Emperors Palace launches trendy new rooftop venue

Monday, October 21, 2019

Johannesburg’s elite will soon be flocking to the newly-refurbished Olympus Sky Bar at the Peermont Metcourt hotel at Emperors Palace. The rooftop venue boasts panoramic views of the city, a fully-equipped bar and exclusive entry, while being conveniently located next to OR Tambo International Airport.

“The Olympus Sky Bar is an exciting new entertainment offering in the heart of Johannesburg, and provides a premium nightlife experience for the city’s socialites,” says Clive Tavener, Emperors Palace General Manager. “Whether it’s sundowners with friends and colleagues after a long day at work or a private function that needs to be fun, unique and memorable, the Olympus Sky Bar is the ultimate destination.”

The Olympus Sky Bar offers a tapas-style menu that includes a fabulous selection of grilled satay skewers, meze boards and other light meals, while private function clients and groups can choose from a selection of set menus. Guests can choose from a sophisticated selection of premium spirits, wines and the finest local and imported beers, as well as a range of designer cocktails whipped up by expert mixologists.

For private functions, the venue can accommodate up to 120 guests, making it an ideal destination for everything from birthday parties and corporate launches to year-end functions and everything in between. Venue hire rates include exclusive use of the rooftop venue, as well as access to Emperors Palace’s food and beverage services, complete with hostesses, bartenders and cocktail staff included in the package. Entertainment, including DJs, music artists and bands can be arranged for group bookings, functions and events at an additional fee.

“Much like its namesake, the Olympus Sky Bar makes you feel like you’re on top of the world,” says Tavener. “The space invites guests to escape the hustle and bustle, and to enjoy the city from a unique vantage point, and we are thrilled to roll out the red carpet to local socialites, trendsetters, businesspeople and those looking to take some time out.”

The venue can be accessed by taking the lift up to the rooftop, a short walking distance from the Peermont Metcourt hotel foyer. An entry fee of R150 applies (excluding functions), which includes an opening special drinks voucher to the value of R50. Controlled venue access means guests enjoy a premium experience, complete with designer drinks, a night of lounging around on comfy couches, soaking up incredible views, and enjoying great entertainment provided by DJs on the decks, or live music. If the weather turns, there are covered areas and umbrellas that will provide shelter from the elements.

The Olympus Sky Bar will be open to the public from Fridays to Sundays, the day prior to a public holiday and on public holidays. The venue will also be available for events and functions bookings on certain weekdays. To book an event, call 011 928 1103 or email

Guests can easily turn their visit into an overnight stay at the contemporary three-star Peermont Metcourt hotel, by taking advantage of an array of affordable accommodation packages. For bookings contact Peermont Central Reservations on 011 928 1928 or email


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