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It seems like forever since Radisson Red announced plans to open in Johannesburg, its second in Africa. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, Radisson RED Rosebank opened today, with great fanfare.
As you may know, the Cape Town property, which opened in 2017, has become a top attraction for travelers.
The new property, Oxford Parks, a mixed-use neighborhood comprising of offices, apartments, retail and restaurants, prides itself on creating an experience that integrates art, music and fashion.
The hotel has 222 standard rooms and suites, all offering the modern comforts of a luxury stay. The interior of the hotel features eclectic artwork and colorful accents, including custom African print wallpaper for each floor, street art displays, and high-tech additions like an interactive digital wall and Chromecast TVs in every bedroom.
Amenities include the OUI Bar + KTCHN and the RED Rooftop.
There will be regular musical showcases and exhibitions by performers and artists such as Marlene Steyn and Prince Gyasi.
The hotel houses an angel wing sculpture, The mundane and the mystic by South African artist Usha Seejarim.
Carly de Jong, curator of Radisson RED Rosebank, told IOL Travel that the new hotel will be a bold and unique offer.
“Joburg is synonymous with excitement and creativity, Rosebank is becoming its new cultural center. The Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank is built to celebrate cultures, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to situate ourselves.
“The hotel fosters a dynamic mix of relaxed, social and flexible spaces for our guests. Whether it’s a food tasting, an art exhibit or a rooftop DJ event, there will be a buzz of activity, ”she said.
Tim Cordon, senior regional vice president, Middle East and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, said Johannesburg is suitable for the RED brand.
“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 in development.
“It is an honor, in less than a year, to present our second hotel in the country and to stimulate job creation, especially in this current period,” he said.