Words by King Phewa
Situated in Sandton’s financial district, The Maslow Hotel is an oasis in an otherwise concrete jungle. Set on some of the most pristine grounds in the city, the Maslow Hotel Sandton automatically brings with it a sense of serenity and calm, a sentiment very rarely found in traditional business hotels.
There are marshals from the main road ushering you into the hotel parking. They are supported by friendly security guards who directed us to park close to the door. Being met by a porter at our vehicle, really was the cherry on top of an efficient guest arrival protocol. The check-in process was brisk, and seamless, and included the now obligatory COVID-19 safety checks.
Setting the tone for our stay
The reception leads off to a contemporary lounge area with seats that incorporate power plugs making work a breeze especially for guests who combine productivity in leisure-inspiring settings. The Lacuna Bar to the left and Lacuna Bistro to the right, complete a visually compelling first impression.
Our standard room, situated on the fourth floor, was moderately sized and featured standard amenities. It is comfortable but the space may prove limiting for couples given the room size and lack of duplicate plugs on both bedside stations. A highlight is the views over the pool, lush well-manicured gardens, and parts of Morningside. In room amenities which included a great coffee machine and mini bar, coupled with turn-down service were a welcomed part of the service offering.
The Maslow Sandton Experience
We spent some time at the Lacuna Bar with mixologist Sandile who was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. If, like us, you have a penchant for Old Fashioned, then please make sure you spend some time at the bar. It does get a bit rowdy with the after-work crowd but still forms a great backdrop for networking or casual dining and drinks.
The Lacuna Bistro is an inviting space that features a well-stocked bar and a semi-open kitchen as the key features. The staff were welcoming and the food portions generous in size, needed after a long day getting about the business of Sandton. Our night’s sleep was comfortable and given the hotel’s proximity to the main node of Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, there was concern around noise especially in the early hours of the morning. Thankfully, we experienced minimal noise as the room turned out to be quite well-insulated.
The final experience was breakfast. The cold section, featuring fresh juices, vitamin shots, fruit salads, cereals, and fresh dairy items was immaculately laid out and looked inviting. The hot station featured a hearty mix of all your breakfast favourites. The execution is still buffet, ideal given health, and safety protocols with regards to food service, but on the whole, hot plates are served by a chef who also customizes egg orders on request. Breakfast did not disappoint as it was hot, fresh, and delicious.
Additional onsite amenities
The Maslow Hotel Sandton also features a fully equipped conference centre and a top-rated spa. If you are a business traveller in Sandton, this hotel is definitely for you. Located in the heart of Sandton’s business district, conferencing at The Maslow combines private, uninterrupted meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology to meet the needs of the modern business executive, with 5-star service provision to welcome your delegates in style.
To help you host an unforgettable event, the hotel promises the availability of a dedicated team who go the extra mile to ensure every detail is covered. The same holds true for weddings and other celebrations, as the Maslow Hotel Sandton’s banqueting team will ensure the venue provides a fitting backdrop to help you create memories to help last a lifetime.
About King Phewa
KingPhewa is a South African based duo who through their love of food, travel and lifestyle curate and review relatable and enticing content. Their focus is on fine dining, luxury travel and all things beautiful. Follow them on Instagram @kingphewa