The first internationally branded hotel in the Kruger National Park is planned for opening in 2013. The Rezidor Hotel Group, a company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, will operate the Radission Blu Safari Resort Kruger Park.
The 120-room new built property will be located on the Crocodile River in the southern border of the Kruger National Park (KNP), 10 kilometers from the Malelane Gate.
Besides 104 rooms and 16 suites with private terraces, the resort will offer an all day dining restaurant, a boma, a cigar bar and a pool bar and terrace. It will also have five conference rooms, while leisure facilities will include two swimming pools, a spa- and wellness centre on 350 square meters, a gym, game viewing Crocodile River decks, a kids club and an environmental awareness centre.
"In line with Rezidor's group wide Responsible Business Programme, the ecological footprint of the hotel will be much smaller than that of the older, existing camps within Kruger", highlights Andrew McLachlan, Rezidor's vice president business development for Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
"This product will be positioned between the luxury, exclusive private game lodges and the SANPark accommodation which is available today in or bordering the Kruger", McLachlan added.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.