InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

Pic: My InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers Club Floor Room

Pic: My InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers Club Floor Room
Pic: IC Sandton Towers – Complimentary Club Lounge Breakfast
On May 20, I had the pleasure to be one of the first passengers flying the brand new Lufthansa Airbus 380-800 ‘Wien’.  I left Brussels on Friday night and returned on Monday morning May 22, just in time for work. 🙂  As I spent two nights on the plane, I only had to book one Priority Club reward night in Johannesburg.  Originally I had booked the InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport, but one of my Couchsurfing friends convinced me to rebook (Priority Club reward nights can be canceled without penalty) at the InterContinental Sandton Towers.  Glad I did, as I had an awesome weekend in sunny downtown Johannesburg.  On arrival at O.R. Tambo Airport, I took the Gautrain to Sandton.  The airport and train felt very safe, every wagon had its dedicated security guard.  The InterContinental Sandton Towers transfer service from Sandton Gautrain station to the hotel turned out to be a laughable 500m ride…at least I arrived in style.  Upon arrival I was directed to the 27th floor for the executive check-in desk.  Early check-in (10am) was not an issue and I received a nice upgrade to a Club Floor room with Club Lounge access.  A nice gift from the hotel, as they are not obliged to give upgrades or lounge access on reward stays.  I didn’t spend much time in the hotel, but enjoyed lovely complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening drinks in the Club Lounge. Above all, I had a good night of sleep in between two nights on the A380!
Details Priority Club Reward booking:
When: May 21, 2011
Redeemed points for Reward Night: 30,000 (value $180)
Lowest rate found for May 21, 2011: +- 275 euro

3 Comments on “InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

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  2. You are starting to have an awesome collection of hotel interiors. Maybe you should consider publishing a book with it too. Or at least, sell the photos to the hotel owners, they look great!

  3. Pingback: IC Johannesburg Sandton Towers - FlyerTalk Forums

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