Radisson Blu brand debuts in Durban

10 Jun 2022 by Mark Caswell
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga

Radisson Hotel Group has opened the first property in South Africa’s eastern coastal city of Durban.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is situated within walking distance of Durban’s Umhlanga Beach Promenade, close to events and entertainment venue the Durban ICC, and around a 15-minute drive from King Shaka International airport.

Features include 206 rooms and suites, an outdoor swimming pool, executive lounge, fitness centre, a ground floor coffee lounge, and the sixth floor FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga

There are also eight meeting and events spaces, including a ballroom accommodating up to 600 guests, and a 340-capacity outdoor terrace.

The hotel brings the group’s presence in South Africa to 14 properties across four destinations, with a further two hotels under development, including the Radisson Hotel Middelburg.

In late 2020 the group opened the new-build Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre, Johannesburg, OR Tambo, located around ten minutes’ drive from the city’s airport.

Radisson opens property close to Johannesburg airport

Commenting on the opening Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, Middle East and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, said:

“We are thrilled to make our debut in the welcoming city of Durban and cement our presence in our fourth South African city.

“South Africa continues to be a key market for us on the continent and we are proud to celebrate our 14th hotel opening milestone with the entry into Durban as we open a flagship property of this calibre.

“With its prime location overlooking the ocean adjacent to the exclusive Oceans Mall, this property will enhance Durban’s vibrant offering and we hope that we will be welcomed warmly into the local community.”

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