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Radisson to open its 16th hotel in South Africa in the town of Middelburg

Radisson Hotel Group has announced plans to open its 16th hotel in South Africa in the town of Middelburg.

Radisson Hotel Middelburg is expected to open in 2023 in Middelburg in the Mpumalanga Province, a town with a large mining and manufacturing industry.

The new-build hotel will be located just off the N4, one of South Africa’s national roads, with access to larger cities such as Pretoria and Johannesburg. It will also be within walking distance of the Middelburg Mall, 90 minutes from Johannesburg OR Tambo International airport, and just over two hours from Kruger Mpumalanga International airport in Nelspruit.

Radisson Hotel Middelburg will have 150 guest rooms, a fitness facility, swimming pool and pool terrace, as well as a restaurant and bar, lobby lounge and pool bar. 2300 square meters of meetings and events space, which includes eight meeting rooms and boardrooms, will also be available at the hotel. A large convention centre adjacent to the hotel is also currently under construction and is slated to open at the same time as the property.

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Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa and Turkey, 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.

Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, commented:

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.

The new opening will help the hospitality group reach its aim for 150 hotels in operation and under development across Africa within the next five years. The group recently opened its second Radisson Red Hotel in Africa, located in Johannesburg’s Rosebank district.

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. A few days ago, the group opened its 15th hotel in Poland, Radisson Resort Kolobrzeg.

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