Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg, as part of the Group’s ambitious expansion plan in South Africa. Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel boosts the Group’s South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development. It also places the Group firmly on track to reach its ambition of 150 hotels in operation and under development across Africa within the next five years.
Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa and Turkey of Radisson Hotel Group said: “As South Africa remains a key focus market for us in Africa, we are thrilled to announce our 16th hotel in the country. Following the opening of Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank last week, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we are continuing to expand our presence across South Africa at a rapid rate. Radisson Hotel Middelburg also marks our third Radisson branded hotel in the country, reinforcing the presence of this brand and its potential in South Africa.”
The contemporary new-build, 150-room hotel will be located within walking distance of the town’s major shopping complex, the Middelburg Mall, home to over 140 stores including all South Africa’s renowned retail brands, as well as an array of eateries and banking services. Middelburg lies just off the N4, one of South Africa’s national roads, giving the town access to many nearby towns and larger cities such as Emalahleni, Nelspruit, Pretoria and Johannesburg. The town itself is less than two hours away from Johannesburg, with the hotel just 90 minutes from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport and just over two hours drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.
Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa of Radisson Hotel Group said: “Our entry into Middelburg is a testament to Radisson Hotel Group’s development strategy in the country, in which we’ve identified certain secondary and tertiary towns and cities that are displaying strong market dynamics, encouraging the the Group’s growth therein via conversion and new build opportunities. The Radisson Hotel Middelburg will certainly assist in uplifting the town and support its drive to boost tourism as its only internationally branded hotel.”
Currently under construction and on schedule to open concurrently with the hotel, is the large convention center, situated adjacent to the hotel. Complementing the convention center is the hotels own 2 300m2 meetings and events area, comprising of a pre-function area, banquet hall as well as eight meeting rooms and board rooms.
Conveniently located within the hotel, guests will be able to indulge in a variety of wholesome cuisine and refreshing drinks at the restaurant and bar as well as the lobby lounge and pool bar. Equipped with a fitness facility, swimming pool and pool terrace, in true Radisson style, guests will have a range of facilities on hand to provide them with the ideal work/life balance.
Middelburg is a growing town situated in the cultural heartland of the Mpumalanga Province, located north of the Gauteng Province in South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. The town is a mining and manufacturing hub for Mpumalanga, home to Columbus Stainless Steel, South Africa and the continents only producer of stainless-steel flat products. Home to a variety of major companies, most of which relate to the mining industry, Mpumalanga is the country’s primary coal mining area, estimated to produce over 80% of its coal.
Middelburg also serves as a stopover point for many transitory travellers along the N4 and N11, linking Pretoria, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Mozambique and Durban.