The Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre, OR Tambo Celebrated their 1st Year since they opened

The R950 million Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R Tambo located in the City of Ekurhuleni recently celebrated its 1st year since they opened for business. 

It is one of the key projects and catalysts towards the realisation of the City of Ekurhuleni’s 30-year Aerotropolis masterplan.

Mzwandile Masina, the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, said the new hotel is located in Bredell, just a 10-minute drive from Africa’s biggest and busiest OR Tambo International Airport.

“As a city, we are very excited that a global brand such as Radisson has chosen to be located in Ekurhuleni.

“This is testament to our growth potential as a region and drive to attract local and foreign investment, even during these difficult times, resulting from the Covid-19 global pandemic,” he said.

Zamani Letjane, Managing Director of Akani Properties, said the investment in the City of Ekurhuleni is a clear demonstration of their commitment to the future of the city as the next frontier of investment and development.

“As investors, we invest for the long term and greater good of society while generating sustainable returns for our clients,” said Letjane.

The development created approximately 1500 jobs during construction and more than 500 full-time operational jobs will be created at its peak operational performance, most of which will be sourced from the surrounding communities.

In honour of the longest-serving president of the African National Congress, Oliver Reginald Tambo and the proximity to the OR Tambo International Airport, the hotel has been named Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, OR Tambo with an official plaque unveiling by President Ramaphosa.

Rob van der Velden, the General Manager of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, OR Tambo said they are delighted to be working closely with the city and to be part of the exciting development of the Kempton area aligned with its “aerotropolis” vision.

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