Greater Sandton welcomes another hotel opening this week – the first Radisson RED hotel in Gauteng and only the second to hit African soil after the successful opening of its Western Cape sister property in 2017.
- Radisson RED in Rosebank is situated at Oxford Parks, a new mixed-use area comprising apartments, retailers, restaurants, and offices.
- The hotel features a prominent angel-wing sculpture called “The Mundane and the Mystical” by leading South African artist, Usha Seejarim.
- A cultural program for the property includes regular musical showcases and exhibitions by local performers and artists such as Marlene Steyn and Prince Gyasi.
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Johannesburg’s latest hotel addition, the Radisson RED is just a few minutes’ walk from the Rosebank Gautrain Station and the high-end retail and shopping precinct, which includes Rosebank Mall, The Firs, and The Zone.
With ever-growing developments in the area, Rosebank is now home to various corporate offices, renowned art galleries and some of the city’s popular restaurants and bars, providing an attractive base for leisure and business travelers.
Radisson RED looks to deliver a vibrant hotel concept created for the next generation of travelers with a modern and creative mindset. The hotel stays in line with Radisson RED’s trademark look and feel, including custom African-print wallpaper for each floor, street-style art displays which will rotate every six months, and high-tech additions like an interactive digi-wall and Chromecast televisions in each room.
We are delighted to debut Radisson RED in Johannesburg, a city that perfectly suits every aspect of this brand as they both have a distinctly infectious energy and honor the city’s locals by celebrating their unique art, fashion and music. South Africa remains a key market for Radisson Hotel Group in Africa, and we are proud that this hotel opening brings our South African portfolio to 14 hotels in operation and two under development. It is an honor, in less than a year, to introduce our second hotel addition in the country and boost job creation, especially during this current time.
// Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, Tim Cordon
Following in the footsteps of its sister hotel in Cape Town, which was voted best rooftop bar in the city, Radisson RED in Johannesburg also boasts a trendy Rooftop Bar & Terrace where guests can take a dip in the rooftop swimming pool and enjoy exclusive DJ sets, cocktails and delicious food – all with an unmatched, panoramic view of the city.
Guests can also indulge in the hotel’s vibrant culinary offerings such as the all-day dining OUI Bar + KTCHN, which is easily accessible from Rosebank’s main road and where Lead Kitchen Executive Chef Genghis San brings Johannesburg’s melting pot of cultures to life with menus that combine mealtime favorites and unexpected delights.
Joburg is synonymous with hustle and creativity and Rosebank is emerging as its new cultural hub. Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank has been built to celebrate cultures and I could not imagine a better place for us to be situated. There’s no denying that the hotel will be adding even more of an edge to Rosebank’s already thriving energy. We’re a short distance from the Keyes Art Mile and the city’s key shopping centers and Gautrain station. One of our neighbors is Sony Music, so guests can look forward to experiencing amazing art and the latest music at our events.
// Radisson RED Curator and General Manager, Carly de Jong
Like most other Radisson properties, Radisson RED Rosebank is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.
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