One of my fave hotel chains just keep it coming! With bubbly that is. Let’s face it, us Jo’burgers don’t need an excuse for a party – and we just love to 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 out of this world settings, is something Tsogo Sun really prides itself on – and boy do they get it right.
My three particular unbeatable bubbly drinking 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 are becoming favourite sundowner destinations on Jozi’s vibrant social scene – and to be honest the panoramic views, glorious weather we have up here, to mention the stunning African sunsets, and the glittering city night lights are probably the reason why.
The Skye Bar at Holiday Inn Sandton on Rivonia Road is a luxurious yet comfortable venue with a relaxed ambience, offering panoramic views of Sandton and beyond. It features a great cocktail menu and is a popular place to catch up with friends, enjoy a romantic night out, or entertain corporate colleagues.
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 menu offers a wide variety – including trendy cocktails, light lunchtime snacks, and ther renowned sushi and sashimi, and of course 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 and at night – winter or summer.
The 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.
Why not try a Tsogo Sun hot spot if you haven’t before, and let me know your thoughts?
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