NH Sandton

NH Sandton Hotel Launch Marks Debut Of NH Hotels & Resorts Brand In Africa

The former Hilton Sandton has officially been rebranded to NH Sandton, bringing with it a new era for this hotel property in the heart of Sandton.


  • This is the latest addition to the Minor Hotels portfolio in Africa, as an international hotel owner, operator, and investor with more than 550 hotels in 56 countries.
  • The opening of NH Sandton aligns with Minor Hotels’ strategy to expand its global footprint and cater to travellers’ evolving preferences.
  • The launch also marks the debut of NH Hotels & Resorts on the continent.
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Earlier this year, The Sandton Times reported that the Hilton Sandton property would exit the Hilton portfolio from 1 July 2024 after 26 years gracing the Sandton skyline. On 3 July 2024, the future of this property was revealed following a partnership between The Cavaleros Group and Minor Hotels to bring the NH Collection brand to Sandton, aiming to set a new standard of luxury in the heart of South Africa’s richest square mile.


A strategic partnership between Minor Hotels and The Cavaleros Group, one of South Africa’s largest privately-owned property groups, facilitates this significant development. The launch was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hotel, led by Amir Golbarg, Minor Hotels’ Senior Vice President Operations – Middle East, Africa, and India, and Penny Cavaleros, Chief Executive Officer of The Cavaleros Group.


Initially operating as NH Sandton, the property will undergo an extensive refurbishment and subsequently be rebranded as NH Collection Sandton. Located in Sandton, the 329-key property offers a variety of guest room categories, including Standard, Deluxe, and Executive rooms, One Bedroom Suites, and the 145 sqm Presidential Suite.


Dining options at the hotel includes Tradewinds, which provides sophisticated dining with an international menu of a la carte and buffet dishes. Additionally, the property features two bars, an executive lounge, and 12 meeting and event spaces that can accommodate up to 750 delegates. The hotel also offers a gym and a large outdoor swimming pool to enhance the guest experience with wellness and leisure options.

The launch of NH Sandton marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the hotel, which has long been a cornerstone of the Sandton business district. We chose this particular hotel for its strategic location and rich heritage, and we are dedicated to delivering unparalleled hospitality that exceeds the expectations of our guests and contributes to the thriving tourism sector in South Africa.

// Minor Hotels’ Senior Vice President Operations – Middle East, Africa, and India, Amir Golbarg


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Minor Hotels’ Senior Vice President Operations – Middle East, Africa, and India, Amir Golbarg addressing guests at the official opening event in Sandton. Image: The Sandton Times

The rebranding of the hotel to NH Hotels & Resorts offers guests an exciting gateway to the GHA Discovery loyalty program. This program allows members to unlock exclusive benefits and rewards across nearly 230 NH hotels, and provides access to a broader world of over 800 hotels across 40 distinguished brands in 100 countries.


Looking ahead, NH Sandton plans to introduce new initiatives to enhance guest experiences and expand its market presence. This includes developing exclusive packages, curating local experiences, and continuing to invest in sustainable practices. The property’s transformation is designed to resonate with both local and international guests, offering a blend of comfort and modern sophistication.

South Africa is a vibrant and rapidly growing market with immense opportunities in the tourism sector. The debut of NH Sandton allows us to bring our world-class hospitality standards to this region, providing travellers with a premium experience that showcases the best of local culture and hotel accommodation.

// Regional Director of Operations & Development at Minor Hotels South Africa, Nico Vivier


NH Hotels & Resorts boasts a portfolio of over 230 properties in well-connected destinations across Europe and the Americas and is now expanding its footprint into other regions.


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