Delivering resort living to the most discerning residents and travellers alike, providing a lifestyle destination to those who want to extract only the best Johannesburg has to offer.

The Houghton Hotel, designed by Boogertman + Partners architects, with the interiors by DSGN, showcases the best of South African luxury design, with bespoke furniture, art and a level of attention to detail on par with the best hotels in the world. The unique construction and design provide for ultimate privacy and convenience, whilst the service gives you the feeling of being amongst friends and family.

At the Houghton Hotel we provide a unique and personalised offering, with a passion for genuine hospitality that is deeply rooted within our cultural identity. An exceptional lifestyle resort that offers a 5-star deluxe experience. The Houghton Hotel also features 4 swimming pools, the main outside pool called the Pebble pool available for both adults & children to enjoy, an outside adults only pool, an indoor heated pool as well as the Spa heated pool which is allocated for spa guests only.

Accommodation is made up of 44 King Suites which are designed for ultimate comfort and luxury living, measuring 48m². Each suite has floor to ceiling windows with views over either the esteemed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course or has magnificent city views. Each suite has King sized beds, a flat screen TV, mini bar, laptop sized safe, Nespresso machine, climate control air conditioning, full en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and marble walk-in rainfall shower. The 10 Executive King Suites have the same features however the Executive King and 2 Junior Suites offer a more spacious living area. For guests looking for definitive extravagance, 4 lavishly designed Presidential Suites offer 120m² of ultimate luxury combined with impressive views over the piazza and parkland. Bespoke open-plan living spaces accommodate a separate lounge and in-suite dining area. Elevated style meets high design with 6 Penthouse Suites, each boasting private pools and jacuzzi’s with whimsical city-scape and golf-course views. The opulent Rockstar Penthouse at 830m² with four remarkable bedrooms, private jacuzzi and swimming pool, steam room, fire-pit and bar – the ultimate venue for lavish rendezvous.


  • Rooms – 44 King Suites, 10 Executive King Suites, 2 Junior Suites, 4 Presidential Suites, 5 Luxury Penthouses, 1 Iconic Penthouse, 1 Rockstar Penthouse, 1 Guide Room
  • Child Policy – All ages accepted
  • Spa – Yes
  • Malaria Area – No
  • Conference – Yes
  • Big 5 Area – No
  • Location – Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Drive Time – 20 minutes drive from OR Tambo International Airport


The Venue

The Venue offers a sophisticated 500 delegate conference and banqueting events venue, filled with sensational ambiance, unrivalled service and exquisite taste sensations. The Venue is renowned for its unique blend of versatility and superbly personalised service offering bespoke solutions to turn your imagination into an impressive occasion. The outdoor pre-assembly area looks out over the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, making The Venue a perfect location for corporate functions and celebratory events.

Séjour Restaurant

An elegant and cultured space, with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that makes one feel right at home. Marble table tops and bespoke furniture don the room, fashioning an elegant and graceful dining experience for any occasion. Séjour offers a stylish a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, with an extensive wine list ensuring the perfect accompaniment to every meal. The menu features bold local flavours as well as tastes for the exotic; showcasing international cuisine, classic and new style sushi. Locally sourced and seasonal ingredients feature prominently on the menu, which focuses on highlighting and emphasising fresh produce. In addition to the extensive menu offering Séjour provides numerous vegan and vegetarian menu items.

Four private dining rooms at Séjour provide a unique and exciting experience where our culinary team can prepare a tantalising food journey to satisfy any craving. Ideal for intimate parties, corporates or rehearsal dinners. The four private rooms accommodate groups between 6 and 12 people, offering exclusivity and luxury.

The Chef’s Kitchen – The ultimate setting for a private master-class. An intimate venue for friends to learn new tricks and techniques with its private kitchen.

The Wine Cellar – This dining area is surrounded by carefully selected wines, in climate-controlled cellars. The idyllic setting for the wine aficionado.

The Whiskey Lounge – After a carefully choreographed meal, enjoy a wee dram in your private lounge overlooking the 7th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

The Houghton Private Dining – A definitive private dining experience with a view of Séjour Restaurant.

Astra Lounge

The Astra Lounge features an impressive selection of local and international wine and spirits with expertly fashioned cocktails that command attention. The Astra Lounge offers a unique and vibrant setting, making it the ideal place for casual gatherings and celebrations. The Astra Lounge serves a limited menu consisting of bar snacks, small plates, sharing boards and classic sushi. Relax and enjoy a glass of golden prosecco while watching the sun set over the horizon.

Nova Bistro

Nova Bistro is an international deli serving casual a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s the perfect location for business meetings and friendly catch-ups. The menu offers a variety of tapas plates, hearty pastas, salads, and sharing boards. The signature deli counter proudly serves gourmet sandwiches on freshly baked bread. Pastries, cakes, and confectionaries are made daily to be enjoyed with a velvety cappuccino prepared with our state-of-the-art coffee machine.  The deli also showcases an extensive retail offering including imported wines, pasta, preserves, and dried goods. In addition Nova Deli stocks an array of grab-and-go meals that range from traditional pasta and sandwiches to fresh sushi, ensuring that our patrons never go hungry.

FitBar Gym

FitBar is a new and exclusive gym that not only focuses on fitness but on achieving a holistic, healthy lifestyle.

Our aim is to offer our members a health and fitness facility at the Houghton Hotel that offers premium services. Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we are committed to inspiring and assisting our members in achieving and sustaining their health and fitness goals.

We have a comprehensive list of services and amenities that include the best personal trainers in the business, a beautiful indoor pool and a host of exciting classes like HIIT and spinning. Unique to the gym is Skills Athletic, a group performance training programme that brings your inner athlete to light and pushes your body’S limits’.

The Houghton Hotel Spa & Wellness

The Houghton Hotel Spa & Wellness boasts its new state-of-the-art facility, with an exclusive Couple’s Suite with a private jacuzzi, wooden deck and outdoor shower, 8 multi-functional Spa treatment suites, a Grand Rasul, a nail boutique and hair salon, indoor dining as well as relaxation area, a spectacular indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor relaxation with an exquisite natural cool and heated infinity pool.