Carlson Rezidor to open Radisson Red property in Cape Town

Carlson Rezidor has announced that the first Radisson Red hotel to open in the EMEA region will debut in late 2016 at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in South Africa.

The Radisson Red Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town will offer 235 guest rooms and five 'meeting event studios' with a total area of 460sqm, alongside a fitness centre and rooftop swimming pool. It will be located within walking distance to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Wolfgang M. Neumann, president & CEO of Rezidor said: "Following the recent Carlson Rezidor signing of the Radisson Red Shenyang Hunan in China, we are now delighted to announce the first Radisson Red in EMEA in a location as prominent as the V&A Waterfront – giving our new brand both local and global visibility, and adding a vibrant new concept to this world class destination. Radisson Red is inspired by the trends of the highly connected, high-octane and design savvy millennial lifestyle."

The Radisson Red Hotel V&A Waterfront will form part of the new "Silo District" of the V&A Waterfront that will also be home to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio in London, the museum is scheduled to open in late 2016. 

The signing also strengthens Carlson Rezidor’s presence in Cape Town where the group now operates five hotels with almost 800 rooms, under the brands Radisson Blu, Radisson Red and Park Inn by Radisson.

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