Dale Simpson

Curator - Radisson Red


Curating the perfect hotel experience.

Meet Dale Simpson is the man behind one of arguably the most exciting hotels to be launched in South Africa in 2017: The Radisson RED in Cape Town.

Dale Simpson has been in the hospitality industry for 15 years and nine of those with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “I was involved in opening the first Hotel Missoni in 2009 before moving to their Radisson Blu brand in 2013 as an Operations Manager,” he says.

He landed his first GM role was at the five-star G&V Royal Mile Hotel In Edinburgh, Scotland, and then in 2016 he moved to the group’s head office in Brussels, Belgium, Corporate Director of Food & Drink – and it was there that he supported the opening the world’s first Radisson RED.

The success of the new brand in Brussels was followed by launches in Minneapolis, USA, and Campinas, Brazil. Then Dale was offered the opportunity to move from Brussels to Cape Town in January 2017 to open the first Radisson RED in Africa.