Southern Sun Hyde Park
The Southern Sun Hyde Park, opened at the end of September 2009 and is the only hotel in the upmarket Hyde Park Shopping Centre. This shopping centre is home to some exceptional restaurants (Santorini and Willoughby & co – see Eat) and shops (Samsonite, L’Occitane, Max Mara – see Shop). The 132 stylish contemporary rooms offer panoramic views of the Sandton skyline. Although, the highlight is the roof top pool deck with an infinity pool and views stretching out over the northern suburbs and, of course, a pool bar for those in need of sundowners. There’s even a gym up top for those who want a work out with a view, perfect for those with a slight deistic/narcissistic complex. The elegant Bice restaurant serves up equally elegant Italian cooking and the Daruma Sushi and Tempura bar does what it says on the tin.