Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is pleased to announce the signing of its second Radisson RED in South Africa – continuing the brand’s fast growing African and global expansion. Scheduled to open early 2021, the Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank will arrive and shake up the hospitality industry in Africa’s second largest city. The hotel brings the group’s African portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and under development.

Rosebank is one of the fastest-growing business precincts in
Johannesburg, offering an ideal opportunity for expansion. The new
Radisson RED hotel will be located in Oxford Park, a vibrant mixed-use
precinct comprising premium offices, apartments and supporting retail
and restaurants, all situated within an exceptionally high-quality,
privately managed and walkable public environment.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said:
“We are excited to have signed our second Radisson RED in South Africa,
building on the successful opening of Radisson RED Cape Town and
introducing our third brand to Johannesburg, alongside Radisson Blu and
Park Inn by Radisson. Rosebank is regarded as Johannesburg’s art
district, making it the ideal fit for the vibrant Radisson RED brand.
The hotel will be the first internationally branded lifestyle hotel in
Johannesburg and our fourth hotel in the city. We thank our owners for
their trust in us and look forward to a long and successful

Thinus Crafford, Developer and Oxford Parks’s representative, commented:
“The hotel will be located in the first phase of Oxford Parks – a
unique, holistic urban space designed to uplift and enhance the
community and promote a sense of belonging. The Radisson RED will
complete phase one of Oxford Parks, consisting of 4 commercial
buildings, the Radisson RED hotel and ancillary retail on the ground
floor of each of the commercial buildings. Oxford Parks offers you an
experience where business, lifestyle and leisure are harmoniously
integrated. We are proud to announce that tenants such as BPSA, the Life
Healthcare Group, Thebe Investment Corporation, ARUP, Metier, Credo
Wealth and Sony have decided to relocate their corporate offices to
Oxford Parks. All buildings within Oxford Parks will be designed to meet
a minimum 4-Star Green Star rating. In Oxford Parks, sustainable
technology becomes a lifestyle and not just a passing trend. We are
delighted and honored to welcome to Oxford Parks, both Radisson RED and
the investor, RDC Properties Limited, and are confident that soon both
will experience and be part of this uniquely compelling urban space”.

Guido Giachetti, Executive Chairman of the Realestate Group future owners of the hotel, via RDC Properties Limited, commented: “We
are thrilled to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group in bringing the
first Radisson RED hotel to Johannesburg, injecting a new life into the
district through the hotel’s leading and unconventional concepts. This
Radisson RED will be a welcome addition to our portfolio of hotels and
to our property investments in the Republic of South Africa. As foreign
investors based in the SADC region we are pleased to contribute to the
growth of this magnificent country through capital inflow and employment

The new-build, 222-room hotel will comprise of standard studios and
suites in bold designs. The hotel will feature the famous Radisson RED
food and beverage concepts and social scenes, such as the ‘all day
dining’ OUIBar + KTCHN. Following the footsteps of its sister hotel in
Cape Town, voted the best rooftop bar in the city, Radisson RED
Johannesburg Rosebank will also boast a trendy rooftop bar and terrace.
This will also include a swimming pool and fitness room, giving guests
various options to unwind, all while basking in the stunning
Johannesburg skyline views.

The largest single metropolitan contributor to the national South
African economy and home to the largest and busiest airport in Africa,
Johannesburg is an important destination for business travelers.
Introducing its distinct and quirky meetings and events space to the
city, the hotel will offer six event studios, a conference room and a
large meeting room – each with high-speed Wi-Fi, the latest audio-visual
technology and creative spaces to drive inspiration.

Rosebank is located to the north east of Johannesburg, 4.5km from the
Sandton area, and is one of the most popular nodes in the economic
capital. The area is connected to the OR Tambo International Airport by
the Gautrain, one of the most important mass transportation systems in
Africa – providing guests with easy access to the hotel and offices, as
well as Greater Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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