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Travellers' Choice Award 2020

InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport is a proud recipient of the 2020 Travellers' Choice Award. TripAdvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor.

Fresh summer menu to delight travelling palates

Fresh summer menu to delight travelling palates at Quills InterContinental OR Tambo

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Fresh summer menu to delight travelling palates at Quills InterContinental OR Tambo

A fresh and extensive summer menu has been created by InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo’s executive chef, Yoshan Naidu and his team, for the popular Quills Restaurant – in line with changing consumer food trends and to suit the varied local and international travellers who visit the restaurant.

Chef Yoshan, who has been at the helm of the Quills kitchen for two years, says the new menu includes input from his chefs and front of house staff, and is a collaboration that the whole team is proud of.

He notes that a key inspiration for the menu is to deliver local tastes without overdoing it, incorporating an Asian fusion. “We’ve created wholesome food, featuring local produce and a fresh and simple approach to our dishes – this appeals to our guests who tend to be either having their last meal before leaving South Africa, or enjoying their first as they enter. They want a touch of local taste, but they don’t want to be overwhelmed.”

The Quills summer menu features some brand-new dishes and some tweaks on existing favourites. Starters include Textures of tomato, with roasted asparagus and soft poached egg; Smoked chicken breast tossed with bulgur wheat, salad ingredients and a mint and lime dressing; a modernised take on the Roasted spiced Mediterranean vegetable and couscous salad. Past winners on the starter salad include the Crocodile carpaccio with pickled peppadew salsa, a micro salad and a tomato, chilli jam; and the Poached prawn cocktail. A hot starter that made an enhanced comeback is Grilled peri peri chicken livers in a tomato and chilli concasse, with ujeqe steamed bread.

The Quills’ renowned risottos include Pea infused risotto, with pickled green tomatoes, a mint gremolata and goats cheese; and Mushroom and pulled-duck risotto with pickled and dried mushrooms, a gremolata and grana Padano.

New dishes in the main course menu include Dukka spiced slow-roasted lamb rump, with fondant potatoes, baby carrots, pea puree and chimichurri oil; Gnocchi all’arrabbiata with mint pesto, ricotta and parmesan shaving; Pepper crusted beef fillet with roasted onion, kohlrabi puree, and honey mustard green beans; 5 spice pork belly with a teriyaki marinated pork chop, Korean BBQ pulled pork, samp arancini, and vegetables; Pan fried ginger and chilli infused duck, with baby carrots, pulled duck croquette with a puree and duck and thyme jus; and Pan-seared seabass, with tomato and basil puree, tabbouleh and a chilli and aubergine puree.

New desserts include the fastest seller – Vegan mango and coconut panna cotta with a pistachio praline and fresh mango salsa – other new items, Roasted strawberry and rhubarb semifreddo with a berry micro salad and candied ginger shards; and Matcha panna cotta with salted dark chocolate mousse, candied cashew nuts and a berry micro salad; as well as a range of favourites.

Yoshan is proud of the restaurant’s wine selection from Tsogo Sun Hotels’ Collector’s Wines, which incorporate exceptional wines acquired from South Africa’s prestigious wine auctions, together with wines from the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which the group sponsors. He says the restaurant’s sommeliers and waiters are well schooled in understanding the value of pairing excellent wines with the different dishes on the menu, and add tremendous value to the dining experience.

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Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2019

InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport is a proud recipient of a 2019 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

Best Airport Hotel in Africa 2018

InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport has been voted the Best Airport Hotel in Africa in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018 in April.

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2018

InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is a proud recipient of a 2018 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

2017 Winner - World Luxury Hotel Awards

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport has been announced as the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner.

Loved By Guests Hall Of Fame

Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel Joins The Esteemed Hotels.Com Loved By Guests Hall Of Fame

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Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel Joins The Esteemed Hotels.Com Loved By Guests Hall Of Fame

Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel has just received the exciting news that it has been announced a 2017 Hotels.com Loved By Guests gold winner. Says Samantha Clingham, General Manager of the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel: “To determine who is worthy of joining this esteemed hotel booking service’s hall of fame, genuine reviews of actual guests who stayed at hotels during the year are screened and evaluated and only the most highly reviewed and highly satisfactory hotels are listed as winners.”

The award-winning InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel, is South Africa’s only luxury airport hotel that has become renowned for providing guests with a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience, right through from arrival to departure. The hotel is kitted out with all the ritzy conveniences and facilities that any discerning hotel guest’s heart can desire, including a heavenly spa and the fine dining Quills Restaurant that has been accoladed with the prestigious Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards.

The hotel has also become a business meeting and conference venue of choice, not only because of its outstanding facilities and service, but also because of its strategic location and easy access to the entire business hub of Gauteng through easy access to the high-speed Gautrain and an abundance of car hire and taxi services. 

Another major plus is the fact that Johannesburg, one of the most visited cities in the world, with all its art galleries, museums, world-class shopping experiences and historical attractions, is basically on the hotel’s doorstep. Not to mention that a repertoire of top South African game reserves and wildlife destinations are all just an easy transfer away.

“We are both honoured and humbled by this wonderful recognition from Hotels.com and would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to every guest who made this possible by writing a review after they visited us. You, our guests, are the true stars of our story and the centre of this hotel’s universe, concluded Samantha Clingam.

Certificate of Excellence 2017

InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport has been selected for the 2017 Certificate of Excellence award in the accommodation category.

Certificate of Excellence 2016

InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence for superior service.

Travellers' Choice Award 2016

Winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2016, in the Luxury Hotels category in the region, South Africa.

Best Hotel Service Provider

Feather Awards

Torchbearer Award

Torchbearer Award for the Africa Middle East and Asia region at the AMEA InterContinental Awards in Singapore.

April 2014 - InterContinental Hotel Awards

4th Consecutive Win

4th Consecutive Win for Tsogo Sun’s Hotel as the Best Airport Hotel in Africa!

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4th Consecutive Win for Tsogo Sun’s Hotel as the Best Airport Hotel in Africa!

Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport remains the Best Airport Hotel in Africa, says travellers who participated in the Skytrax 2014 World Airport Hotel Awards.

For the 4th consecutive year, the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport hotel is the proud recipient of the 2014 Skytrax award in the Best Airport Hotel for Africa category. The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry, voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey.

The survey and awards process is totally independent and guaranteed free of any airport influence or interference in final results. The results are based on 12,8 million customer nominations across 110 nationalities of air travellers, and included 410 airports worldwide.

The Airport Hotel Awards are based on guest surveys, which evaluate airport hotel standards including the overall experience at the hotel; access to and from the Airport to the hotel; service and friendliness of the staff; cleanliness; amenities and many more. A safe walk from the bustling terminal building, the sophisticated InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport hotel is a tranquil oasis for guests seeking a little respite from the frenetic world of travel.

Through its brand service standards the hotel ensures that guests always feel a sense of belonging whether they are staying overnight or for a few hours while in transit. “We are very honoured indeed to be, once again, recognised by our guests in this manner.

As the leading hotel group in Africa, it exemplifies our commitment to providing world-class accommodation across all market segments. We continue to revolutionise the hospitality industry with our innovative spirit, dynamic management and unequalled levels of service to both the local and international travellers, says Andrew Davidson, General Manager at InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport.

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Skytrax: Best Luxury Airport Hotel in Africa 2014

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Best Luxury Airport Hotel in Africa 2013

Skytrax World Airport Awards

World Luxury Hotel Awards

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Best Airport Hotel on the African Continent 2012

Hotel of the Year Award 2012

Southern Sun

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Best Luxury Airport Hotel in Africa 2012

Hotel of the Year Awards

Southern Sun Deluxe Hotel of the Year

Skytrax

Skytrax World Airports Award 2011

Hotel of the Year Award 2011

Southern Sun

Hotel of the Year Award 2010

Southern Sun

Hotel of the Year Award 2008

Southern Sun

Business of the Year

ENCOB Annual Business of the Year

Excellence Award

Managing Director’s Award 2006

Excellence Award

Managing Director’s Award 2005

InterContinental OR Tambo takes Best Airport Hotel in Africa award

Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental OR Tambo has been voted the Best Airport Hotel in Africa in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018.

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Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental OR Tambo has been voted the Best Airport Hotel in Africa in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards, which started in 1999, is based on an airport customer satisfaction survey, with the 2017-2018 survey achieving 13.73 million eligible entries. Says Skytrax, “The focus is to deliver a customer survey and airports awards process that is independent, impartial, and global. The survey and awards process is fully funded by Skytrax.”

The Airport Hotel Awards are based on guest surveys which assess standards that include overall experience at the hotel, access to/from airport to hotel, friendly and professional reception service, warmth and friendliness of hotel staff, treated as a valued customer, cleanliness of bedroom and bathroom, bedroom enabled a good night’s sleep, in-room amenities, leisure, fitness and spa facilities, quality of food, quality of restaurant staff service, value for money.

The Best Airport Hotel in Africa category saw two Cairo airport hotels coming in second and third, an Addis Ababa hotel coming in fourth, and a Cape Town hotel in fifth place. Six South African airports were among the 10 Best Airports in Africa 2018.

Ravi Nadasen, Tsogo Sun’s COO, hotels, says, “It’s great news when our efforts to deliver the best hotel experience beyond guests’ expectations is rewarded with a prestigious award. We’re proud of this achievement, and of all the other awards that InterContinental OR Tambo has been consistently achieving for many years, which are all strong evidence of the world-class standards we constantly strive to maintain.”

Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.