The Radisson Hotel Group has debuted the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. The hotel is just five minutes from King Shaka International Airport, and has easy access to several popular beaches. It is within walking distance of the Umhlanga Beach Promenade, and is also close to the Durban ICC, with direct access to the luxury Oceans Mall.

Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, Tim Cordon, said: “We are thrilled to make our debut in the welcoming city of Durban and cement our presence in our fourth South African city. South Africa continues to be a key market for us on the continent and we are proud to celebrate our 14th hotel opening milestone with the entry into Durban as we open a flagship property of this calibre.”

The hotel’s 206 rooms range from luxury suites, junior suites, and rooms for business travellers, to accessible rooms and family rooms. It has a variety of amenities, including an outdoor pool, a kids’ play area, an executive business lounge, and a fitness centre.

The FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar on the sixth floor will serve North American-inspired open-flame cuisine, and will 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. And the Pool Bar offers a selection of light snacks and refreshing cold drinks, with 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 that can cater for up to 340 guests.

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