Hotel Review

Sandton's new Ivy Villa Hotel & Spa is set to smoke the competition

The Ivy is taking on Joburg's big high-end hotels, with butlers, fine dining, a cigar bar, and an urban sanctuary vibe - at a much more affordable price

25 August 2019 - 00:00 By Elizabeth Sleith

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

There's a man in a black suit, with the cord of an ear-piece coiling behind his neck. Bodyguard vibes, standing in front of a short bridge. Just next to him, a wistful figure with rusted hair seems to be coming unravelled in the wind. The Burning Man says nothing - it is a sculpture after all. But The Bodyguard takes my name and waves me on...

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