Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton scooped one of the awards. Picture: Supplied.

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the world, scooped 7 winning trophies at the coveted World Luxury Hotel Awards. The awards took place in Switzerland on December 2.

In the continent category, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, located in the heart of Johannesburg’s upscale business district, won the Luxury City Hotel Award. Also in this category, the stylish Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis in Egypt was awarded the Luxury Eco/Green Hotel, which was the first hotel in Egypt to be awarded the Green key label in recognition of its role in actively protecting the environment of the planet.

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton was awarded South Africa’s Luxury Business Hotel and Luxury Hotel and Conference Centre. Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Maputo received three awards, as Mozambique’s Luxury Business Hotel, the Regional Southern Africa Luxury Modern Hotel and Luxury Banquet/Event Hotel.

Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said that they were honoured four of their hotels in Africa taking home the awards.

“It is humbling to receive this global recognition of sustained commitment to excellence in hospitality and wonderful recognition for our hotel teams,” said Cordon.