US-based hospitality company Radisson Hotel Group has launched its upscale brand called Radisson in South Africa to further bolster its presence in the country.

The company debuted the upscale brand with the opening of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo.

Radisson is the fourth brand of the company to debut in South Africa.

The new hotel is located in Bredell, around ten minutes’ drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. It features 248 rooms for guests and is designed to host business conferences, private functions, and weddings.

The Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo also features restaurants, bars and a café, as well as a fitness centre, two outdoor heated pools and a spa centre with a salt room and four private treatment areas.

Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo general manager Rob Van der Velden said: “My passionate team and I look forward to welcoming guests to the first Radisson hotel in South Africa and introducing another highly success Radisson Hotel Group brand to the market.

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“The Radisson brand inspires the art of being in the moment, a key lesson we’ve learnt and have come to truly appreciate over the past couple of months. We look forward to providing our guests with endless memorable moments.”

With the launch, Radisson Hotel Group now has 16 properties in South Africa including under development projects.

Radisson Hotel Group Middle East & Africa senior area vice-president Tim Cordon said: “We are delighted to introduce our fourth brand, the fast-growing upscale, Radisson, to South Africa and open the doors of our twelfth hotel in the country.

“South Africa continues to be a key market for us with a robust pipeline of hotels scheduled to open within the next 24 months.”

Last month, Radisson Hotel Group announced plans to open ten new properties in Saudi Arabia over the next one year.