Rezidor announces two new South African hotels: the Radisson Blu Safari Resort Kruger Park and the Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore.
The Radisson Blu Safari Resort Kruger Park is scheduled to welcome its first guests in Q2 2013. It will be located within the southern border of the Kruger National Park, along the famous Crocodile River 10 kilometres from the Malelane Gate. Besides 104 rooms and 16 suites with private terraces, the resort will offer an all day dining restaurant, a typical “Boma” (an outdoor dining and entertainment area), a cigar bar, pool bar and terrace. For guests combining business and leisure, the Radisson Blu will have five conference rooms as well as two swimming pools, a spa and wellness centre, a gym, game viewing Crocodile River decks, a kids club and an environmental awareness centre.
Guests of the Radisson Blu Kruger Park Safari Resort will also be able to enjoy game viewing, with Safaris departing daily from the hotel to the main game viewing areas of the park. Kruger covers an area of almost 20,000 square kilometres and includes three different eco-zones (savannah, thornveld and woodland). It has more than 1,900 species of plants and 147 animal species.
“This hotel will be the first internationally branded hotel within Kruger, and will clearly strengthen the Radisson Blu brand in South Africa”, said Rezidor’s President & CEO Kurt Ritter on the occasion of the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) in Johannesburg. “At the same time, it adds a new segment to our successful Radisson Blu portfolio: we manage city and business hotels, airport properties, beach and ski resorts, and are delighted to now announce our very first safari resort.”
The Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore
The Rezidor Hotel Group also announces today the 120-room Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2011.
Park Inn by Radisson is Rezidor’s young and dynamic mid market brand – “and we are excited to bring it to Cape Town now on the back of the Sandton property which opened in Johannesburg earlier this year,” said Andrew McLachlan, Rezidor’s South African based vice-president for Business Development for Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
The new hotel – the conversion of an existing office building – will be situated on Heerengracht Street in the Foreshore precinct of Cape Town’s central business district, with excellent accessibility to key locations such as South Africa’s number one tourist drawcard, the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, and the Cape Town International Convention Centre which is less 250 meters from the hotel. Cape Town’s international airport can be reached conveniently in 20 minutes.
With 120 modern and colourful rooms, the Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore will feature the signature grill restaurant “RBG Restaurant & Bar”, a gym, a business centre, two rooftop conference rooms, four small breakaway rooms, an impressive rooftop terrace, bar and swimming pool providing spectacular views from Table Mountain across the Helderberg Mountain Range to Cape Town Harbour.
Park Inn by Radisson is Rezidor’s fastest growing brand. Launched in early 2003 only, Park Inn today features a portfolio of over 140 hotels across 26 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.