Originally the private residence of Douw Steyn, one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, the multi-award winning Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg is a leader in African luxury. Ever since it opened in 1992, The Saxon’s incredibly private and residential feel has made it the choice of international visitors and locals alike. While this contemporary property is undoubtedly the flagship of the collection, there have been two unique additions to The Saxon portfolio to date.
This month sees the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa welcome a new addition to their exclusive offerings - the eagerly awaited Johnnie Walker whisky bar, Eighteen05. Dedicated to providing guests with an unprecedented, luxury whisky experience, this intimate hotel bar offers ambience and tastings one would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
During a glamorous affair at the grand CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa and sister property Shambala Private Game Reserve accepted the venerated honour of being named the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel and World’s Leading Private Game Reserve respectively by World Travel Awards. In addition to these accolades, the Saxon’s website, was named as the World’s Leading Hotel Website.
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa and Shambala Private Game Reserve have both triumphed with leading honours at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony. Hosted by the Safari Park Hotel & Casino in Nairobi, Kenya, the event rewarded the leading organisations in African tourism.
Gastronomic luxury makes history as two pioneering brands come together in an association to satiate the finest of palates the world over. The House of Ruinart joins the Saxon’s famed five hundred in a collaboration of dining passion and art, where the deep-rooted tradition of the world’s oldest champagne house meets the innovation of one of South Africa’s finest chefs in a space synonymous with elegance, refinement and sheer magnificence.
The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa’s latest culinary offering, Saxon Qunu Grill, today, launches their business lunch menu. Reminiscent of a New York ‘Power lunch’, the restaurant offers diners a plethora of enticing meals, which change daily to offer guests maximum variety.
In true Saxon style, discerning travellers and connoisseurs can now savour the delectable cuisine of the hotel’s latest new opening, Saxon Qunu Grill. Following months of development and devotion to the project, executive Chef David Higgs and his team of culinary prodigies were in high spirits with the official launch of the new eatery earlier.
South Africa has shown great gastronomic influence across the world through its wine estates and this culinary power is being celebrated by The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa Gourmet Package. The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa is an international award-winning Hotel in the beautiful, tranquil suburb of Sandhurst with its tree-lined avenues, and close proximity to Sandton, Johannesburg’s upmarket business area.
Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa, named World’s Leading Boutique Hotel by the World Travel Awards, has been connecting with its trade partners in key markets as it continues to roll out innovations in food, wellness and technology. George Cohen, managing director at the property, recently travelled to New York City and hosted a VIP dinner at the exclusive Stanford Suite inside The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel.
Multi award-winning Chef, David Higgs has joined world renowned Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa situated in Johannesburg, as the Executive Chef. Close to a month since his arrival, already Johannesburg’s foodies are streaming in to experience not only the delectable, but also visual choice of menu South Africa’s ‘Best Chef’ has to offer.
George Cohen, General Manager, Saxon Boutique Hotel Villas & Spa, World’s Leading Boutique Hotel, World Travel Awards Grand Final 2011
The award-winning Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa is offering guests and visitors the opportunity to relax and unwind with a unique Signature Sound Therapy treatment. This is the latest innovation for this South African hotel, which continues to expand options for guests, most recently with the opening of its brand new villas.