Renowned hotel chain, Radisson Hotel Group, has announced the addition of 6 new hotels to its African outlets, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.
Speaking on this new development, Elie Younes, executive vice president & chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We believe in the vast potential of Africa. The addition of the six hotels, following the announcement of Radisson Hotel Saint Denis earlier this year, places us firmly on track to reach over 150 hotels in operation and under development across the continent within the next five years. The new hotel announcements include our debut in new markets, the introduction of additional brands and the strengthening of our presence in cities we have identified for scaled growth. We thank our hotel partners for their invaluable trust in Radisson Hotel Group and its people”.
The six hotels are
Currently undergoing renovation, it is set to open in 6 months. Radisson Blu Bamako boasts of 200 rooms and proximity to the city’s international airport.
Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja, Nigeria
Looking to open in 2024, it is the group’s first hotel in the city, but not in the country. Located in the heart of the central business district of Nigeria’s Federal Capital, the 225-room hotel will boast five different food and beverage outlets from a speciality restaurant and all-day-dining restaurant to a lobby bar & café, a picturesque pool terrace and a premium business class lounge. The leisure facilities will include a 555sqm wellness spa, a gym and a swimming pool to maintain guest’s wellness.
Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
This will be the hotel’s first outlet in Johannesburg, and it is set to open before the end of the year. Situated on a private estate in Bredell, Kempton Park, the hotel is approximately 10-minutes drive away from the O.R. Tambo International airport.
In addition to its 289 rooms, the newly built hotel will offer an array of dining options, including four restaurants, three bars, an entertainment deck, and, an executive lounge.
Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa
This would be the hotel’s 5th outlet in the country and is scheduled to open in 2021. Built just 4km from Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Bole International Airport terminal, the 114-room hotel will boast a wide variety of food and drink outlets. These will offer guests a truly local experience in a traditional Ethiopian setting, as well as appease international taste buds.
Radisson Hotel and Apartments Accra, Ghana
The hotel, scheduled to open in 2023, is a full renovation of an existing 121-room hotel and construction of an additional tower that will offer 54 hotel apartments, creating a mixed-use development.
From an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar and rooftop restaurant, bar and pool terrace, every culinary preference will be catered for. The versatile meeting and events facilities are made up of 12 different venues. The hotel will also include a gym, spa and swimming pool.
Park Inn by Radisson, Durban Intl. Airport Dube, South Africa
The newly-built hotel introduces the upper-midscale Park Inn by Radisson brand to Durban and joins the company’s current portfolio of 15 hotels (3,007 rooms) in operation and under development in the country.
The 168-room hotel, scheduled to open in 2022, will have a lobby bar, rooftop all-day dining restaurant and rooftop pool terrace with eight different meeting & event venues.
Source: Business Day