Rezidor growing its Sandton presence
The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced that a second hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg is to be built. The new property, the Park Inn Sandton, will feature 192 rooms and is expected to open its doors in April 2010. It will provide tourists and residents alike with an alternative to the currently under construction Radisson Hotel Sandton, is due to open in late 2008.
Already boasting a presence in South Africa, with the existing Radisson and Park Inn hotels in Cape Town, as well as the recently signed Radisson hotel in Port Elizabeth, this announcement is another feather in the cap for The Rezidor Hotel Group.
“South Africa is an upcoming destination for business and leisure travellers. The government has prioritised tourism as a key economic sector, and international arrivals increase continuously – we are expecting new heights in 2010 when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup,” said Kurt Ritter, president and CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group.
Launched in early 2003, Park Inn is Rezidor’s fastest growing brand with more than 100 hotels in operation and under development in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Representing a young, dynamic and colourful mid market brand, Park Inn promises “the best sleep in town” within its category.
The Rezidor Hotel Group features a portfolio of 309 hotels in operation and under development with more than 63,000 rooms in 48 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with loyalty programmes for frequent hotel guests. Rezidor has signed a worldwide licence agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.