Situated in the up and coming Oxford Parks part of the Rosebank Precint, the hotel is the first Radisson RED Hotel in the Gauteng Province, the second in the country and continent after the Radison RED Cape Town.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the landmark hotel this week, the CEO of RDC Properties Jacopo Pari noted that the development was a monumental achievement as it had been constructed during the uncertainty and instability brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a multi-national diversified property fund we are driven by our brand pillars of ‘empowering our people’, ‘working closely with our communities’ and ‘generating the best returns for our shareholders’’. We therefore found it fitting to be part of this development as it allowed us to achieve all those priorities in this one project,” highlighted Pari.
Pari further noted that the Radisson Red brand and the ethos were strategically aligned to that of RDC Properties, adding that the brand brought diversity to their hospitality portfolio which includes the Protea Marriott at Masa Centre in Gaborone, Aha Chobe Marina Lodge in Kasane and Isalo Rock Lodge in Madagascar.
“Radisson RED embodied what we needed in a partner – fresh, innovative, cutting edge and bold, but even more than that; honest, authentic, consistent, drawing its inspiration from People. That is consistent with who we are, as RDC Properties and we naturally gravitated to the brand,” asserted Pari.
For her part the Curator of the Hotel Carly de Jong spoke to the uniqueness of the RED brand, the distinct art pieces adorning the hotel, and the vibrant ambiance of the Radisson RED.
“Featuring 222 standard rooms and suites, Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank is a bold and trendy addition to Rosebank, inspired by local art, music, fashion and people. The hotel brings to life Radisson RED’s bold brand ethos with its eclectic art and the colorful accents of its interior design, including custom African-print wallpaper for each floor, street-style art displays which will rotate every six months, and high-tech additions like an interactive digi-wall and Chromecast televisions in each room,” announced de Jong.
The Guest of Honour officiating at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, Acting Regional Director of Region B Crum, which encompassed the Rosebank Precinct Titus Motau lauded the developers for their contribution to employment creation. He noted that with the current Covid-19 pandemic jobs and livelihoods had been significantly diminished, and welcomed the property as it would create jobs and contribute to the city’s economy.