Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch

W ith the magnetism of a young Brando, Marilyn’s famous allure and Holly Golightly’s eccentricity, this is one hotel where anything glamorous goes.

Smack-dab in the middle of Joburg, the Protea Fire & Ice! is located in the hot lifestyle precinct of Melrose Arch. It’s thinking of the moment, not the consequences. Just as fire and ice are a singular combination, the dash of silver screen heroes and heroines, luxury-inspired decor and the exciting backdrop of Johannesburg combine to offer a truly unique experience. We offer friendly and bespoke service, an extremely quirky character, a fabulous gourmet restaurant and a myriad of exciting things to keep you busy!

In fact, it would be a sin to leave without trying one of the decadent milkshakes the Melrose Arch Fire & Ice! is famous for. Oh, and another thing, you’d better fit in some celeb-spotting while you’re here at the foremost experiential hotel in Melrose Arch.



Not only is Melrose Arch the place to be seen, but also a place where corporate & leisure travellers get to work hard and play hard while in the company of Hollywood’s and Johannesburg’s most inspiring legends.


22 Whiteley Road, Melrose Arch Precinct, Johannesburg
T: +27 (0) 11 218 4000
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  • ​You are where you eat.

    Nobody can afford to be without class in Hollywood, so make sure you're seen dining out in our chic restaurant.

    We serve haute cuisine breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the limelight or backstage in the terrace area overlooking the pool, but our fame resounds in our succulent hamburgers and gourmet milkshakes.

    Try one of our gourmet milkshakes and succulent hamburgers which can be enjoyed in the restaurant, or outside in the relaxed poolside terrace area.

    The Bar serves speciality cocktails, in an energetic and lively setting.
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  • ​​It's like having a quiet drink, with your alter ego

    Whether you like it shaken, stirred, or upside down, our speciality cocktails can inspire any old diner waitress to transform into a centre stage starlet.

    Cocktails are served in an energetic and lively setting.
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  • ​​It's a healthy heartbeat, at 1000 bpm.

    Whether you're a buns-of-steel kinda guy or a full abdominal workout junkie, the hotel's fitness centre on the first floor offers equipment that begs you to break a sweat.

    The fitness room is open to all in-house GUESTS and offers basic gym equipment, ideal for a quick workout.

    The gym is open from 5:00 to 22:00 daily.

The Rooms

luxury rooms

197 Luxury Rooms, anything goes. Our rooms are nothing short of fabulous with luxurious furnishings, in-room showers and beds that will swallow you whole and spit you out relaxed and rested!

  • Standard
  • Suite
  • Universal Access
Several room types available
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​Spacious and tasteful, with patterns that were designed to excite. 98 Twin, 92 King rooms.

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​Think opulent furnishings, oversized chairs and a light and airy atmosphere. 3 Superior Suites.

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​Comfort and space are paramount features of this room. 4 Universal rooms.


Best Available Rate (BAR)

With our Best Available Rate you can stay on any date, for as many nights as you want and still enjoy all the flexibility you need. Plus, our best value-added extras are included too!

    For GUESTS booking on the hotel's Best Available Rate, you will receive the following:

  • 500MB Free Wi-Fi per room, per day
  • 1 drink voucher per GUEST
  • 20% Meal discount voucher
  • Complimentary parking


The Location

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  • Milkshake Madness

    Milkshake Madness

    Keep it cool at our funky Warm Up sessions with an ice cold milkshake on the house. The first 100 people at our Warm Up Session on 24 July will get a delicious milkshake freebie.​

    DATE: 24 July 2015
    WHERE:Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch bar & lounge (first floor of hotel)

    For more info contact 27 (11) 218 4000 or email

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  • Take it Ch'easy Burger and Nutty Barista Shake - Coming this July

    Take it Ch'easy Burger and Nutty Barista Shake - Coming this July

    Are you ready for a brand new burger and shake sensation?

    Last month, we challenged the four members of quirky band Rubber Duc to create the best burger and shake combo.

    This July, it’s band member Sheldon’s turn to show off his delicious combo creation. Tuck into the juicy Take it Ch’easy burger featuring a 250g ground beef patty gratinated with cheese and crispy bacon cigars. Then satisfy your sweet tooth with the Nutty Barista milkshake, a mouth-watering mix of espresso ice cream folded in caramel icing, and sprinkled with hazelnuts. Mmmmm.

    Burger | R 125
    Milkshake | R 55

    Click here to view Sheldon's Take it Ch'easy burger and Nutty Barrister shake

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  • Jozi Comedy Night

    Jozi Comedy Night

    Join us for a night of fun and laughter at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch.

    Every month we will be showcasing a variety of comedians to keep you entertained.

    For more information or to book your seat, contact:

    Join us on 8 August 2015 at 8pm for our next session of #JoziComedy, Click here for more information

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  • High Societea

    High Societea

    Jozi peeps needn’t worry about being left out of the city’s coolest Sunday SocieTEA decadence because from 2pm Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch offers an afternoon feast.

    The ultra-chic urban hotel’s restaurant is the place to find the veritable banquet that includes scrumptious mini smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, chocolate pancakes stuffed with orange and mint syrup, cakes and cupcakes.

    There’s nothing like devilish decadence to wind down the weekend, and no better place to do it than surrounded by the beautiful peeps who embody Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! High SocieTEA.

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  • Warm Up Sessions

    Warm Up Sessions

    Expressing the inexpressible - DJ nights at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch!

    When? Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night
    From? Starts at 5pm - ends at 9pm
    Who? Felipe Diaz - better known as DJ Misterio (@DJMisterio) - with an occassional suprise DJ

    More? Follow us on Twitter (@FireandIceMA) to keep up to date with the weekly line up!


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  • Eggspert



    At Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, it’s also the tastiest!

    Specially trained in the art of all things breakfast, our talented Eggsperts provide an action-packed experience as they flip, fry, sizzle and scramble your eggs just the way you like it. Wake up every morning to an incredible breakfast unlike any other with our Eggspert celebrity chefs!

    From scrumptious omelettes and mouth-watering eggs benedict to to-die-for French toast and flapjacks, our amazing Eggsperts have fired up their frying pans, readied their egg flippers and are waiting for your order. Plus, for that extra healthy boost, we’ll only be using free-range eggs in all of our breakfasts from the 1st of April!

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  • Famous Burgers

    Famous Burgers

    "Outrageous" is synonymous with the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! brand. The hotel’s food offering is no different – stylish, innovative and exciting. Among other things, the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! is renowned for its gourmet burgers, with devoted diners having salivated over the range for years!

    There’s truly only one place to find South Africa’s best burgers and that’s at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! The hotel’s executive chef’s burgers are designed the way everything else is there - with a lot of fun, more than a little talent and a huge dollop of style.

    Click here for our BURGER MENU
    Click here for our BURGER SLIDER MENU
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  • Famous Milkshakes

    Famous Milkshakes

    ​At Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch, you will find an array of 'out of this world' milkshakes to choose from!

    Some of the shakes you will discover on the menu are: • Choc Rock Climber • Pumpkin Marshmallow • Aero Attack • Berry Buzz • Tick Tack Kit Kat • Hot Ice • Life is Just Peachy • Lindt-o-Licious • Ouma en Oupa and more!

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! is of course also famous, legendary even, for its range of naughty milkshakes. Swirls of creamy vanilla ice cream form the base for cheeky treats like Patronage with a shot of rich coffee Patron, while The Don is the godfather of all dom pedros, traditionally made with Kahlua.

    With a name that is adventurous itself, Tequila Mockingbird is a whole new way to experience everybody’s favourite shooter, and the Springbokkie, infused with peppermint liqueur, is about as South African as you can get. 

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  • Harlem Shake

    Harlem Shake

    Both hotels - Cape Town & Melrose Arch have added their own unique flavour to the Harlem Shake Trend 2013. Follow the link below to watch!

    Melrose Arch Harlem Shake


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Come for business, Stay for pleasure.

Getting down to business is a must in the fully-equipped business centre where we’ve specially created an energetic out-of-office vibe to heighten your creative senses. We offer three conference rooms and three meeting rooms with a cinema-style facility too. There’s no business like show business at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch.

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Special Offers

Weekend PriceBreaker

​Rate includes standard room accommodation and complimentary Milkshake voucher per guest to the value of R45.

Single rate R990. Minimum 2 nights stay. Valid Thursday to Sunday. Valid: 2015/04/01 - 2015/09/30
R 495 per person sharing
per night
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Long Weekends

Rate includes standard room accommodation.

Single Rate R990. No minimum nights stay required. Valid for Long Weekends. Dates: 12-16 June / 7-10 August / 24-27 September 2015 Valid: 2015/04/01 - 2015/09/30
R 495 per person sharing
per night
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