Radisson Blu hotel to open in Abuja and five other hotels in Africa in 2024.
The Abuja hotel will be the group’s first hotel in the city, complementing the existing nine hotels in operation and under development in Nigeria.
Located in the heart of the central business district of Nigeria’s Federal Capital, the 258-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.
Some of the hotels in other parts of Africa are scheduled to open within the next six months following a re-branding as the hotel introduces Radisson Hotel Group’s premium lifestyle brand to Africa. The six new hotels will bring the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.
Building on the recent announcement of its reinforced African development team structure, the announcement of the six new hotels further demonstrates the Group’s commitment to the continent.
“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’ve identified for scaled growth. We thank our hotel partners for their invaluable trust in Radisson Hotel Group and its people,” said Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group.
Also Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey, Radisson Hotel Group, said of the announcement: “Our growth has been well balanced between green field projects and strategic take-overs of existing hotels. We aim to further accelerate our presence across the continent through conversions, especially as liquidity remains a critical challenge. We have revisited our brand architecture to enable us to quickly integrate existing hotels to our network. This strategy will be reinforced as our brands continue to demonstrate a better value proposition to our owners. Following our revised strategy, we believe we are now geared in providing solutions to the investment community for every type of asset, every segment and at every stage – from funding, to construction and repositioning.”
The six new hotel deals include: Radisson Collection Hotel Bamako, Mali, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo, Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa, Radisson Hotel & Apartments Accra, Ghana and Park Inn by Radisson, Durban Intl. Airport, Dube, South Africa.