The Michelangelo Hotel
Square, Sandton, South Africa
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ON SANDTON SQUARE
the heart of Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg, towers the majestic
Michelangelo - the perfect vantage from which to observe the entertainment
and corporate capital of Africa. Immerse yourself in the culture
and breakneck pace of Sandton. Then return to convalesce in the serenity
of Renaissance-style elegance that makes Michelangelo of one South
Africa's favorite hotels.
At The Michelangelo on Nelson Mandela
elegance, unsurpassed luxury and service excellence have been combined
to provide guests with quality avaialble only in the finest hotels
around the globe; hence the reason why this premier hotel is a member
of "The Leading Hotels of the World."
The Michelangelo is on the heart of South
Africa's most exclusive shopping center, Nelson Mandela Square, offering guests
access to a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, as well as
cinemas and theaters.
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At the Michelangelo, there are myriad ways to spoil yourself.
The hotel's 218 Deluxe and Superior rooms,
as well as the 22 Premier and Executive suites have all been tastefully
decorated to reflect the elegant Renaissance-style
that has been carried throughout the rest of the hotel. The two Presidential
Suites each have a private dining room and lounge as well as 24-hour
butler service for the more discerning guest.
All suites have private bathrooms
with a separate shower and toilet, hairdryers, radio, color TV,
pay movie channel, 24-hour
CNN and CNBC,
individually controlled aircon, direct dialing phones, direct in and
out dialing for personal fax/modem, Internet, electronic razor plug
(220/110V), complimentary tea & coffee and mini bar.
For your security, all rooms are equipped with electric safes and smoke
detectors with sprinkler systems.
There is nothing
you could possibly want for during your sojourn at The Michelangelo.
Maybe just a little more of everything.
The comprehensive service includes:
Intermezzo Residents' Lounge with shower facilities (for early arrivals/late
rental and VIP limousine service
service to and from Johannesburg International Airport
the nearby shopping centre: hairdresser, banks/forex, travel agent, beauty
salon, bookshops, pharmacist
and dentist on call
and function facilities
cards: American Express, Diners Club, Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard.
The Executive Lifestyle Fitness Centre with a heated
and covered pool, grassed sun deck and steam bath, will assuage your
senses. You can also indulge yourself at the Health Hydro.
to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really
world in one".
You can circumnavigate the globe in a journey of tastes that transports
you from Mozambique to the Mediterranean... and
the man heading up the team which is responsible for the success
of this world-class restaurant, is executive chef, Rudi Liebenberg.
Rudi, born and bred in Johannesburg,
completed his training at the TWR Hotel School in 1993. He has quite
a colourful professional history – having
started his training in 1991 and from there, worked his way up the
ranks in various restaurants and top hotels all over the globe. To
name but just a few, he has held the following positions: Executive
Chef at the Partkonian All Suite Hotel – 1997-1999
Chef de Cuisine at the Park Hyatt in Rosebank – 1999 -2000 Executive
Chef at Alexander Forbes, Director’s Table in Gauteng --2000-2001
Executive Chef of the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Pretoria --2001-2003.
Completely at ease in the kitchen, this
young professional speaks passionately about his background and devotion
to art of cuisine. “I never really thought about becoming a chef – it
was just something that came naturally to me – something that
I have always enjoyed from a very young age. Its my life, I continuously
the best and am very rarely satisfied.” Talking
about the type food he most enjoys preparing, Desmond says, “I
enjoy working with pure and fresh items like fresh pastas, colourful
vegetables and matured cheeses – just some of my favourite ingredients.”
Piccolo Mondo's seafood menu includes
Mozambican prawns, lobsters, langoustines, mussels, oysters, crab,
clams, calamari and
Norwegian salmon. Order from
the Mediterranean style à la carte menu or opt for a three-course
set menu. All meals are complemented with the pick of South Africa's most commended
The Il Ritrovo Lounge
The Il Ritrovo Lounge serves
high tea every afternoon and you can toast the sunset with cocktails,
complemented by tapas and other light snacks. Business
lunches are served daily and fit neatly into the diary of the busy executive.
The hotel is geared to your pace, allowing you to conclude
your business discussions and your lunch within the hour.
is an exclusive suburb of Johannesburg, 40 minutes drive from the Johannesburg
Airport, and one mile (five minutes drive) from the CBD
Like the square
that surrounds it, The Michelangelo offers a medley of activities
for all predilections. Art galleries, game parks, botanical parks
and gardens, arts and crafts, diamond-cutting works, mine museums
and historical monuments.
Within comfortable walking distance are the shopping and entertainment
facilities of the area, including a classic theatre and movie houses.
Sports facilities in the area include squash, golf, tennis, bowls, ice-skating,
wind-surfing, sailing, fishing, boating, ten-pin bowling, polo and horse-riding.
For the more intrepid travellers, hot air ballooning and skydiving can
be arranged on request.
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