The Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg. Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel boosts the group's South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development. It also places the group firmly on track to reach its ambition of 150 hotels in operation and under development across Africa within the next five years.
Ramsay Rankoussi, vice president, development, Africa and Turkey of Radisson Hotel Group says: "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."
Middelburg is located just off the N4, one of South Africa’s national roads, giving the town access to many nearby towns and larger cities such as Emalahleni, Nelspruit, Pretoria, and Johannesburg. The town itself is less than two hours away from Johannesburg, while the hotel itself is located just 90 minutes from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, and just over a two-hour drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.
The contemporary new-build, 150-room hotel will be located within walking distance of the town’s major shopping complex, the Middelburg Mall, home to over 140 stores, including all South Africa’s renowned retail brands, as well as an array of eateries and banking services.
Conveniently located within the hotel, the restaurant and bar as well as the lobby lounge and pool bar will offer guests a variety of wholesome cuisine and refreshing drinks. In addition, Radisson Hotel Middelburg will feature a fitness facility, swimming pool, and pool terrace to provide guests with the ideal work/life balance, in true Radisson style.
Also, currently under construction and on schedule to open concurrently with the hotel is the large convention centre, situated adjacent to the hotel. Complementing the convention centre is the hotel’s own 2,300m2 meetings and events area, comprising of a pre-function area and banquet hall as well as eight meeting rooms and board rooms.
Daniel Trappler, senior director, development, sub-Saharan Africa of Radisson Hotel Group says: "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 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."