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The Michelangelo Hotel

Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa

The Michelangelo Hotel overlooking the exclusive Sandton Square in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandown
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The Michelangelo Hotel on Nelson Mandela SquareOver 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 Square, 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.

Rooms            For images of The Michelangelo, click Michelangelo Images
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.

Hotel facilities
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 departures)
• Express checkout
• 24-hour room service
• Same day laundry
• Dry cleaning
• Valet service
• Car rental and VIP limousine service
• Shuttle service to and from Johannesburg International Airport
• Covered parking
In the nearby shopping centre: hairdresser, banks/forex, travel agent, beauty salon, bookshops, pharmacist
Babysitting service
Doctor and dentist on call
Conference and function facilities
Credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard.

Fitness Centre
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.

Dining and Cuisine
Piccolo Mondo
The Piccolo Mondo restaurant at The Michelangelo HotelTrue to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is "a 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 strive for 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 wines.

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.

Location & Nearby Attractions
Rosebank is an exclusive suburb of Johannesburg, 40 minutes drive from the Johannesburg International Airport, and one mile (five minutes drive) from the CBD of Sandton.

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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