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As the official accommodation partner to The Herald Continental Cycle Tour, The Radisson Blu Hotel is looking forward to welcoming riders and visitors to Nelson Mandela Bay in celebrating the 33rd edition of this iconic race.

The internationally renowned hotel, which is perfectly situated right across the start and finish line of the race offers an ideal stay for all cyclists and travelling supporters. The Radisson Blu is once again offering preferential accommodation rates to all participants, who will be able to experience the energy and excitement of the weekend festival of cycling, as the hotel becomes a hive of activity with all professional cycling teams and race officials staying at the hotel enjoying exceptional staff hospitality and excellent facilities, which include free unlimited wifi, an in-house fitness centre, a pre/post race massage at their Amani Spa and access to the steam room on a complimentary basis as an added value. The Radisson Blu’s chef will be offering all riders and their families a special carbo-loading buffet at the Tabu restaurant inside the hotel. 

Team Alphabodyworks/Giant manager Hannes van der Walt said staying at the Radisson Blu was one of the best experiences he and his team have had – from the friendly staff to the comfortable rooms, great food and free wifi. 

He said they were looking forward to staying there again because, besides the five-star service, it made the logistics easier to handle as the race starts across the road and manager meetings are in the hotel. 

“We can just basically book in and relax and get ready for our race,” Van der Walt said. 
“It’s by far the most well organised race I have taken part in. We can’t wait to be back.”

“It is a great honour to be associated with one of Port Elizabeth’s most prestigious sporting events, especially being an international brand welcoming travellers from out of town locally and abroad,” Port Elizabeth’s Radisson Blu general manager Yashvir Jithoo said.

“Serving and taking care of guests is our core business. This is achieved by adhering to international standards to ensure that we create memorable moments.

“In true Radisson Blu style, cyclists are also able to download the Radisson One Touch App for any requests they might have prior, or during their stay, to ensure all guests are as comfortable as possible,” Jithoo said. 

Following last year’s event, he said the hotel had received incredibly positive feedback from The Herald Continental Cycle Tour athletes, so the Radisson Blu is really looking forward to welcoming them back, as well as meeting some new faces. 

“Our team is all set and ready to make every moment matter for our guests taking part in this year’s event. 

“We are privileged to be involved in an event of this magnitude again and would like to thank The Herald and Continental South Africa for once again partnering with us,” Jithoo said.