The new and luxurious THE IVY Villa Hotel & Spa opened its doors on 1 August 2019, nestled in Strathavon, a quiet and exclusive suburb in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.
The epitome of elegance, style and attention to detail, THE IVY Villa Hotel & Spa is a nature-inspired sanctuary that offers the peace and tranquillity of a secluded bush-lodge escape, within quick and easy reach of Africa’s most cosmopolitan business, shopping and restaurant destinations.
THE IVY is a unique urban escape with its spacious superior suites, lavish villas and specialised lifestyle services offering all the attentive comforts essential for a city getaway, an executive gathering, or a special celebration.
“The hotel’s premium rooms and personalised services, along with its magnificent award-winning Camelot Spa, ensure that guests’ every need is attended to,” explains hotel general manager, Lindsay Wright.
“Our attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the hotel, from our elegant uniforms designed by South Africa’s design darling and influencer Gert-Johan Coetzee, to our guest relations team that’s always on hand to transform special occasions into extraordinary celebrations,” she says.
From guests’ arrival to departure, THE IVY’s team of butlers offers unmatched service, welcoming visitors on arrival and then processing check-in while guests enjoy complimentary refreshments in a private check-in lounge.
“Our butlers have worked across the world and have been trained to offer the most remarkable service, and support guests in myriad ways including unpacking luggage, personal shopping services, arranging a private chef experience in our villas, introducing a cognac and cigar service, or offering wine pairing recommendations,” Wright explains. “They are reachable 24/7 via WhatsApp, and work closely with our exceptional concierge team to ensure that no stone is left unturned in creating a truly luxe experience for our guests.”
THE IVY is home to Johanneburg’s only Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar, with the chef patron curating exceptional seasonal menus influenced by Asian and Cape Malay themes for breakfast, lunch and supper. The expansive patio in front of the main reception area is the perfect idyll for sundowners or celebratory cocktails, with the hotel’s resident mixologist rising to any challenge. For a more intimate experience, (also open to the public) guests can ‘pick their poison’ from the exclusive cognac, champagne and cigar lounge called Poison Ivy.
Guests can rejuvenate at the intimate Camelot Spa sanctuary, with its quiet ambiance and calming atmosphere set against the backdrop of lush gardens and the relaxing sound of water falling.
THE IVY is one of Johannesburg’s few pet-friendly hotels, with its gentle and serene Great Danes, Duke and Gigi, regularly on hand. Furry guests are greeted with their own welcome package on arrival, including pet bedding, treats, and a walking map. Pet-sitters can be arranged too – and service animals are always welcomed at no extra charge.
With an established conference venue on the property and its proximity to the heartbeat of the African business world, THE IVY Hotel & Spa is the ultimate luxurious location for business and leisure travellers alike, unmatched in its comprehensive lifestyle offering.