Upon six acres of landscaped gardens in Johannesburg, South Africa, lies the Saxon Hotel. South African history is the theme of the elegant setting and decor, which is designed to capture and embrace the natural environment.
The glass-domed entrance hall features handcrafted ethnic art effects, and leads off to a boutique shop, piano lounge, smoking library and dining room. The dining room boasts a unique wine display and a host of world-class chefs. The cocktail bar is located near the koi pond, pool terrace, andperhaps the most striking feature of the Saxon, the 920-square-meter swimming pool. A large terrace is set above the pool overlooking the gardens and the city in the distance.
A health center offers a fully-supervised gym, Clarins beauty salon, steam rooms and massages, and a heated lap pool in addition to the outdoor swimming pool. For those wishing to conduct business at the hotel, a dining library and two boardrooms are available, with built-in computerized technology and trained technical management on standby.
Saxon has 26 suites, all with an African decor, latticed shutters over large bay windows with a view of the gardens or pool area. Amenities include large-screen TVs, VCR and DVD players and workstations. Four presidential suites have separate lounges and dining areas. Lounges are furnished for in-room dining entertainment or business activity.