Radisson announces 14th hotel in Africa

Radisson Hotel Group announces its entry into its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. This opening brings the Group’s portfolio in one of its main African markets, South Africa, to fourteen hotels in operation and two under development.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is located on the east coast of bustling Durban, South Africa, in its wealthiest residential and entertainment centre, Umhlanga. The hotel has easy access to several popular beaches and is within walking distance of the three kilometer Umhlanga beach promenade. Durban has become a must-visit for local and international travelers due to its vast and enchanting landscapes and perfect year-round climate. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is close to the ICC Durban with direct access to the Oceans luxury shopping mall which stocks a variety of international brands and is just 5 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.

Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to make our debut in the welcoming city of Durban and solidify our presence in our fourth South African city. South Africa continues to be a key market for us on the continent and we are proud to celebrate our 14th hotel opening milestone with the entry into Durban as we open a flagship property of this caliber. With its prime location overlooking the ocean next to the exclusive Oceans Shopping Centre, this property will enhance Durban’s vibrant offering and we hope we will be warmly welcomed into the local community.

With mesmerizing ocean views and 206 elegant, well-appointed guest rooms ranging from deluxe suites, junior suites and rooms for business travelers, to accessible rooms and family rooms, this upscale hotel caters to all travelers with a variety of amenities, including an outdoor pool, children’s playground, executive business lounge, and fitness center.

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar on the 6th floor will serve North American-inspired open-flame cuisine and offer a variety of beers and beverages, craft cocktails and a curated collection of South African wines. Guests can head to the Coffee Lounge on the ground floor to enjoy freshly brewed coffee and homemade baguettes from the on-site bakery. The pool bar is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun while enjoying a selection of light snacks and refreshing cold drinks and taking in the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

Marius Earle, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga, said: “It is an honor to open and lead this flagship hotel. There is a lot of excitement and anticipation in the city about this world-class property and I am delighted to welcome guests to experience our personalized service and stylish spaces, as we aim to ensure that every moment matters to our guests and showcasing Durban hospitality at its best. ”

The meetings and events area includes eight elegant meeting and conference rooms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including video conferencing capabilities and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The ballroom seats 600 cinema-style and leads to a foyer with access to an outdoor terrace that can accommodate up to 340 people, perfect for any occasion large or small.

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