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THE Maslow Hotel is Sun International’s new, modern hotel, providing an oasis setting within Johannesburg’s premium shopping area of Sandton. Following a R250 million (more than $23 million) refurbishment, The Maslow is great for a luxury shopping trip or to experience both the modern and the traditional South Africa, including guided visits to the Apartheid Museum and Soweto.

The Maslow offers The Wayferer Lounge – a transit lounge where guests can relax or take a shower before leaving - a complimentary shuttle service to visit the shopping malls and an in-house travel agency to organise ongoing travelling experiences at the last minute.

Designed by Graeme Holtshausen of Dakota Architecture & Interior Architecture and Drop Design, this hotel stands out from the crowd in that it is inspired by psychologist Abraham Maslow and his well-known Hierarchy of Needs theory. The hotel’s philosophy is compellingly simplistic and in tune with its oasis setting; the internal and external spaces flow together, whilst the porcelain tiled floors project a continuity of space. For a relaxing experience, The Maslow Hotel now features an Africology Spa for guests to relax and experience the bespoke Africology Hydrotherapy zone.  Experiences include the ice walkway, sauna, jacuzzi and Razul steam room, offering a unique body exfoliation treatment using mud and botanical scented steam in addition to cold water therapy or specific Africology treatments.