The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest
growing hotel companies in the world, has signed management
contracts on two hotels in South Africa, the Hotel Missoni Cape
Town and the Park Inn Sandton.
The Park Inn Sandton, a
270 room-property, is scheduled to open in 2010, while the Hotel Missoni Cape
Town featuring 157
designer rooms will open its doors in 2010 – just in time for the
FIFA World Cup.
is a suburb of South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg and
already home to two Radisson Blu properties – the Radisson Blu
Hotel Sandton (opened in early 2009) and the Radisson Blu Hotel
Sandton Central (opening in early 2010). The new Park Inn Sandton
will be located on a prime site on Katherine Street within
“Africa’s Richest Square Mile”, as this part of the city is known.
Besides 270 rooms the property
will feature an outlet of Park Inn’s signature restaurant RBG Bar
& Grill (“Red Bar & Grill”). Meeting facilities include seven
conference rooms. For leisure, guests will be able to enjoy an outdoor
swimming pool (with terrace and bar) and a fitness facility.
Business travellers find in Sandton numerous multinational
corporations, banks, financial institutions and the Johannesburg
Stock Exchange. The Sandton Convention Centre is one of the
region’s largest and hosted the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable
Development. To accommodate the ever increasing demand for
commercial and office space, Sandton is undergoing further
redevelopment, and the area seems poised to become a
Manhattan-style downtown with office towers and residences soaring
above the current skyline. Sandton is also home to Africa’s
largest shopping district with Sandton City and Nelson Mandela
Square bustling with upmarket boutiques and retailers.
Cape Town has a prime location in the heart of this thriving city.
Surrounded by upmarket office towers, trendy restaurants and clubs
and popular tourism sites the hotel offers convenience to both
business and leisure travellers.
Besides 157 rooms, the hotel will
feature a signature Missoni Cucina restaurant, a bar, a
rooftop terrace with a cantilevered swimming pool and views of
Table Mountain, a full spa and small meeting and private dining
Andrew McLachlan, Rezidor’s Vice
President Business Development Africa & Indian Ocean
Islands, said, “Cape Town has in
recent years become one of the most popular locations for fashion
photography, commercial and film productions. Furthermore, the
entertainment industry, together with the tourism industry has
become the fastest growing and most successful industry in the
Western Cape so we believe the city and market is ready for a true
international lifestyle brand like Hotel Missoni.”
Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city of
three million people with a superb natural setting, with
the Atlantic Ocean and its deep water harbour and bay on one side and the impressive
iconic Table Mountain on the other side.
The Hotel Missoni Cape Town is
Rezidor’s 4th hotel in Cape Town (following the Radisson Blu Hotel
Waterfront, Park Inn Greenmarket Square and Radisson Blu Hotel
Blaauwberg which is also due to open in 2010) which today is one
of the global jet set capitals and remains a predominantly tourist
destination but is growing as a corporate and business destination
as businesses diversify and the demand for services grows in the
Rezidor has a worldwide licence agreement
with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni and this week opened
the first Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh – two further properties are
under development in Kuwait and Oman.
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