Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton

Extensive Refurbishments Underway At Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton

The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton is set to elevate the hospitality experience with a significant renovation project.


  • With 60% of the hotel’s rooms already refurbished, guests can look forward to enhanced comfort and luxury.
  • The two-phase refurbishment project has already completed its first phase, with each floor and corridor showcasing a new level of contemporary style.
  • This renovation is part of an ambitious expansion plan by Radisson Hotel Group, which aims to double its current portfolio in South Africa by 2030.
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The target is to reach 25 hotels in South Africa, thereby strengthening the Radisson Hotel Group’s presence and contributing to the growth of the South African hospitality industry.


This extensive refurbishment underway at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton features upgraded wooden flooring, stone countertops, local artworks, carefully crafted furniture, and technological upgrades like smart TVs and conveniently located USB ports.

We are prioritizing, through either management or franchise models, conversions for quicker market entry and exploring strategic collaborations with existing management companies to increase our footprint, which presents the potential introduction of the Radisson Individuals brand to South Africa. This is an ideal first step for individual hotels with strong service scores who may be considering transitioning to one of our other successful core brands at a later stage. We are also seeking opportunities to expand our upper-upscale portfolio and enter the lifestyle luxury market in Cape Town with our Radisson Collection and art’otel brands, leveraging the city’s strong tourism performance and our successful existing portfolio.

// Senior Director of Development for Sub-Sahara Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, Daniel Trappler


Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton
Radisson Hotel Group has also announced significant updates to its portfolio of operating hotels in South Africa, including the debut of its first Safari hotel and extensive refurbishments at other key properties. Image: Radisson Hotel Group

In February, Radisson Hotel Group announced the opening of Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit, its first Safari hotel and 13th property in South Africa. This luxurious safari experience is situated in the heart of South Africa’s wildlife region, offering premium amenities and exceptional service. With majestic views of the Drakensberg mountains, the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit is surrounded by endless destination-immersing activities.

Building on the success of our recently opened Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit, we plan to expand into safari and leisure regions like the Kruger National Park and the world-renowned Winelands region surrounding Cape Town. Additionally, we are targeting secondary cities displaying strong hotel demand such as Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Durban, and East London, following our successes in Port Elizabeth and Polokwane. We are also exploring entry into smaller tertiary cities and towns if it aligns with our expansion strategy.

// Senior Director of Development for Sub-Sahara Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, Daniel Trappler


The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, has announced its highly-anticipated refurbishment plans, reaffirming its commitment to offering guests world-class furnishings and contemporary interior design. Phase one is set to be completed by September 2024, with public Atrium and bedroom renovations expected in July 2024. An expert team of local and international designers has meticulously reviewed and handpicked the design, artwork, fabrics, and raw materials, ensuring an enhanced and stylish hospitality experience.


In April, Radisson announced the rebranding of Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore to Radisson Hotel Cape Town Foreshore. Following an eight-month renovation, the hotel’s 120 rooms now boast a fresh and modern decor, offering a relaxing environment for guests as well as magnificent views of Table Mountain and the city center.


The hotel now hosts South Africa’s first Filini restaurant, offering fresh, simple, and delicious Italian-style cuisine with an interactive open-plan kitchen setting. Additionally, the vibrant Harald’s Rooftop Bar & Terrace provides an ideal spot to unwind with uninterrupted views of Table Mountain and the cityscape, complete with a plunge pool for a complete rooftop experience.


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