Address: 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton (Gauteng), Johannesburg 2146, South Africa
Johannesburg’s upscale Sandton neighborhood is the city’s business center where many major international companies house their headquarters. Its heart is Nelson Mandela Square with its large, nearly 20-foot sculpture of the country’s first democratically elected president. The Michelangelo, a retreat in the square’s bustle, overlooks this leafy enclave. The Renaissance-style hotel is venerated for its easy access to the neighborhood’s shopping, dining and entertainment, many located in the adjacent square. Guests can take advantage of a fitness center with personal trainers, a sauna and heated indoor pool. The spa is acclaimed, especially for its grass-covered sundeck. Expert but unobtrusive service has long made the hotel a leading choice for travelers.