Author: Tim Cordon
Senior Area Vice President, Middle East & Africa
Radison Hotel Group
3 November 2020
THE RADISSON HOTEL GROUP LAUNCHES TWELFTH HOTEL IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Radisson Hotel Group has debuted its fourth brand in South Africa, the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo. The new edition further strengthens the group’s presence in one of its key African markets, bringing the company’s South African portfolio to sixteen hotels in operation and under development.
Located in an exclusive private location in Bredell and tucked away from city life, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo offers an array of exclusive facilities and services for business and leisure guests. A short ten-minute drive away from O.R. Tambo International Airport, the hotel is conveniently situated close to a range of activities and attractions including the nearby shopping malls, local coffee shops and restaurants and Kempton Park Golf Course.
“We are delighted to introduce our fourth brand, the fast-growing upscale, Radisson, to South Africa and open the doors of our twelfth hotel in the country” comments Tim Cordon, Senior Area Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group.
“South Africa continues to be a key market for us with a robust pipeline of hotels scheduled to open within the next 24 months. Along with our first convention centre in the country and second in Africa, we believe the new Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo is the perfect showcase to introduce the Scandinavian-inspired Radisson brand to South Africa.”
The full-service hotel features 248 contemporary, spacious, and stylish hotel rooms with natural colours and furnishings blending seamlessly to create balanced energy. Guests can stay connected with free highspeed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and the convention centre.
The hotel boasts multiple on-site dining options and guests can try fresh and seasonal dishes with an authentic African feel while basking in serene pool views at the all-day-dining restaurant, The Avenue. Alternatively, guests can experience exclusive fine dining at the premium Level Seven restaurant which is located on the top floor.
For a more laid-back experience, the Peacock Lounge offers an array of popular comfort foods, delectable sharing platters, and freshly baked cakes. Enjoy a refreshing drink and visual art feast at the Mural Bar or kickback with cocktails at the 3rd & 6th Bar, situated between the pool and lobby. With an extensive and impressive selection of premium teas and coffees, the Deli Café is open 24 hours a day, always ready to serve energy-fuelling drinks from smoothies and milkshakes to flavoured waters and health shots as well as on-the-go nutritious and healthy treats.
The Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo is the ideal venue for business conferences, private functions, and weddings. Spacious and flexible, it has the capacity for up to 1,260 guests in the main hall as well as six breakaway rooms, various smaller conference venues, translation booths, lounges, board rooms, and a restaurant. The hotel’s picturesque gardens provide the ideal setting for outdoor parties and wedding photoshoots.
Further promoting the balance of health and relaxation, the hotel offers key wellness amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, two outdoor heated pools and an Amani Spa Centre, the largest freestanding spa of its kind in Johannesburg, featuring a Salt Room and four private treatment areas.
Rob Van der Velden, General Manager, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo comments, “My passionate team and I look forward to welcoming guests to the first Radisson hotel in South Africa and introducing another highly success Radisson Hotel Group brand to the market. The Radisson brand inspires the art of being in the moment, a key lesson we’ve learnt and have come to truly appreciate over the past couple of months. We look forward to providing our guests with endless memorable moments.”
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