Halloween ain’t ever felt so good

2009-11-07 14:07

I SPENT Halloween ensconced in the sinfully opulent InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers Penthouse.
The hotel had organised a glamorous party to celebrate the popular American holiday.

Since I was spending the night there, I couldn’t wait to see where I would be sleeping. It turned out to be a R14 000 a night penthouse suite located on two floors.

The lower part has a guest bathroom with wheelchair access, a kitchenette, a dining room that seats eight to 10 guests and a lounge with sweeping double storey windows. I stood for about 15 minutes, chilled Chardonnay in hand, staring at the ­unobstructed view of Joburg’s glittering city lights.

The lounge features state-of-the- art finishes and elegantly designed gadgets like an LCD screen with 70 channels, Bose Sound Dock with free internet wi-fi connection, a large work station and a DVD player where I played my favourite slow jams compilation ­album. Pure bliss!

Business execs can entertain their clients in private and conduct a mini-conference in the suite.

I believe there’s no such thing as “spoiled rotten”.

There are even in-house chefs ready at your command to satisfy your tastebuds, whatever the ­occasion.

The delicious seafood dinner was prepared by talented celebrity chef Nicky Gibbs, who, I have on good authority, will be joining another hotel soon.

If you prefer spirits, a fully stocked bar is ­available with beverages presented in elegant ­decanters with cut crystal glasses.
My favourite place in the suite is the upper floor where the bedroom and bathroom are situated. The bedroom is painted a soothing blue with elegant furniture.

For a clothes-horse like me, there is a walk-in closet and a ­bathroom finished in granite and silver with a gigantic round-shaped jacuzzi-type bath. I wasted no time jumping into the bath as soon as I had adjusted the comfort level of the bed.

The shower stall is ­conveniently large enough to fit more than one person. More perks include access to two private lounges, snacks and a complimentary breakfast – a divine spread of which I took full ­advantage.

I was so comfortable I managed to fool myself I was home.

)One lucky reader stands a chance to win a two-night stay at one of ­InterContinental Sandton Towers Club deluxe suites valued at R7 500 a night. The prize includes access to the same perks as the penthouse suites.

SMS CP/Inter/name & surname to 35591 or register on www.citypressclub.mobi from your cell phone for more chances to win.
For bookings call 011 780 5555 or emailjoburg@icsandtontowers.com

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