Park Inn by Radisson announced the opening of its first property in Polokwane, South Africa, on Valentine's Day. The Park Inn Polokwane is the ninth hotel in country by The Rezidor Hotel Group, recognised as one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world.

Located in Limpopo, the country's northernmost province, the hotel's proximity to the neighboring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, as well as a convenient distance from Kruger National Park, make it the ideal regional gateway to South Africa.

"With the opening, our dynamic midscale brand is further establishing its global footprint," commented Rezidor's Area Vice President Marc Descrozaille. "This is our fourth Park Inn by Radisson, signaling our ambitions to grow the mid-market hotel segment in Africa."

The hotel has 160 rooms with full-length windows to let in plenty of natural light and views to serene gardens. It is only 9km from Polokwane International Airport and 3km from city centre of the Limpopo capital. Other facilities include a bespoke Smart Meetings & Events concept in three versatile event rooms that can seat up to 100 delegates. It offers free high-speed WiFi access throughout the hotel.

The new hotel's all-day dining Live-Inn Room Restaurant provides a lively, welcoming experience to relish multicultural cuisine, incorporating the brand's international flair with a unique African twist. In addition, the hotel also features an open plan bar that leads to the terrace and outdoor pool.

Nisha MacDougall, new General Manager said: "My team and I are proud to bring a brand that adds color to life to Polokwane. We are looking forward to delivering a fresh, energetic and vibrant hospitality experience to our guests. We welcome the world to Polokwane to enjoy colorful moments and enjoy the best of South Africa."

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The Rezidor Hotel Group is a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which features a portfolio of approximately 475 hotels in operation or under development with 104,000 rooms in more than 80 countries.

Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014, and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury) brands. Since 2016, Rezidor has owned 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was awarded one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd.—a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance, and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016. The corporate office of The Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

Park Inn® by Radisson is described by the operator as "a fresh and energetic mid-market hotel brand offering friendly and welcoming hospitality at a competitive price."
It has more than 140 hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. To attract a mix of business and leisure travellers, the brand offers guests a variety of relevant amenities called “Park Inn Essentials.” Some of these include complimentary high-speed Internet access, fitness and business centers, restaurants or complimentary lite “grab and go” breakfasts.