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.

In Flight Magazine - - IN THIS IS­SUE - { TEXT: KAYLA CLOETE | IM­AGES © RADIS­SON BLU }

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.

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