The Maslow Hotel celebrates its fabulous fifth anniversary

Maslow-Hotel-exteriorSun International’s The Maslow has just marked its fifth anniversary in the same unassuming yet sophisticated and gracious style that has firmly entrenched its position as one of the best business hotels in South Africa. In five years, The Maslow has stacked up a number of prestigious awards and accolades, which bear testimony to its premier service and facilities.

‘It has really been five of the best for The Maslow. Not only have we established the hotel as one of the most respected in South Africa, recognised for exceptional service and facilities, but we have also entrenched The Maslow as an established ‘citizen’ in our community. From the outset, we have known that our success and sustainability depends on our ability to constantly deliver premium and value-adding services, quality facilities, and a food and beverage offering that acknowledges contemporary dining trends.

‘At the same time, we must help build and maintain a sustainable community, contribute to the local economy, and promote a healthy environment. We take these obligations to heart.

‘Product and services innovation will continue to receive increasing emphasis going forward to ensure that we remain relevant to our customers, and to ensure that we can continue contributing to the local economy as an active member of the tourism community,’ says Ashwin Jose, general manager at The Maslow.

The Maslow Hotel opened for business in January 2013 following a R250-million refurbishment of the hotel formally known as The Grayston. Situated in the heart of Sandton’s business district – home to top investment banks, financial institutions, the Gautrain station and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange – The Maslow Hotel offers some of the best corporate facilities in Sandton, including complimentary high speed internet access throughout the hotel, 13 meeting rooms, a vast conference centre with a multi divisible ballroom and auditorium, techno gym, the unique Wayfarer Lounge, and the award-winning Lacuna Bistro.

The contemporary design and urban vibe of the public areas, guest rooms and services at The Maslow Hotel are inspired by Sandton’s business culture. The Lacuna Bistro and Bar’s menu reflects the ethos of the hotel, all the spaces are interconnected and integrated with the outdoors.

Overlooking a tranquil oasis garden, Lacuna Bistro and Bar at The Maslow Hotel has that X-factor; that something special that has kept it at the pinnacle of Sandton’s selection of restaurants since it opened.

Superbly located right at Sandton’s core, guests don’t have to pay for parking, and there is a free shuttle service to the Gautrain station and Sandton City Mall every 15 minutes. Guests can enjoy tapas’ style plates as well as local, domestic and international draught and bottled beer. A select South African Wine List and specialty cocktails can be enjoyed inside or outside on the terrace.

The Bistro has been acknowledged with a Diamond Award in the annual Diners Club Winelists Awards. To proudly display a Diners Club Winelist Award in their window is not an act of vanity, it is an invitation to discerning patrons to come in and enjoy a taste of greatness.

The Maslow, a specialist business hotel, has 281 well-appointed guest rooms. Every room has extra-length beds, blackout curtains, a rain shower, a workstation and complimentary uncapped WiFi. Total darkness can be achieved in every room, whether night or day. Thanks to the double-glazed windows, which were installed to soundproof them, jet-lagged travellers can recuperate quicker. There are 5 executive suites; 14 luxury suites, each with a balcony; four junior suites; seven wheelchair accessible rooms; 19 luxury queen rooms with balconies; 131 luxury queen rooms with showers; 60 luxury queen rooms with a bath and shower; 27 luxury twin rooms with showers, and 14 luxury twin rooms with a bath and shower.

The Maslow Hotel is one of the first properties within Sun International to feature an Africology Spa. Africology is an authentic skincare brand focused on creating results driven experiences for business travellers. The Africology Spa at The Maslow has won the Les Nouvelle Spa Award for Innovation in Spa Concepts.

The Maslow has thrice won the Business Traveller Africa Awards (BTA) for Best Business Hotel in South Africa. In 2016, The Maslow Hotel won the Best Green Hotel Award in Sandton at “Meetings Africa”, an initiative that showcases Africa’s diverse offering of services and products.

The Maslow Hotel’s Conference Centre and Meeting Rooms offer an unexpected oasis setting for business and social events in Sandton, with spacious facilities able to accommodate banquets for up to 400 people and cinema seating for 650 people, as well as 13 separate, private Meeting Rooms.

The Conference Centre features a multi-divisible Ballroom, a smaller conference room and a 50-seater auditorium. The Pre-Assembly area is ideal for car launches as there is direct access to the area, and cars can be creatively displayed in a distinguished setting.

When it comes to community initiatives, The Maslow focuses on sustainability. The hotel has a number of programmes in place in line with this emphasis on contributing to a sustainable community and environment. These include responsible water management through a borehole, eco-car wash facilities and irrigation cycles, composting wet waste, use of LED globes throughout the hotel, recycling initiatives and environmentally friendly methods of disposing of chemicals and pesticides. The Maslow also features a rooftop garden where herbs and vegetables are grown for use in the kitchens.

The hotel also gets involved at grass-roots level with the community through pop-up soup kitchens that travel through the townships and settlements, providing blankets and meals to the needy during the harsh winter.

The Maslow’s list of accolades:

2014:

Small Conference venue – Business Traveller Awards

Best Hotel Renovation / Refurbishment Africa – African Hotel Awards

2015:

Best Business Hotel – Business Traveller Africa Conference and Awards

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor

Gauteng Lilizela Tourism Awards – Accommodation: 4 Star hotel

Wine List Gold Award: The Maslow Hotel

2016:

Green Hotel Award – Meetings Africa

Best Business Hotel – Business Traveller Africa Conference and Awards

Wine List Gold Award (Lacuna Bar and Bistro) – Dinners Club International

2017:

Hotel of the year – THINC Africa Awards

Lilizela Awards Provincial Finalist – Accommodation 4 star hotel

Landscape and Turf Maintenance Gold Award of Excellence – South African Landscapers Institute

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