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Saxon Hotel and Spa

Nestled in the exclusive suburb of Sandhurst in Sandton, Saxon makes a world-class statement of ethnic African elegance, combined with personalized attention to detail.

Saxon witnessed history within its walls becoming home to Nelson Mandela after his release from prison. It was during this time that South Africa's former President used this serene setting to edit his autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".

The Saxon has always been a place of welcome. First as a home, now a home away from home. With its roots in the heart of Gauteng, it has drawn the warmth of the city that bred it - from the world it has won its refinement and ease. The welcoming entrance with stately staircase sweeps around a central glass dome, permitting natural light to blend with and enhance the contemporary African decor and handcrafted ethnic art effects. Leading off this area is a boutique shop, piano lounge, smoking library and the dining room. Set in six acres of lush landscape gardens, the Saxon has been designed to capture and embrace its natural environment. One of the design themes is the extensive use of water. The central point of the water theme is the magnificent nine hundred and twenty square meter swimming pool.

The Hotel boasts twenty-four suites of various sizes all incorporating a strong element of African art and overlooking either the tranquil gardens or pool area. Each suite features a large screen television, VCR and DVD player with surround sound systems. Workstations fitted with multi telephone and fax lines (on request), provide each guest an incomparable experience in business orientated hospitality. The three presidential and one platinum suites feature a separate lounge and dining area.

Saxon offers personalized cuisine for the well-traveled guest. The ambience of the dining room offers a homely atmosphere, boasting an exclusive and unique wine display. A brigade of world-class chefs ensures personalized cuisine, catering for our well-traveled guests. The cocktail bar leads off the expansive pool terrace, koi pond and outdoor heated pool.

Saxon Spa, the Relaxation centre includes an elaborately equipped, fully supervised gymnasium, a beauty salon using Dermalogica, Clarins and home grown Moya products and world class Hydro Facilities with a unique sound treatment as a signature treatment. The lattice shuttered suites, cool terraces and shaded gazebos adjoining both the heated lap pool and magnificent 920 square metre swimming pool, enhance the fully supervised gymnasium, steam rooms and Clarins beauty salon. A combination of lymphatic, Swedish and Shiatzu massage disciplines are available together with a health menu to suite all jaded palates.

State of the art Conferencing facilities ensure quality presentations in an exquisite environment. The conference areas feature wall screens, multi-telephone and fax lines, ISDN lines and video conferencing. An overhead projector, laptop, flipchart, JVC High resolution data projector system and an impressive 72 " plasma smart screen display system form part of the conference equipment available, complete with an on-call IT Manager to assist with your presentations. A soundproof auditorium with state of the art built in communication technology featuring VHS, DVD, XGA data (1024 X 768), laserdisc and microphone, and a cocktail lounge for up to 60 people completes the conferencing picture.

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