Having acquired what used to be Southern Sun (at Greyston Drive) in the heart of economical and buzzing Sandton, the new hotel is about to be operational in weeks ahead of festive season.
Aptly coined The Maslow in Sandton, Sun International decided it was time to own a property in the epic center for corporate and business market.
Growing our presence in Sandton has been a major focus for Sun International and I am delighted that we now add our first business-centric hotel to our portfolio of hotels in Southern Africa, says Garth Collins, Acting Chief Executive Sun International.
“Everything is different from the name to design. It was time we had to follow our instincts. Yes, we do realise our competitors are all over the show but for us it meant to cater for that specific market which our company felt should be untapped, “says Johan Scheepers, General Manager at The Maslow, during media tour this week.
Scheepers, who has been in the hospitality industry for the past 15 donkey years’ spend most of his time in London spearheading some of Sun International’s properties.
Due to his thick and illustrious experience within the sector, his superiors decided it was time for the latter to come back home and lead the new venture.
“I’m home doing what I do best,” says the bald and tall Scheepers in tow with staff who were helping out with the tour.
Grinding and drilling of walls, rubble and unforgiving dust and labourers hard at work, we first saw how this R250m investment hotel would look like before it opens doors to staff and public in the third week of December.
The Maslow Hotel is an entirely new class of hotel, adept at helping guests to balance work and life.
“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 straight forward approach to understanding customers’ needs in our service philosophy, commented Scheepers.
The 281 rooms on average size of 32m (en-suites and senior citizens rooms made available) are almost complete and are fitted with a power shower, a media hub so guests can listen to music, watch movies or connect with family back home on the 40-inch flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi as well as a speciality coffee maker.
For extra convenience rooms are soundproofed with black out curtains.
“The design reflects the spirit of the modern traveller energetic yet casual, flexible and friendly. It is a complete reinvention designed by Graeme Holtshausen of Dakota Design. Textures, colours and materials reflect Johannesburg’s warm climate,” says John Lee Director of Operations at Sun International.
From Lacuna Bistro Bar to Barista made coffee to Africology Spa (the first within Sun International properties), The Maslow Hotel has gone all out to entice the market.
Rooms are available from R1,726 per room per night.
For further info visit: www.suninternational.co.za