Top Hotel News data indicates that the hospitality sector giant, Radisson Hotel Group, is expected to launch 87 projects and 16,730 rooms this year, 2022, among which include two landmark projects in South Africa and Zambia.
The Durban and Livingstone projects are considered most significant 2022 hotel openings recognizing that COVID-19 continues to adversely impact the sector. The opening will further reflect Radisson’s continuing rapid expansion across Africa.
The group in partnership with Oceans Umhlanga and Edison Property Group gave birth to the Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga which is under-construction and is set to be launched in early 2022.
“This under-construction hotel will form part of the 90,000 sq m Oceans Umhlanga high-end complex, alongside apartments and a shopping mall. Architronic, Ruben Reddy Architects and Elphick Proome Architects are behind the architectural design, with LVT Architecture – Eastern Cape looking after the interiors of the public areas and restaurants,” the Top Hotel News database portal noted.
The project is expected to house 207 guestrooms and suites, along with amenities like an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar and coffeeshop, rooftop outdoor bar and terrace, and business-class lounge. Also, spa, gym and outdoor pool, event space – including one of Durban’s largest banqueting halls will all be present.
The other project, Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone in Zambia, will also be opened in late 2022. The project is also in partnership with owner National Pension Scheme Authority, and the property’s currently being built at a riverside site in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
“The sustainability-focused resort, which aims to obtain Edge green building certification as well as sign the Unesco Sustainable Tourism Pledge, will consist of 174 rooms and 26 luxury villas, along with an all-day dining restaurant, coffee bar and outside boma with firepit. Guests will be able to unwind in the spa and swimming pool, make use of the gym, and network across stylish event space encompassing meeting rooms, boardrooms and a ballroom measuring more than 500 sq m in size,” the database portal noted.
Source: Mohammed Bomanso Issah(Real Estate Times Africa)