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When planning a conference in Sandton, one major factor that professional conference organisers (PCOs) need to consider is that the bustling hub never really has a ‘downtime’, so traffic and parking can be problematic all year round. One solution to this problem is to opt for a venue within 1km of the Sandton Gautrain Station, located deep beneath Rivonia Road with a pedestrian entrance on the corner of Rivonia Road and West Street. This way, delegates will be able to park their car, take the train and walk to the venue.
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Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel (92m)
Just a one-minute walk from the station, the five-star Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel is possibly the most convenient venue for walkers. The hotel offers 220 rooms and suites, each with free high-speed wireless Internet, as well as seven meeting rooms and two boardrooms, all of which are equipped with free Wi-Fi and the latest audio-visual technology. The largest meeting space can host up to 600 delegates. In-between or after conferencing sessions, delegates can refresh in the hotel’s on-site bar and restaurant offering authentic South African cuisine, fun mixed drinks and local wines. There’s also a fitness centre on the 10th floor that offers guests a workout with a view and an outdoor swimming pool that’s the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.
Corner of Rivonia Road & West Street, Sandton
011 286 1000
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Michelangelo Hotel (290m)
A mere four minutes’ walk from the station, the Michelangelo Hotel is the epitome of luxury and style and provides easy access to shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The hotel offers 242 suites and rooms as well as world-class conferencing and events facilities in a sophisticated setting. There are six conference venues available that can each host up to 250 delegates, depending on the configuration. Each of the venues are equipped with a data projector and screen plus other standard conferencing equipment. The hotel also boasts a fine-dining restaurant that offers everything from an indulgent Lindt high tea to a three-course wine-pairing dinner menu.
135 West Street, Sandton
011 282 7000
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Sandton Sun (750m)
The Sandton Sun offers elegant five-star accommodation with views of the iconic Joburg skyline in one of its leafy and most beautiful suburbs. The hotel is only 11 minutes’ walk from the station and offers a choice of 326 spacious and superbly appointed en-suite rooms and suites. Seven separate business-suite meeting rooms kitted out with standard conference equipment are available and its conference facilities cater for groups of up to 200 delegates, making it an ideal venue for smaller-type meetings and conferences. A ritzy terrace for wining and dining that’s just been renovated completes the package. If your delegates would prefer not to walk, they can catch the hotel’s complimentary Gautrain shuttle.
Corner Alice Lane & 5th Street, Sandton
011 780 5000
Candice, the Editor of Hello Joburg Magazine, is a coffee-drinking, fashion-obsessed lover of anything and everything lifestyle related. She’s also a self-confessed foodie, champagne enthusiast and devoted bargain hunter.