Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo will open its doors on 02 November 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa gave an address at its official launch last week, where he congratulated the developers for completing the hotel during what has been a difficult year. He also applauded the fact that it will create 565 direct full-time jobs once its doors open and will form part of the Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis Master Plan.

The four-star property targets both business and leisure travellers.

The R950 million four-star property targets both business and leisure travellers, with its convenient location a quick 10km / 10 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport and its full range of amenities. These include 248 rooms, a conference centre which can seat up to 1 260 or be sub-divided into five smaller spaces (and comes with translation booths, built-in projectors and PA systems), boardrooms, a team building space, four restaurants, two bars, a spa which will open in December, two pools, a fitness centre, secure parking and complimentary WiFi throughout the venue.

The conference centre can seat up to 1 260 or be sub-divided into five smaller spaces.

A complimentary shuttle connects the hotel to the airport, while the nearby Rhodesfield Gautrain station makes Pretoria and Johannesburg more accessible.

Attractions in the area include Emperors Palace Casino, Kempton Park Golf Course, shopping malls and restaurants.

The hotel is on the site of a previous hotel – the 42-roomed Destiny Hotel – which has been incorporated into it, as have all the Destiny staff.

The hotel is the twelfth Radisson property to open in South Africa since the brand first launched here in 2000. It’s also the first under the Radisson brand – the others being either Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Blue or Radisson RED.