BUSINESS MEETS LEISURE
Radisson Blu Hotel
Though a relatively new term,
bleisure travel – the combination of travelling for business and leisure – is fast becoming a lucrative sector in the world travel market and hotels around the world are ensuring that their services take this trend seriously. Cape Town is no exception. In fact, just last year the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Cape Town as the number one city in Africa for business tourism and now ranks in the Top 40 Destinations for Business Travel in the world. So, if you are in the global business trade, and you have not yet been to the Mother City, chances are you are going to find yourself on its beautiful shores sooner than you may think.
In lieu of this growing trend, worldclass hotels offering travellers the very best in business and leisure are popping up left, right, and centre around the city. Few, however, offer such an excellent range of first-class services appealing to the bleisure tourist quite like the stylish and central Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town. Located smack bang in the central business district, this architecturally stunning building is a landmark, providing easy access to some of the most popular attractions of the city, including the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
The expansive inner-city hotel offers 226 stylish rooms, now including a number of sophisticated self-catering apartments and a luxury penthouse – all with staggering views of the harbour, mountain, city, or sea. All the rooms on offer come equipped with upscale amenities and designer interiors and the apartments take this level of hospitality to a whole new level. For those travelling to Cape Town for a longer period – whether to attend to business matters, or those leisure travellers really wanting to immerse themselves in the city – the apartments offer more than just a luxurious respite and a place to lay your head down after a long day.
Choose between the one-bedroom, two-bedroom (from 40 – 88 m2) or one of the eight sensational penthouse apartments (165 – 407 m2) and make your stay in the city a more than memorable one. Despite being surrounded by world-class eateries, dining out every day and night can become tiresome and having the option of a large, fully-equipped imported Italian kitchen complete with SMEG appliances, as well as an entertainment area is great. Guests can shop at the local markets and prepare meals of their own in the privacy of their own apartments, whether it be alone, with the family, or with friends. The hotel also provides daily room service, laundry service, bathrobes, and towels and each apartment has satellite-tv, high speed Wi-fi, and air conditioning for those balmy Summer evenings.
Should you feel like taking the night or day off from cooking, dining at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence is an allday affair. What is best is that there is no need to venture far. Savour an incredible breakfast buffet from The Stratus Room whilst gazing over the city below. This contemporary café has a warm ambiance and is also a great option for
lunch or dinner meetings. The Ghibli Bar and Pool Terrace offers lighter lunch options and delicious gourmet pizzas. Inside the hotel, the Sea Street Bar and Lounge is the perfect meeting spot for friends or colleagues with plenty to drink and eat off the pub-style menu.
Services are second to none at the Radisson Blu and staff go out of their way to ensure all guests are well taken care of. With a 24-hour concierge desk and room service, as well as babysitting services, boutique shopping, shuttles, and even secretarial services, you will find that the Radisson Blu has thought of it all. For guests that would like to maintain their exercise regimes whilst travelling, the hotel comes complete with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, fully equipped for a full workout.
For those wanting to conduct business within the walls of this elegant hotel, there are five meeting rooms and two executive boardrooms, providing everything one would need for a successful and productive event. The spaces all boast natural light, climate control, free high-speed internet access, and custom catering menus. The Experience Meetings concept and helpful staff will do everything to ensure all runs smoothly.
There really is no better offering than this. Where business meets pleasure, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence offers a truly immersive Cape Town city experience. With superb accommodation options, decadent dining, the best location in the city, and all the necessary amenities to ensure your stay is more than comfortable, this unique concept of modern living is one of the finest in the Mother City. So, turn your next business trip into a bleisure trip and you will see what all the fuss is about.
For more information, please visit www.radissonblu.com.