For those weary travellers on an extended stay business trip, comfort is a necessity. Considering the weeks spent away from home and the inability to see one’s family and friends, this can actually add to what may be an already stressful business trip. If you find yourself on the road for a long-term project, these are the accommodations you should really consider for comfort and peace of mind.
When you’re traveling for business, you want a safe and secure place to relax at the end of the day. Free Wi-Fi in your room is a must to keep you connected both to work and to loved ones. If you want a bit of style and luxury, but without the bustle of a large hotel, why not try one of these beautiful boutique hotels situated in and around the business hub of Sandton, Johannesburg.
Why choose boutique hotels for business stays?
The high level of personalized service that you will find at a boutique hotel will ensure your comfort. At many of our beautiful boutique hotels, the staff may know each guest by his or her name, and most offer 24-hour guest services. Many offer the latest in technology, but in a calm and soothing environment.
Most of our boutique hotels have on-site, reputable dining, as well as bar and lounge areas that are also open to the public, so that you can continue your business meetings after the usual business hours in a more relaxed environment.
3 Best Business Boutique Hotels in Johannesburg
Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel
Ten Bompas design hotel is the perfect “Home from Home” boutique hotel, situated in the quiet, upmarket, leafy suburb of Dunkeld, Sandton. This secluded and stylish retreat is within easy reach of the city centre, ideal for business travel.
Ten Bompas has ten rooms, individually decorated by different renowned South African designers. TV, CD player, Internet… each room has everything that you may desire, and all the luxurious suites have lounges to relax in, fireplaces for those chilly winter nights, steambaths to relax those travel weary muscles and a complimentary minibar. The facilities and service at this exclusive boutique hotel are excellent, and there are lots of little touches that made the stay feel very much like being at home.
Dining at Winehouse is a rare treat once you experience the elegance epitomised in its double-volume glass-fronted, wine cellar looking out on the gardens. The executive chef, Johannes de Bruijn and his team serve meals which encompass a philosophy of heart and home – comfort food which is prepared using fresh seasonal produce sourced from the hotel’s organically grown gardens.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Morningside Manor, is a unique and exclusive five-star sanctuary for today’s business or leisure traveller. This well-kept secret is the perfect balance between tranquillity and proximity to the thriving business centres of Sandton, Woodmead, Sunninghill and Rivonia.
The suites at Fairlawns comprise of some of the most luxurious and distinctive suites in South Africa. Each is individually designed, both architecturally and decoratively, there is a suite for every taste. All have large windows overlooking some aspect of the landscaped garden, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room bars, wireless and broadband Internet connectivity, international adaptors, DVDs and flat-screen TVs to ensure comfort and global communication.
The Balinese Spa Gardens, which were built entirely from imported Balinese materials, including the stones and roof tiles, is a not-to-be-missed experience. The dining experience at Fairlawn’s is as varied as the selection of suite styles.
Whether it is breakfast in bed, lunch near the pool, afternoon tea and scones, sundowners on the terrace or a five-course gala dinner, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa offers true culinary variety and delight.
Clico Boutique Hotel
This chic five-star boutique hotel is centrally situated in the upmarket, green and lush suburb of Rosebank, Johannesburg. Poised to accommodate corporate guests as well as leisure seeking tourists, this 60-year old Cape Dutch building is an engaging mix of old and new, established by Jeanette Schwegman, who wanted to cater for the travel-weary and discerning guest.
Clico Boutique Hotel meets your needs by offering comfortable spacious rooms, delectable cuisine and unique function facilities. Furnished with understated warm earthy browns, creams and soft greens, each room offers a mini-bar, safe, flat-screen TV with DSTV, a desk-come-dressing table, air-conditioning and under-carpet heating.
Head chef, Izanne Nawn, brings her skills and love of fresh seasonal ingredients to the revamped menus for the hotel’s clientele. This summer’s high tea, breakfast, taste menu buffet and year-end functions feature the chef’s new tasty treats, with Oyster and Champagne Fridays growing in popularity with locals and overnight guests. Wine-pairing dinners are another popular offering at Clico and Nawn and her team are working with boutique winemakers, such as Waterford, to create regular wine tasting events at Clico.