A STYLISH URBAN WATER HOLE
THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL & RESIDENCE: CAPE TOWN OPENED ITS DOORS EARLIER THIS YEAR. ITS BRIGHT BLUE SIGNAGE CAN BE SEEN TOWERING ABOVE THE CITY SKYLINE, BECKONING ALL TO QUENCH THEIR THIRST AT ITS TRENDY GHIBLI POOL BAR & TERRACE.
Radisson branding can be found on hotels across the world in bustling urban jungles such as Paris, Dubai, London, and Frankfurt (to name but a few). So it seems only fitting that the group would seek to open its doors in one of South Africa’s hottest tourist destinations: Cape Town.
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence: Cape Town has been welcoming guests since April this year, and is proving to be a popular overnight stop for businesspeople and city slickers alike.
Ideal for those who find themselves in the city on a hot summer’s day, Ghibli Pool Bar &Terrace exudes the atmosphere of a tropical escape for those who would like to grab a light meal before enjoying cocktails poolside.
The food here is exceptional.Well-known dishes are served in new-fashioned ways, such as the crumbed chicken wrap basted in Panang sauce and served with sweet potato fries.Their gourmet pizzas are also well worth trying, with toppings ranging from butter chicken to braised beef with onion marmalade.
Keeping the designated driver in mind, Ghibli’s milkshakes are a must-try.These frappé-style milkshakes hit the perfect balance between something sweet and something thirst-quenching. They arrive in a cocktail glass, garnished with strawberries and blueberries for that extra bit of showmanship.
However, you could always decide to forgo the designated driver and spend the night in one of the hotel’s 214 upmarket rooms, all with spectacular views of the city, mountain, harbour or sea.The best perk about this option is that you get to watch as the city wakes up while you indulge in the buffet-style breakfast served in the Stratus Room the next morning.
Whether you choose to spend the night, or simply to grab a drink at the bar, a visit to the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence: CapeTown is well worth adding to your itinerary this summer.
For more info, visit radissonblu.com/hotel-capetown-residence.