leisure hub is almost complete. One year since a new era in entertainment for Tshwane was hailed with the opening of the casino and restaurant complex, and three months since the launch of the multipurpose 8 500 seater Sun Arena, Sun International is about to unveil the final phase of this ambitious project, The Maslow at Time Square.
Opening this month, The Maslow at Time Square offers an entirely new concept in hospitality. A first for South Africa, this 238-room specialist business hotel offers multi-level accommodation options – from standard to premium – all under one roof. The 17-storey hotel is packed with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that will delight and satisfy every business executive.
The Foundation Level, offering a full range of amenities that exceed basic accommodation needs, is designed to deliver good quality service, design and physical attributes to meet guest expectations. The Median Level offers a deluxe experience, with a wider range of facilities and superior design qualities that meet the needs of discerning guests. On the Median and Foundation levels, guests have access to a well-equipped, modern gym, The Maslow Hotel pool and a conference centre.
The Zenith Level offers an exceptional range of facilities and premier services that are not only comprehensive, but also highly personalised and prudently crafted to provide the most exclusive experience. At the pinnacle of the high rise hotel, the Zenith Level features a butler service, a fully stocked mini-bar, the Luminary Lounge, the Solis Bar and infinity pool, and private boardrooms on the 14th floor.
The concept for the hotel is inspired by the psychologist Abraham Maslow and his wellknown hierarchy of needs. From the outset, the team at the hotel has applied Maslow’s straightforward approach to understanding customers’ needs in its service philosophy, to deliver a seamless experience from check-in to check-out, and between work and play.
The hotel provides an environment where guests have everything they need – facilities, technology and intelligence – at their fingertips. This is where guests live comfortably, can facilitate business, and enjoy premium leisure facilities to ensure relaxation. All the senses have been catered for, offering everything from business to leisure facilities, with tempting eateries, a relaxing business lounge and 13 bespoke conference rooms. “With the very best facilities and multi-level accommodation options, The Maslow at Time Square has an unprecedented offering that puts it in a league of its own. Every aspect has been intuitively designed to help guests balance work and life.”
“Our hotel offers superior guest amenities and services which are non-intrusive and tailor-made for the individual. That’s because we understand that everyone’s needs are different,” says Brett Hoppé, General Manager at Time Square. The guest rooms are The Maslow Time Square’s perfect response to a full day of productivity. Each room is elegantly designed with air conditioning, flat screen TVs, luxurious linen, and world class amenities. The Maslow Time Square goes beyond what has traditionally been expected from accommodation for professionals, creating an environment in which ideas can be both conceptualised and realised.
At The Maslow Time Square, every meeting room is innovatively designed to be a game changer, and a place that fosters success. The rooms are conducive to productive workshops, strategic thinking, effective team building and well-deserved relaxation, while offering inspiring locations to do business in the heart of Menlyn Maine. Boasting spacious facilities, the array of meeting rooms can accommodate events large or small.
Dining at The Maslow Time Square is uncomplicated, relaxing and above all, delicious. The hotel’s Tatso, which means ‘taste’ in Sesotho, is where guests can enjoy a generous buffet featuring a diverse selection of dishes influenced by different cuisines. The hotel’s Lounge Bar offers a fusion of cosmopolitan energy and feel-good cuisine. When it comes to unwinding after a productive day, The Maslow Time Square spoils its guests with choice.
The gym is ideal for a lunch break workout, or an evening cardio session. For a more refreshing retreat, guests can soak up some sun, take a leisurely swim and get some fresh air at the hotel pool as a Foundation, Median and Zenith Level guest, or at the Solis Bar pool as a Zenith Level guest. The Luminary Lounge is exclusively open to Zenith Level guests for breakfast from 06h00 to 11h00, with access to the hotel’s complimentary wi-fi.
The Maslow hotel adjoins the vibrant Time Square – a technologically-advanced precinct that is home to one of the continent’s biggest casinos, featuring exceptional culinary firsts and South Africa’s largest purpose built arena, the Sun Arena. Time Square boasts 18 bars and restaurants by an eclectic ensemble of South African and international personalities. Each is individual in concept and character to deliver a distinctive experience.
There are three unique establishments on the upper level: Forti Grill & Bar by Fortunato Mazzone (the charismatic South African chef, radio personality and owner of the multiple award winning Ristorante Ritrovo); Something’s Cooking by J’Something by Joao da Fonseca (the lead singer of Mi Casa and well known culinary artiste – aka J’Something) and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar South Africa by Guy Fieri (American celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV host of Guy’s Big Bite and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives). On the rooftop of Time Square is Altitude, a champagne garden and supper club offering panoramic views of Menlyn and beyond.
Time Square upmarket Globe Bar offers a premium, intimate experience for the most discerning guests and is home to a bespoke collection of LOUIS XIII Cognac keeps, designed exclusively for the venue. The Sun Arena, which opened in November and is the first venue of its kind in Tshwane, is easily accessible from The Maslow at Time Square. The Sun Arena spans over 6300m2 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. 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. “There is quite simply, nothing else quite like Time Square in Tshwane,” says Hoppé.