8 REASONS TO DO BUSINESS IN SANDTON
Sandton has certainly cemented its position as the most important financial and business sector in the City of Gold and South Africa. No matter if you’re a local or international traveller, Sandton offers amenities and an air of sophistication that gives the business tourist everything they could want from their visit.
As someone in the heart of the business buzz, Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton‘s general manager, Volkan Vural, shares his top eight reasons why Sandton is the perfect base for business travellers.
Easy to get around…Sandton‘s overall accessibility makes it clear why business tourism booms in the area. With access to public transport readily available, business in Sandton is made easy and stress-free. International guests can ride from the airport to Sandton via the Gautrain putting you straight into the centre of the action. Getting around Sandton is simple with the ever-popular Uber service, sharing cars that are available every few minutes upon request, and guests staying at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton have access to a free shuttle service to anywhere within a 3km radius. For those travellers who enjoy getting around on foot, shopping centres and restaurants are well within walking distance.
Financial business hub…Sandton is home to some of the top South African investment banks, financial and legal consultants, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and one of the biggest convention centres on the African continent, making it a great one stop place for financial business.
Restaurants galore…Whether you’re looking for five star luxury dining to impress clients or a fun local foodie experience with your team, Sandton offers a variety of cuisines to suit every palate. If you are new to the area, the multi-cultural offering will give you a taste of the diversity for which Johannesburg has become renowned.
Five star luxury…To accommodate the many business travellers, there are numerous luxurious hotels offering accommodation that puts you in at the heart of the action. A string of five star hotels occupy the area including the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton which caters specifically for business travellers and is situated within close proximity to all major entertainment spots.
Out of office exploring…Sandton is not only home to some of South Africa’s biggest corporate businesses, but also to a string of art galleries, fancy sidewalk cafes, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated, first-class Sandton hotels. As well as being great for important business meetings, there is plenty to do to keep you occupied outside of the office.
Shop ’til you drop…For those wanting to browse for gifts or to take some time out from the pressures of work, Sandton‘s major shopping district, Sandton City, is the perfect place for retail therapy. As one of the biggest shopping centres in Africa, Sandton City is home to over 295 elite shops and restaurants, making it the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
Meetings with a view…From conference rooms to coffee spots, there are plenty of venues to host important business meetings. Many of the area’s five-star hotels offer conference services, which not only cater for all your culinary needs, but also give you breathtaking views of the Sandton skyline.
Nighttime networking…For nighttime networking, or just to let your hair down, Sandton‘s Nelson Mandela Square, presided over by a six-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela, is a hotspot for meet-and-greets as well as being a must-see tourist attraction for overseas visitors.
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