Radisson Hotel Group has announced its entry into its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. This opening brings the Group’s portfolio in one of its key African markets, South Africa, to fourteen hotels in operation and two under development.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is located on the eastern coast of Durban, in its most affluent residential and entertainment hub, Umhlanga. The hotel has easy access to several popular beaches and is within walking distance of the three-kilometre Umhlanga Beach Promenade. Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is close to the Durban ICC with direct access to the luxury Oceans Mall, which boasts a variety of international brands and is just 5 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.
With 206 stylish and well-appointed rooms ranging from luxury suites, junior suites, and rooms for business travellers, to accessible rooms and family rooms, this upscale hotel caters to all travellers with a variety of amenities, including an outdoor pool, kids play area, an executive business lounge, and a fitness centre.
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar on the 6th floor will serve North American inspired open flame cuisine and offer a variety of beers and beverages, master-crafted cocktails, and a curated collection of South African wines. Guests can visit the Coffee Lounge on the ground floor for freshly brewed coffee and homemade baguettes from the in-house bakery. The Pool Bar offers the ideal location to relax, unwind, and soak up the sun and caters for a selection of light snacks and refreshing cold drinks and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.
The meetings and events area comprises eight meeting and conference venues fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including video conferencing capabilities and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The ballroom seats 600 guests in cinema style and leads into a foyer with access to an outdoor terrace which can cater to up to 340 guests.
With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.