BRUSSELS—Rezidor announced the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands. The mid-market property featuring 122 keys is scheduled to open in Q1 2014. It is Rezidor’s second Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Cape Town and the group also has two Radisson Blu hotels in the city, one in operation and one under development.
“South Africa is an important cluster for our young and dynamic Park Inn by Radisson brand, and we are delighted to further strengthen our presence in the key market Cape Town,” said Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor, in an announcement.
The project will also confirm Rezidor as the largest international hotel operator in South Africa with 10 hotels and more than 1,800 rooms open or under development.
Besides 122 guestrooms, it will comprise a club lounge, business lounge, the RBG Restaurant & Bar, a breakfast restaurant, a kiosk and help desk, a gym, multipurpose meeting and function facilities, an outdoor terrace with sculpture garden, and an outdoor swimming pool.
This development is a joint venture between Meridian Property Holdings, a Cape Town based developer, the Deaf Federation of South Africa (DEAFSA), and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). DEAFSA represents some 800 000 hearing disabled members countrywide, and views the development as a key broad-based empowerment initiative in terms of income generating, skills transfer and employment opportunities for its members.