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 like watching the x-rated version of Bambi. 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 Whitely Street, 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!

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  • Suite
  • Universal Access
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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:

    • 1 drink voucher per GUEST
    • 20% Meal discount voucher
    • Complimentary parking
    • 500MB complimentary Wi-Fi



    The Location

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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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    • Funky New Shake - Melrose

      Funky New Shake - Melrose

      This summer we decided to shake things up and asked our fans what new quirky milkshake flavour they’d like to see on our menu. You asked for it, we made it! Swing by to savour our irresistible new Salted Caramel Popcorn milkshake.

      New Exciting Milkshake Flavours Launching Monthly!
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    • Eggspert



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      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 Jason Scott’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

      New Exciting Burgers Launching Monthly!
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    • Famous Milkshakes

      Famous Milkshakes

      Click here for our MILKSHAKE OF THE MONTH

      ​At both hotels, 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 • Give Me a Nosh • Hot Ice • Life is Just Peachy • Lindt-o-Licious • Vanilla Ice 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 so typically Jozi, Tequilish 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.

      Click here to view our MILKSHAKE MENU

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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. We will be showcasing a variety of comedians every month.

      Click here to view the line-up.

      Where: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch

      When: 6 March 2015 at 8pm

      Cost: R100 per person

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    • Taste Evenings

      Taste Evenings


      Come experience our Taste Evenings in the Lobby Lounge at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch, on selected Wednesday evenings.
      Our Whiskey Tastings occur on a selected Wednesday each month, with a whiskey brand house on offer.


      The taste evenings started on 30 October 2014 from 7pm until 9pm. Snacks and Canapés are served to a maximum of 35 GUESTS. Please RSVP with our reception.


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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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    • 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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    Weekend PriceBreaker

    ​Rate includes standard room accommodation.

    Single rate R1300. Minimum 2 nights stay. Valid Friday to Sunday. Valid: 2014/10/01 - 2015/03/31
    R 650 per person sharing
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    Long Weekends

    Rate includes standard room accommodation.

    Single Rate R990. Minimum 2 nights stay. Valid Fridays- Sundays. Valid Dates: 24-27 April / 30 April-3 May / 12-16 June / 7-10 August / 24-27 September 2015 Valid: 2015/04/01 - 2015/09/30
    R 495 per person sharing
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