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

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

The new opening will help the 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.

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.

The hotel will have 150 rooms, a fitness facility, swimming pool and pool terrace, as well as a restaurant and bar, lobby lounge and pool bar. There will also be 2,300 sqm of meetings and events space, which includes eight meeting rooms and boardrooms.

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.

Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa and Turkey of 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 of Radisson Hotel Group, added:

“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.”