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Radisson opens Africa’s second Radisson RED hotel in Johannesburg

Radisson has announced the opening of Africa’s second Radisson RED hotel in Johannesburg. The first Radisson RED hotel in South Africa’s Gauteng province and only the second to hit African soil after the successful opening of its Capetonian counterpart in 2017, this new-build hotel, situated at Oxford Parks, is a vibrant mixed-use area comprising apartments, retailers, restaurants and offices.

Located in South Africa’s cosmopolitan financial hub, Johannesburg, the hotel is nestled in one of its trendiest business nodes, the leafy Rosebank, and is just a few minutes’ walk from the Gautrain station and the high-end retail and shopping precinct, which includes Rosebank Mall. With a recent surge in developments, Rosebank is now home to various corporate offices, renowned art galleries and some of the city’s finest restaurants and bars, providing the ideal base for leisure and business travel.

Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank is a bold and trendy addition to Rosebank, inspired by local art, music, fashion and people. The hotel brings to life Radisson RED’s bold brand ethos with its eclectic art and the colorful accents of its interior design, including custom African-print wallpaper for each floor, street-style art displays which will rotate every six months, and high-tech additions like an interactive digi-wall and Chromecast televisions in each room.

Artwork at the hotel

Radisson RED Johannesburg consists of 222 standard rooms and suites.

Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said:

We are delighted to debut Radisson RED in Johannesburg, a city that perfectly suits every aspect of this brand as they both have a distinctly infectious energy and honor the city’s locals by celebrating their unique art, fashion and music. South Africa remains a key market for Radisson Hotel Group in Africa, and we are proud that this hotel opening brings our South African portfolio to 14 hotels in operation and two under development. It is an honor, in less than a year, to introduce our second hotel addition in the country and boost job creation, especially during this current time.

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Following in the footsteps of its sister hotel in Cape Town, which was voted best rooftop bar in the city, Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank also boasts a trendy Rooftop Bar & Terrace where guests can take a dip in the rooftop swimming pool and enjoy exclusive DJ sets, cocktails and delicious food – all with a panoramic view of the city. Guests can also indulge in the hotel’s vibrant culinary offerings such as the all-day dining OUI Bar + KTCHN, which is easily accessible from Rosebank’s main road and where Lead Kitchen Executive Chef Genghis San brings Johannesburg’s melting pot of cultures to life with menus that combine mealtime favorites and unexpected delights.

Rooftop swimming pool

The hotel features multiple events spaces. It also hotel features six meeting studios ranging from 20 to 120 in capacity as well as a reading room workspace for remote workers. All meeting studios have an abundance of natural light and street views.

Carly de Jong, Curator and General Manager, Radisson RED Johannesburg, said:

Joburg is synonymous with hustle and creativity and Rosebank is emerging as its new cultural hub. Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank has been built to celebrate cultures and I could not imagine a better place for us to be situated. There’s no denying that the hotel will be adding even more of an edge to Rosebank’s already thriving energy. We’re a short distance from the Keyes Art Mile and the city’s key shopping centers and Gautrain station. One of our neighbors is Sony Music, so guests can look forward to experiencing amazing art and the latest music at our events.

The hotel’s cultural programming includes regular musical showcases and exhibitions by local performers and artists such as Marlene Steyn and Prince Gyasi. Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank is already home to a prominent angel-wing sculpture called “The Mundane and the Mystical” by leading South African artist, Usha Seejarim. The piece is made from reclaimed ironing bases to illustrate the role of contemporary women and sets the creative tone for this artistic hotel that is designed as an interactive and engaging experience to illuminate the real urban culture of Rosebank.

Radisson Group recently announced the debut of its Radisson collection brand in Turkey with a property in Bodrum. The group has also announced the signing of seven new hotels in Italy, thus double its premium footprint in the European country and has also announced the signing of seven new hotels in Morocco. Radisson last month announced the opening of Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala, its second property in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Featured image by Radisson

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