Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank has opened in Johannesburg’s vibrant Rosebank district.

This is the first Radisson RED hotel in South Africa’s Gauteng province and the second to hit African soil after the opening of its Capetonian counterpart in 2017.

Situated at Oxford Parks, the new property is a part of a mixed-use area comprising apartments, retailers, restaurants, and offices. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the Gautrain station and the high-end retail and shopping precinct, which includes Rosebank Mall.

Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank features 222 standard rooms and suites inspired by local art, music, fashion, and people. The hotel also houses a prominent angel-wing sculpture called “The Mundane and the Mystical” by leading South African artist, Usha Seejarim.

Other design highlights include 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.

If you are looking to unwind with some innovative cocktails and bites then head to the Rooftop Bar and Terrace. There is also the all-day dining outlet OUI Bar + KTCHN offering a mix of local and international cuisines.

The property features six meeting studios ranging from 20 to 120 in capacity. In addition to this, a reading room workspace is available for remote workers.

The hotel will host cultural programmes including regular musical showcases and exhibitions by local performers and artists such as Marlene Steyn and Prince Gyasi.

Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, middle east and Africa at 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.”

Carly de Jong, the hotel’s curator, and general manager 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 are 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.”