Member Profile : Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers

Situated between the shopping and business districts of Sandton, Rosebank and the Melrose Arch precinct, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers is perfectly located in vibrant Illovo. Within walking distance of Wanderers Stadium, it’s the ideal spot for cricket fans attending premier events in the Bullring.


Known for the fresh apples placed in guest rooms daily, visitors to the hotel can enjoy fine cuisine right on the property for those days when they don’t want to go out for a meal. The pool is the perfect place to relax at the end of a summer’s day and enjoy a cocktail, cooler weather draws guests inside to the 24-hour coffee bar. For those wanting to stay fit, the in-house gym is available to all guests.


Protea Hotel Wanderers offers 229 guest rooms in three categories. Rooms are comfortable, and décor is elegant. All rooms are en-suite with separate bath and shower, tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV, individually controlled air-conditioning and an electronic safe. A good night’s rest is assured with luxurious pillowtop mattresses. Each room also boasts an ergonomic work area and business travellers can take advantage of the free in-room WiFi to stay on top of work commitments. King Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas.


Dining options at the hotel include The Big Apple Restaurant for fine dining, a 24-hour room service option and a barbeque or picnic area. Breakfast is served daily, and guests can choose between a buffet, continental or full American breakfast. Additionally, there are a host of restaurants near the hotel and guests can choose to eat out or order in. There is a convenience store in the hotel to assist guests with necessities.


The hotel’s Fit Gym is open Monday to Sunday from 05h00 to 21h00. Guests can participate in complimentary fitness classes, work with a personal trainer or make use of the free weights and cardiovascular equipment for training.


Boasting four event rooms with a total event space of 2 217 square feet, Protea Hotel Wanderers can facilitate everything from gala events to large-scale outdoor events and company sport days (in conjunction with neighbouring Wanderers Club). Three executive boardrooms seat ten to 16 delegates each. Up to 100 delegates can be hosted in the Business Centre, situated just off the lobby, at any given time. An upscale business lounge and classic sports bar are also available.


Located just four minutes from the M1 Freeway, the hotel has easy access to OR Tambo International Airport. Guests could also make use of the Gautrain stations in both Rosebank and Sandton.