Award Winning Sandton Luxury Hotel

News & Awards

The Sandton Sun Hotel is a multiple nominee and winner of Africa’s Leading Business Hotel, Africa’s Leading City Hotel, Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel and Africa’s Leading MICE Hotel at the World Travel Awards. Sandton Sun is also a consistent TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner.

Traveller Review Awards 2022

Sandton Sun has been awarded a Traveller Review Awards 2022 for receiving an average review score between 8 and 10 on reviews left by travellers.

Travellers' Choice Award 2021

Sandton Sun is a proud recipient of the 2021 Travellers' Choice Award. TripAdvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor.

Travellers' Choice Award 2020

Sandton Sun is a proud recipient of the 2020 Travellers' Choice Award. TripAdvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor.

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2019

Sandton Sun is a proud recipient of a 2019 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

The Best in African Elegance

New San Deck Showcases the Best in African Elegance

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New San Deck Showcases the Best in African Elegance

One of Sandton’s most stylish outdoor spaces – San Deck – has reopened following a full refurbishment, bringing to life a uniquely African meeting spot carved into the Sandton skyline.

With a spectacular location in the iconic Sandton Sun, the San Deck is vibrant, stylish, and comfortable. Designed to take full advantage of the spectacular Highveld sunsets, and offering guests a variety of unique spaces, San Deck is a place to share experiences of social dining and sophisticated artisanal beverages.

San Deck’s food and drinks menu reflect the style and variety of its setting. In keeping with the ethos of Sandton Sun, the food menu showcases fine, seasonal, and sustainable South African produce, and features a wide selection of snack and meal options. Social options include items such as sushi, oysters, homemade deck sliders, calamari and other South African favourites.

The beverage menu is a true showcase of the quality of South African spirit, beer, wine, MCC and cider producers. Premium local spirits include craft gin and rum, single grain, single malt, and blended whisky, brandy, vodka, agave, and liqueurs. The menu includes a range of local craft beers and ciders, and an exceptional wine list, including a variety of champagnes, sparkling wine and a selection of Tsogo Sun’s auction wines. Imported premium spirits and bespoke cocktails offer variety for every occasion.

San’s inviting and unique outdoor spaces offer a retreat for relaxation or energising, easing in or winding down. A new rooftop garden area is created through the intricate use of metal lattice screens, foliage and trees, different levels, atmospheric lighting, eye-catching design elements and comfortable, relaxed seating.

The music complements the contemporary and energetic heart of South Africa’s business hub, and in the evenings, resident DJs deliver a pulsating Afrocentric beat.

Ravi Nadasen, COO of Tsogo Sun hotels, says, “The full refurbishment of the Sandton Sun’s San Deck, coupled with the introduction of menus designed for sharing and enjoying throughout the day and into the night, along with San Deck’s exceptional local artisanal beverage options will ensure memorable experiences for local and international guests, providing a beautiful space for intimate get togethers or for celebratory events with family, friends and colleagues.”

Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2018

Sandton Sun is a proud recipient of a 2018 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

CANSA Shavathon

Last chance to shave, spray, SUPPORT 2018 CANSA Shavathon at Sandton Sun

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Last chance to shave, spray, SUPPORT 2018 CANSA Shavathon at Sandton Sun

Don’t miss your last chance to take part in the 2018 CANSA Shavathon! All four properties which collectively form Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Mile, namely Sandton Sun, InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, Sandton Convention Centre and Garden Court Sandton City, will be rallying behind the cause, sponsoring 20 ‘heads’ per property by donating R1,000 each to the initiative.

As most Shavathon events which are open to the public have already taken place all over the nation, this really is one of the last opportunities to show your support for this worthwhile fundraising event, which aims to generate donations for those affected by the harsh realities of cancer.

As 2018 marks the 15th Shavathon hosted by CANSA (The Cancer Association of South Africa), there has never been a better reason to show your support! Head shaving has become a symbolic gesture of support of cancer survivors…If shaving your head is not a possibility, decorating your hair with coloured hairspray has become just as popular!

Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Mile will be hosting their Shavathon on Thursday, 01 March 2018 from 09h00 to 15h00 at the Champagne Bar on level 6 at Sandton Sun. We would love to see you there!

This release in a Tweet:

Don’t miss 1 last chance to show support for @CANSA at the @SandtonSun #CANSAshavathon – see you at our Champagne Bar from 09h00 to 15h00! #TsogoSandtonMile

Certificate of Excellence 2017

Sandton Sun has been selected for the 2017 Certificate of Excellence award in the accommodation category.

Certificate of Excellence 2016

Sandton Sun has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence for superior service.

Certificate of Excellence 2015

TripAdvisor - Hall of Fame

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Lilizela-Imvelo Tourism Awards

Best Overall Environmental Management 2013 Finalist

Certificate of Excellence 2013


World Luxury Hotel Awards

Africa’s Leading Business Hotel

Certificate of Excellence 2012


Vin MMX receives International Recognition

Certificate of Excellence 2011



Gold Certification

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Country Finalist: Best Luxury Hotel Spa

RASA Rosetta Award

Winner: Vin Restaurant

HICA Awards

Finalist: Best New Non-Hotel Tourism Investment

Best of Joburg Awards

Winner: Joburg's Best Hotel Restaurant - San Restaurant

Best of Joburg Awards

Winner: Joburg's Best New Restaurant - Vin MMx Restaurant

Diners Club

Gold Award: San Restaurant

Diners Club

Platinum Award: Vin MMX Restaurant

Welcome Awards

Best Tourism Website (Online)

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Country Winner: Luxury City Hotel (SA)

Chaine des Rotisseurs

Vin MMX Restaurant: Professionals Plaque (Blazon)

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Country Finalist: Luxury Hotel and Conference Centre

World Travel Awards

Africa's Leading Business Hotel

World Travel Awards

Africa's Leading Convention Hotel

World Travel Awards

South Africa's Leading Business Hotel


 5-Star Grading

AA Quality Assured

Superior Status

Special Spots For Sundowners

Tsogo Sun’s Special Spots For Sundowners

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Tsogo Sun’s Special Spots For Sundowners

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” said Roman playwright Plautus more than 2 000 years ago. Jo’burgers love to do just that – celebrate any and every occasion with something bubbly, a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail and scintillating company, somewhere special.

The combination of the perfect drinks offering and exceptional settings is something Tsogo Sun prides itself in particular on three unbeatable spots –  the Island Bar on the pool deck of Southern Sun Hyde Park, the San Deck at Sandton Sun Hotel, and the Skye Bar on the 9th floor of the Holiday Inn Sandton. All three venues are becoming favourite sundowner destinations on Jozi’s vibrant social scene, where the panoramic views, glorious Highveld climate, magnificent African sunsets, and the glittering city night lights add unrivaled atmosphere to every occasion.

The Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park is a trendy and vibrant place around a sparkling pool or comfortable indoor lounge seating, from which to enjoy the stunning view through wall to wall windows. The varied menu offering includes trendy cocktails, light lunchtime snacks, including their renowned sushi and sashimi, and indulgent sundowners. Guests who simply can’t tear themselves away from the view also have the opportunity of dining in Lucé, where the finest Italian cuisine is presented by Executive Chef Gareth Jordaan and his talented team, with unique flair, amidst hearty and wholesome flavours.

The San Deck at Sandton Sun is a sophisticated yet trendy outdoor venue that boasts views of the surrounding Sandton skyline topped by unforgettable African sunsets. With three large fire pits, lounge seating, live music, and a DJ on weekends, it’s perfect for informal get-togethers and special social occasions, serving light meals throughout the day. San Deck is also a participating auction wines restaurant, offering South Africa’s exclusive and finest wines, paired with leading executive chef Garth Shnier’s exceptional culinary creations.

The Skye Bar at Holiday Inn Sandton on Rivonia Road is a luxurious and ultra-comfortable venue with a relaxed ambience, also offering panoramic views of Sandton and beyond. It features an inspiring cocktail menu and is a popular place to catch up with friends, enjoy a romantic night out, or entertain corporate colleagues.

Says Priya Naidoo, Tsogo Sun’s GM, Group Communications, “Johannesburg often surprises visitors with its beauty, its friendly ambience, and its celebrated and world-class food and drinks culture. Tsogo Sun is capturing all this and more in our memorable drinks destinations – where locals and visitors alike can enjoy the very best that Jozi has to offer.”

Tsogo Sun’s portfolio includes over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi. For more information, visit, follow on Twitter and Instagram @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.

Sandton Sun Reopens

Sandton Sun reopens after R210 million makeover

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Sandton Sun reopens after R210 million makeover

Tsogo Sun’s iconic Sandton Sun hotel has returned to its rightful place as a sophisticated and modern landmark in the area, following an investment of R210 million into its recently undertaken refurbishment.

The 31-year-old hotel is situated in a prime location within the busy and exclusive business and retail hub of Sandton, and has been repositioned as a gateway into the Sandton City shopping centre.  With street and hotel access linking it with Sandton City’s new Diamond Walk, which is described as ‘Africa’s definitive luxury and super-luxury retail destination’, the hotel is a natural asset to the centre and to the city of Johannesburg.

Says Marcel von Aulock, CEO of Tsogo Sun, “This refurbishment has strengthened Tsogo Sun’s position in Sandton even further – as a leader in Africa’s most influential node with three hotels in excellent locations, as well as the Sandton Convention Centre. We are proud to have been a partner to Liberty and Pareto in managing this spectacular property on their behalf and to have been the hospitality partner of Sandton City for over three decades.”

Describing the revamp, Sandton Sun General Manager, Peter Davidson, says, “We focused on taking the detail into account when we planned the refurbishment, ensuring that we incorporated simple things that will make our guests’ stay more enjoyable – and that we offer everything that a guest might need.”

With the refurbishment, the number of hotel rooms has reduced by eight to 326 spacious rooms and suites that have been designed to be luxurious with all the necessary conveniences and comfort. “We created a feature in selected rooms where people can sit and work, ensuring we added touches such as USB points. The bathrooms have been rebuilt to luxurious standards,” says Davidson.

Throughout the hotel, furniture has been refurbished and repurposed where possible, and the ambience is slick and sophisticated, while still offering every guest a home away from home. The ‘new’ Sandton Sun, says Davidson, is now ahead of the game; it is the preferred property among the luxury hotels in the area.

The refurbishment was jointly funded by the property owners, Pareto and Liberty, with responsibility for the design concept and implementation, as well as the operational issues relating to the refurb being handled by Tsogo Sun. “We are proud to have contributed to Liberty’s ability to attract luxury global brands to the Diamond Walk, making Sandton an incredibly exciting shopping destination for locals and tourists from all over the world,” concludes Von Aulock.