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    Radisson brand to debut first property in South Africa

    Radisson Hotel Group has signed its first ‘Radisson branded’ hotel property in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit

    Slated to open as early as 2022, Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit will be the first ‘Radisson branded’ hotel to arrive in South Africa. 

    The brand Radisson will become Radisson Hotel Group’s fourth brand and 13th hotel to open in the area and will take the group’s portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and under development.

    The new 138-key hotel will comprise of rooms and suites, coupled with Radisson’s Scandinavian-inspired hospitality and unique brand features. Guests will be able to indulge in local and international cuisine at the all-day dining restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the bar and coffee lounge overlooking the infinite and tranquil landscape as well as the pool bar and traditional lapa, with the majestic Drakensberg as a backdrop. 

    “We are thrilled to introduce the Radisson brand to South Africa with our first safari-inspired hotel in the country,” said Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group. “The hotel will be the perfect complement for our other hotels in South Africa.”

    Gerrit Jan van der Grijn, CEO of the Lowland Group, developer and owner of the hotel, added: “It is an honour to be partnering with the Radisson Hotel Group to introduce the Radisson brand to South Africa and welcome the first safari-style hotel to the Group’s African portfolio. The hotel will most certainly uplift the area with the credibility that the Radisson Hotel Group brings as the first international hotel brand in the region. We look forward to a flourishing and long-standing partnership with the Group and together opening the doors in 2022.” 

    With the rise of blesuire travellers, the hotel will also boast an expansive meeting and events area, which will include contemporary and versatile venues, from a conference centre to various meeting and board rooms which lead onto a spacious pre-function area and a business centre.

    Main image credit: Radisson/Radisson Hotel Group

    Hamish Kilburn / 07.02.2020

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