Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town
While Cape Town has over a million tourists visiting its shores each year for adventure-filled holidays, there has also been a massive increase in business travellers to the Mother City.
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, accordingly, hotels are ensuring that their services take this trend into consideration. 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 it now ranks in the top-40 destinations for business travel in the world. So, if you’re in the global business trade, and you haven’t yet been to the Mother City, chances are you’re going to find yourself on its beautiful shores sooner than you may think.
In view of this growing trend, world-class hotels offering travellers the very best in business and leisure accommodation options are popping up left, right and centre around the city. Few, however, offer as excellent a range of first-class services appealing to the bleisure tourist as the stylish Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town. Located smack bang in the heart of the city, this architecturally stunning building is a landmark, providing easy access to some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
The expansive inner-city hotel offers 226 stylish rooms, including a number of sophisticated self-catering apartments and a luxury penthouse – all with beautiful views of the harbour, mountain, city or sea. All the rooms on offer come equipped with upscale amenities and elegant interiors.
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 one’s head down after a long day. Choose
between the one-bedroom, two-bedroom (from 40 – 88 m²) or any of the eight sensational penthouse apartments (165 – 407 m²), and make your stay in the city a 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 is great. Guests can shop at the local markets and prepare meals 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.
Dining at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town is an all-day affair, so there’s no need to venture far, should you feel like taking the night or day off from cooking. Savour an incredible breakfast buffet from The Stratus Room whilst gazing over the city below. This contemporary café has a warm ambience and is also a great option for lunch or dinner meetings. The menu is international, but has some firm local favourites like Cape Malay Chicken Curry, Ostrich Bobotie and Tomato Bredie, amongst others.
For those looking to enjoy a bite, morning coffee or evening cocktail around the hotel’s sparkling pool – again with sweeping views of the city below – the Ghibli Bar and Pool Terrace offers lighter lunch options and delicious gourmet pizzas. Inside the hotel, the Sea Street Bar and Lounge with its pub-style menu is the perfect meeting spot for friends or colleagues. All food options are also available from room service.
Services are second to none at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town, and staff go out of their way to ensure all guests are well taken care of. With a 24hour concierge desk and room service, as well as babysitting services, boutique shopping, shuttles, and even secretarial services, you will find that the Radisson has thought of it all. For guests that would like to maintain their exercise regimes whilst travelling, the hotel also comes complete with a fully equipped fitness centre.
Conducting business within the walls of this elegant hotel is easy and convenient thanks to five meeting rooms and two executive boardrooms, all providing everything one would need for a successful and productive event. The spaces all boast natural light, climate control, free highspeed internet access, and custom catering menus – not to mention helpful staff who will do everything to ensure that your event runs smoothly.
There really isn’t a better offering than this. Where business meets pleasure, the Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town offers a truly immersive Cape Town city experience. With superb accommodation options, delicious dining, the best location in the city and all the necessary amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable, this unique concept of modern living is one of the Mother City’s finest. So, turn your next business trip into a “bleisure” trip, and discover what all the fuss is about.
For more information, please visit www.radissonblu.com.