New Johannesburg business hotel


Sun International has announced its intention to develop a business hotel-focused brand, starting with its new hotel in Johannesburg, early next year. The Maslow Hotel, Sun International’s new business hotel, is due to open on the 7th of January, following a R250-million refurbishment of the hotel formally known as The Grayston.

The scope of work encompassed a complete internal and external refurbishment, including guestrooms, modernisation of the public areas, food and beverage outlets, landscaping of the gardens, reconstruction of the conference centre, and the addition of individual meeting rooms. “We were inspired by the psychologist Abraham Maslow and his well-known ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, hence the new name of the hotel, and have applied his straightforward approach to understanding customers’ needs in our service philosophy,” said General Manager, Johan Scheepers.

Situated in the heart of Sandton’s business district, on the corner of Rivonia Road and Grayston Drive, The Maslow will offer complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 13 meeting rooms, a conference centre with a multi-divisible ballroom and auditorium, and techno gym. The average size of the rooms is 32m² and each unit is fitted with a power shower, a media hub, 40-inch flat-screen TV and speciality coffee maker. The rooms are also soundproofed with blackout curtains. From a food and beverage perspective, the Lacuna Bistro and Bar is referred to as a “sophisticated urban bistro serving international cuisine”. The bistro menu features tapas, sandwiches, tarts, salads and pasta dishes. At the heart of the lobby is the signature Wayfarer Lounge, a business class type lounge, featuring washrooms with showers, and a supply of power sockets.

The Maslow Hotel is also one of the first properties within Sun International to feature the Africology Spa. Sun International is hoping to roll out the Maslow brand to other hotels across Africa, in the future.

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