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Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has opened a new Radisson Blu brand property in Durban, which represents the group’s 14th South African hotel.

The property is located in Umhlanga, which is Durban’s affluent residential and entertainment hub.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is just five minutes from King Shaka International Airport and offers convenient access to several popular beaches.

Radisson Hotel Group Middle East & Africa area senior vice-president Tim Cordon said: “We are thrilled to make our debut in the welcoming city of Durban and cement our presence in our fourth South African city.

“South Africa continues to be a key market for us on the continent and we are proud to celebrate our 14th hotel opening milestone with the entry into Durban as we open a flagship property of this calibre.

“With its prime location overlooking the ocean adjacent to the exclusive Oceans Mall, this property will enhance Durban’s vibrant offering and we hope that we will be welcomed warmly into the local community.”

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga features 206 rooms comprising of luxury suites, junior suites, accessible and family rooms, as well as rooms for business travellers.

Dining venues include FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, which caters North American inspired open flame cuisine with a variety of beers and beverages.

The Coffee Lounge on the ground floor serves freshly brewed coffee and homemade baguettes from the in-house bakery, and the Pool Bar offers a selection of light snacks and refreshing cold drinks.

The upscale hotel boasts eight elegant meeting and conference venues equipped with video conferencing capabilities and free high-speed Wi-Fi, a 600-seat ballroom and an outdoor terrace that can serve up to 340 guests.

Other guest amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a kids play area, an executive business lounge, and a fitness centre. 

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga takes RHG’s portfolio in South Africa to 14 hotels in operation and two under development.