Joburg’s brand new Houghton Hotel ticks all the hospitality boxes
A venue a long time in the pipeline, The Houghton Hotel lives up to the anticipation with a full-spectrum hospitality spread that’s sure to put it on the tourism map. Conveniently located near the city, central business districts and an easy drive to the airport, it’s also kitted out to a seriously high spec. To add further cachet to its name, it’s a member of the five star luxury brand, Leading Hotels of the World.
Designed by architecture firm Boogertman + Partners, with interiors by DSGN, the hotel delivers a luxury experience through its design as well as the multitude of services it offers. Five tiers of accommodation options – from the seven staggering 400 to 800 square-metre penthouses, to the 46 luxurious King Rooms – offer refuge for a range of guest types, from leisure to executive travellers.
The amenities likewise cater to tourists as well as to local business clientele or Joburg residents looking for a day of leisure. To this end, it’s taken its facilities seriously. Firstly, a variety of dining and drinking venues will satisfy any number of occasions: the café style Nova Deli for coffees and casual lunch; H Restaurant for a smarter meal; the Fit Bar for something healthy poolside or post gym, and Sky Bar for a sundowner or nightcap and snacks (they stock a range of artisan liquors and serve finely crafted cocktails).
If you’re there for meetings, the Business Lounge and Venue offer a multitude of work essentials – from boardrooms, and eventing catering to conferencing capabilities.
Winding down can be done with a round on the scenic 18-hole Jack Nicklaus course, with a treatment in the beautifully appointed Amani Spa or through a workout at the fully fitted out Fit Bar gym (it offers yoga and classes too if you’d like to keep it interesting).