Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel boosts the Group’s South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development and also places the Group firmly on track to reach its ambition of 150 hotels in operation and under development across Africa within the next five years.
Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa and Turkey of Radisson Hotel Group said: “South Africa remains a key focus market for us in Africa, and we are thrilled to announce our 16th hotel in the country following the opening of Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank a week ago. We are excited to further expand our presence across South Africa at a rapid rate as we continue on the road to recovery following the pandemic. Radisson Hotel Middelburg marks our third Radisson branded hotel in the country, reinforcing the brand’s presence and its strong potential in South Africa.”
The contemporary new-build, 150-room hotel will be located within walking distance of the town’s major shopping complex, the Middelburg Mall, home to over 140 stores, including all South Africa’s renowned retail brands, as well as an array of eateries and banking services.
The town itself is less than two hours away from Johannesburg, while the hotel itself is located just 90 minutes from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, and just over a two-hour drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.
Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa of Radisson Hotel Group said: “Our entry into Middelburg is a testament to Radisson Hotel Group’s development strategy in the country, in which we have identified key secondary and tertiary towns and cities that are displaying strong market dynamics, encouraging the Group’s growth therein via conversion and new build opportunities. Radisson Hotel Middelburg will certainly assist in uplifting the town and support its drive to boost tourism as it is the only internationally branded hotel.”
Complementing the convention centre is the hotel’s own 2300m2 meetings and events area, comprising of a pre-function area and banquet hall as well as eight meeting rooms and board rooms.
Conveniently located within the hotel, the restaurant and bar as well as the lobby lounge and pool bar will offer guests a variety of wholesome cuisine and refreshing drinks.
Middelburg also serves as a stopover point for many travellers along the N4 and N11, linking Pretoria, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Mozambique, and Durban.