Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Radisson Hotel Group announces its 16th hotel in South Africa with the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg

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Radisson Hotel Group announces its 16th hotel in South Africa with the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg

Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel boosts the Group’s South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 10, 2021/ -- Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotelGroup.com) is proud to announce the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg as part of the Group’s ambitious expansion plan in South Africa. Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel boosts the Group’s South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development. It also places the Group firmly on track to reach its ambition of 150 hotels in operation and under development across Africa within the next five years.

Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa and Turkey of Radisson Hotel Group said: “South Africa remains a key focus market for us in Africa, and we are thrilled to announce our 16th hotel in the country following the opening of Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank last week. We are excited to further expand our presence across South Africa at a rapid rate as we continue on the road to recovery following the pandemic. Radisson Hotel Middelburg marks our third Radisson branded hotel in the country, reinforcing the brand’s presence and its strong potential in South Africa.”

The contemporary new-build, 150-room hotel will be located within walking distance of the town’s major shopping complex, the Middelburg Mall, home to over 140 stores, including all South Africa’s renowned retail brands, as well as an array of eateries and banking services. Middelburg is located just off the N4, one of South Africa’s national roads, giving the town access to many nearby towns and larger cities such as Emalahleni, Nelspruit, Pretoria, and Johannesburg. The town itself is less than two hours away from Johannesburg, while the hotel itself is located just 90 minutes from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, and just over a two hour drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.

Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa of Radisson Hotel Group said: “Our entry into Middelburg is a testament to Radisson Hotel Group’s development strategy in the country, in which we have identified key secondary and tertiary towns and cities that are displaying strong market dynamics, encouraging the the Group’s growth therein via conversion and new build opportunities. Radisson Hotel Middelburg will certainly assist in uplifting the town and support its drive to boost tourism as it is the only internationally branded hotel.”

Currently under construction and on schedule to open concurrently with the hotel is the large convention center, situated adjacent to the hotel. Complementing the convention center is the hotel’s own 2300m2 meetings and events area, comprising of a pre-function area and banquet hall as well as eight meeting rooms and board rooms.

Conveniently located within the hotel, the restaurant and bar as well as the lobby lounge and pool bar will offer guests a variety of wholesome cuisine and refreshing drinks. In addition, Radisson Hotel Middelburg will feature a fitness facility, swimming pool, and pool terrace to provide guests  with the ideal work/life balance, in true Radisson style.

Middelburg is a growing town situated in the cultural heartland of the Mpumalanga Province, located north of the Gauteng Province in South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. The town is a mining and manufacturing hub for Mpumalanga, home to Columbus Stainless Steel, South Africa and the continent’s only producer of stainless-steel flat products. Home to a variety of major companies, most of which relate to the mining industry, Mpumalanga is the country’s primary coal mining area, estimated to produce over 80% of its coal. Middelburg also serves as a stopover point for many travellers along the N4 and N11, linking Pretoria, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Mozambique, and Durban.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Radisson Hotel Group.

Business Development Contact: Ramsay Rankoussi
Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey
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About Radisson Hotel Group:
Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world's largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. The Group’s overarching brand promise is Every Moment Matters with a signature Yes I Can! service ethos.

The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

Radisson Rewards (https://bit.ly/3CzGWjB) is our global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners.

Radisson Meetings (https://bit.ly/3jD3Xtr) provides tailored solutions for any event or meeting, including hybrid solutions placing guests and their needs at the heart of its offer. Radisson Meetings is built around three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics and being uniquely 100% Carbon Neutral.

The health and safety of guests and team members remain a top priority for Radisson Hotel Group. All properties across the Group’s portfolio are subject to stringent health and safety requirements, as outlined in the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol (https://bit.ly/37vDqbN).

More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems. For more information, visit our corporate website (https://bit.ly/3xA4Sjc). Or connect with Radisson Hotels on: LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/3lWhmPM), Instagram (https://bit.ly/3ArFmyh), Twitter (https://bit.ly/3AuPHd2), Facebook (https://bit.ly/3lU9DSF), YouTube (https://bit.ly/37wt8s4).

About Radisson:
Radisson is an upscale hotel brand that offers Scandinavian inspired hospitality, which enables guests to focus on a work/life balance and find harmony in their travel experience. With nature-inspired design, and unexpected delights, Radisson inspires the art of being in the moment. Committed to building meaningful relationships with guests, Radisson has a Yes I Can! service attitude to ensure the satisfaction of every guest. Radisson hotels can be found in suburban and city settings, near airports and leisure destinations. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.

Radisson is part of Radisson Hotel Group, which also includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

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SOURCE: Radisson Hotel Group