Rezidor announces the Park Inn Sandton, South Africa
Brussels, 10 June 2009
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, continues its market leading growth in Africa and announces the Park Inn Sandton in South Africa – the 270 rooms-property is scheduled to open in 2010. “This signing brings our portfolio on the African continent to 28 hotels; seven of them in South Africa alone where we see a huge potential”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.
Sandton is a suburb of South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg and already home to two Radisson Blu properties – the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton (opened in early 2009) and the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Central (opening in early 2010). The new Park Inn Sandton will be located on a prime sit on Katherine Street within “Africa’s Richest Square Mile”, as this part of the city is known.
Besides 270 colourful and comfortable rooms the property will feature an outlet of Park Inn’s signature restaurant RBG Bar & Grill (“Red Bar & Grill”). Meeting facilities include seven conference rooms. For leisure, guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool (with terrace and bar) and a fitness facitility.
Business travellers find in Sandton numerous multinational corporations, banks, financial institutions and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Sandton Convention Centre is one of the region’s largest and hosted the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. To accommodate the ever increasing demand for commercial and office space, Sandton is undergoing further redevelopment, and the area seems poised to become a Manhattan-style downtown with office towers and residences soaring above the current skyline. Sandton is also home to Africa’s largest shopping district with Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square bustling with upmarket boutiques and retailers.
For further information please contact:
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9331, Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9241, Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com
About the Rezidor Hotel Group:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of close to 370 hotels in operation and under development with 78,000 rooms in 58 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com