One of the latest hotspots for business travel has to be Johannesburg. The city of Johannesburg, (Gauteng) better known as Jozi to locals, is one of the world’s leading financial centres, as well as the economic and financial hub of South Africa. Joburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, one of South Africa’s wealthiest provinces, and also has the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. Renting a car is your best option if you are a confident driver as the city’s public transport is very, very limited. It is worth buying a good road map of Johannesburg, using a GPS (available when you rent a car) and planning your trips carefully before setting out.
If you are just flying in to have meetings, the options at Oliver Tambo (ORT) International Airport when it comes to renting a car are numerous. One of the best and most reliable car rental companies in South Africa is Hertz Car Hire. Before you land at OR Tambo, book your rental car on their simple to use online booking system, and you vehicle will be waiting for you.
After a few times driving around and a couple hours on the ground in Johannesburg, you’ll be buzzing around town like a local. When it comes to accommodation, while on your business trip, getting away from it all, while still staying close to the business hub is key. Do you really think that staying at a well known chain hotel is the ideal type of accommodation for you? Perhaps we can change your mind.
The allure of staying at a boutique hotel is almost too desirable to resist. The Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is one such place. The Clico is different because it is designed to create a specifically unique experience. With regards to boutique hotels, hotel owners and operators have an opportunity to identify the type of guest they want to attract and do in-depth market research to know what those guests really want from their hospitality experience. They have to take into account the space in which their guests stay, sleep, relax or work, with their style in mind, emphasizing amenities and features that matter to them.
The Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank Johannesburg, is centrally located to the “Joburg” city centre, high end business hubs such as Melrose and Sandton and metres away from the Rosebank Clinic, Clico’s location is convenience at your fingertips. Just 900 metres away from the Rosebank Gautrain station, the OR Tambo International airport is now only 20 “stress free” minutes away. The smell of warm croissants in the morning or freshly baked bread just before dinner service are the simple pleasures that make your dining experience extra luxurious at Clico.
Just around the corner in the suburb of Dunkeld, is another firm favourite boutique hotel – Ten Bompas. This all-suite boutique hotel is located close to the residential and commercial centers of Sandton and Rosebank. For those who love a little exclusivity, Ten Bompas Hotel has 10 suites each with lounge and fireplace, bedroom with king size bed opening on to a terrace or private garden. Pure Bliss!
Dining at Ten Bompas is an experience on its own. Winehouse epitomises elegance with its double-volume glass-fronted, wine cellar looking out on the gardens. Their chefs serve meals with French flair, using fresh seasonal produce sourced from the hotel’s gardens.