The property is over 20 years old and was one of the first luxurious hotels in Johannesburg. It became known as the Red Carpet Hotel by taxi drivers who identified it because of the luxurious red carpet at the entrance. To this day, the hotel continues to use this acknowledgement as its slogan. The year 2007 saw a refurbishment to the rooms and lobby as well as the inclusion of a beautiful new spa. This city hotel is ideal for business travellers and holidaymakers alike and comprises 157 single rooms, 140 double rooms, 2 disability friendly rooms and 35 apartments. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom and lift access. It also offers a cafe, a newspaper stand, a bar, a restaurant, conference facilities and Internet access. Guests may take advantage of the room and laundry services and there is parking and a covered garage for those arriving by car.The hotel has a 24-hour concierge service.Offering breathtaking views of Sandton, the modern rooms are newly refurbished and catered to every need of the discerning business traveller, including complimentary Internet access. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer as well as a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio and a stereo system. They are also equipped with a minibar/fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, a king-size bed, individually adjustable air conditioning and a safe.
Guests arriving by car should follow the M1 South to Johannesburg and take the Grayston Drive exit. At the traffic-lights turn right over the bridge and past the traffic-lights, keeping to the extreme left lane. Turn into Katherine Street and keep to the right lane. Turn right into 5th Street (look for signs to Sandton City), go straight over 2 traffic lights and the hotel is on the left.