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Radisson Debuts Its Fourth Brand in South Africa

Radisson Hotel Group announces the debut of its fourth brand in South Africa, the upscale Radisson, with the opening of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo. This new addition further strengthens the group’s presence in one of its key African markets and brings the South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development.  

Located in an exclusive private location in Bredell tucked away from city life, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo offers a peaceful stay with an array of exclusive facilities and services to satisfy the needs of both business and leisure guests. The hotel is a short 10-minute drive away from

O.R. Tambo International Airport and 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, designed by Grimsdell & Kerr. 

Tim Cordon, Senior Area Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said, “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. 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.”

This upscale, full-service hotel features 248 contemporary, spacious, and stylish hotel rooms with all the home comforts. Natural colors and furnishings blend seamlessly to create balanced energy and enhance long-lasting, memorable experiences. Guests can stay connected with free highspeed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and convention centre.

The hotel boasts multiple on-site dining options for guests to choose from. 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 or enjoy exclusive fine-dining at the premium Level Seven restaurant, 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 and 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 said, “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.”

Radisson Hotel Group’s highest priority is the continued health, safety and security of its guests, team members, and business partners. In May 2020, the hotel group announced its Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol in collaboration with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Additionally, Radisson Hotel Group played a leading role in the development of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)’s ‘Safe Travels’ health and safety protocols and stamp to create consistency across the Travel and Tourism industry.

Iuliia Tore