New Radisson Blu hotel and residence now part of Cape Town's skyline

2017-04-05 16:49
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Cape Town - Cape Town’s tallest residential building in the city centre, Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town - Carlson Rezidor’s 10th hotel in operation in SA - is now open.

Situated on the corner of Riebeeck and Long street, the hotel will feature designs that range from historic to ultra-modern, housing 214 luxuriously appointed rooms, all with views of the city, mountain or sea.

“We are delighted to open our first signature Radisson Blu hotel & residence in Cape Town and expand the presence of our iconic upper-upscale hotel brand in a dynamic destination like Cape Town, which continues to attract more international travelers year-on-year,” says Marc Descrozaille, Area Vice President, Africa & Indian Ocean, The Rezidor Hotel Group.

“Our 10th hotel opening in South Africa is another firm proof of our focus on expanding in Africa. Today, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has 34 hotels in operation and under development on the African continent. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town is also our first mixed-use property in South Africa, made up of fully-fledged upper-upscale hotel apartments, showcasing the diversity of our designer portfolio.

According to Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, a truly great hotel conveys a view of the history and heritage of its location and  art and décor of the hotel plays a major role in Radisson Blu Cape Town.

Hotel General Manager, Desmond O’Connor, says the property is in a prime location for business and leisure travellers as it is located in the city precinct and guest can expect a return form of décor and style which lends itself to a classic and elegant approach rather that the current trend of being contemporary leaning towards a “trendy” look and feel.

"The iconic design of the building pays homage to the Art Deco design language and the same design direction has been applied in the public areas and to an extent in the bedrooms," says O'Connor.

"In conjunction with this style, inspiration was also drawn from the natural elements of the city. The design and décor of the rooms thus create a cocoon and instils a welcoming calm to the traveller, something that is not commonly found in city hotels these days. It creates a sense of serenity.”

O'Connor says that Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town aims to provide its guests with a world-class hospitality experience.

“Our guests’ comfort is our number one priority, and we look forward to welcoming them to Cape Town’s newest and most contemporary hotel property,” O'Connor concludes.

Room rates are estimated at R2 800 per person per night.

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