South Africa: Rezidor to open a new Radisson in Port Elizabeth

25 Apr 2007

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The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a contract to manage a new Radisson hotel in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The property, with 173 rooms, will be built in the upscale, busy beachfront Summerstrand district and is scheduled to open in late 2008. From 2007 to 2009, Rezidor will add 20,000 rooms to its portfolio.

“South Africa is an important market for our organic business development. Port Elizabeth meets our growth strategy as we plan to open more hotels in key cities and resort destinations within the country”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group. “We see promising potentials in this country and are glad to arrive in Port Elizabeth, the fifth largest city with 1,5 million inhabitants”.

The Radisson Port Elizabeth will be the first international first class brand in the Nelson Mandela Bay offering panoramic views over the Algoa Bay, and featuring services such as a swimming pool, wellness centre and gym, restaurant & bar, 8 conference and meeting rooms and a business centre. Guests will be able to reach the city centre in 2 minutes and the international airport in 10 minutes. Port Elizabeth is located on the country’s south eastern coast, approximately 760 kilometres from Cape Town. The city has beautiful beaches and nearby “big six” private game reserves – as well as the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ); South Africa’s premier location for new industrial investments covering 11.000 hectares of land.

Owner of the future Radisson hotel is the South African company Auspex Property.

Facts & Figures:
Property: Radisson Port Elizabeth (to open)
Rooms: 173

Between 2007 and 2009, Rezidor will add 20.000 rooms to its portfolio.