• There’s always something magical about the festive season… The holidays, the food, the people… This festive season, we’re celebrating the staycation and enjoying what the Sandton-doorstep has to offer – the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton.

    If you are staying local this festive season, stay at The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton with 5-star accommodation at its best, and fantastic views of the Sandton- and Jozi-skyline. Not only is the hotel within walking distance of the Gautrain station, but it also offers a complimentary shuttle to the Sandton City Mall.

    Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Pool

    The large rooms boasts with warm and modern interior, and each room has a spectacular view of our beautiful city (you will also find a mini bar, and free, high-speed wifi in each room). For some real summer relaxation, take a dip in the pool, or enjoy a drink and a snack at the bar in the lobby.  For the gym junkies, pump some iron at the Planet Fitness Platinum Gym on the 10th floor, or take a breather in the steam room. Conveniently located within Sandton, guests can also enjoy the best nightlife the city has to offer!

    The full Super Breakfast Buffet at the on-site Vivace restaurant is not to be missed either. Vivace offers fine-dining with spectacular views of the city – as you can tell, we’re pretty much obsessed with the beautiful views!

    Vivace Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

    This Christmas Eve, take the whole family to indulge in the carefully curated 3-course Christmas Eve Dinner Menu at Vivace. We enjoyed a taste of the menu and trust us when we say that your taste buds will never be the same again.

    The starter of locally smoked salmon with compressed cucumber, saffron cumin jelly, cauliflower puree and parsley dust is the epitome of a South African Christmas. The presentation is sophisticated and the dish bursts with flavour-combinations that just work together to create the perfect flavour explosion in your mouth!

    A granadilla sorbet is offered as a pallet cleanser, to prepare you for the taste-sensation that is the main course.

    Turducken is served the Vivace way with a turkey, duck and chicken roulade, Brussel sprout puree, fragrant savoury rice, smoked turkey bacon and sage crumble, sweet potato straws and an orange and cardamom jus to finish off the plate.

    Dessert, an artwork in itself, is a chocolate and hazelnut cake, chocolate meringue, hazelnut mousse, orange chip and cherry gel – a festive feast of the senses!

    Festive flavours have never looked (and tasted) this good! It’s best you book soon though, because seats are limited. The cost for this festive feast is R550 per person and includes a bottle of house wine and bottled water per table of two.

    Vivace Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Vivace Christmas Eve menu

    And lastly, whilst you have the whole family around, and are enjoying the festive offerings at the Radisson Blue Hotel Sandton, why don’t you book yourself a room and allow the relaxation to continue?

    Don’t feel left out just because you are staying local this festive season! Celebrate your staycation with a vacation (or just a weekend away) at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com