Radisson Hotel Group Accelerates Its African Expansion Plan
Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group commenced the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), announcing the signing of 10 news hotels in Africa during 2018, accelerating its expansion across the continent.
Radisson Hotel Group’s growth strategy in Africa is a key initiative in Destination 2022, the Group’s five-year strategic operating plan, with the goal of becoming one of the top three hotel companies in the world. The Group has 90 hotels and 18,000+ rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries, and plans to reach 130 hotels and 23,000+ rooms in Africa by 2022.
Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice President, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We are thrilled to be announcing 10 new hotel deals in just nine months, which equates to at least one new signing every month. Each signing is strategically aligned to deliver our five-year development plan, through new market entries, the introduction of new brands and delivering scaled growth in Africa’s key destinations. So far this year, we will be adding 1,300+ rooms to our portfolio in Africa and plan to continue this accelerated growth through further expansion in key markets across this this flourishing continent.”
In addition to the Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau and Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka Longacres hotels announced earlier this year, the remaining eight new hotel deals include:
Radisson Collection Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria
Radisson Collection, the Group’s premium lifestyle collection of exceptional hotel properties in unique locations makes its debut in Ikoyi, Lagos and is the 3rd Radisson Collection hotel in Africa. This luxury hotel will be situated in a prestigious upscale area within Lagos Island, at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the hotel will feature 165 rooms, including contemporary standard and executive rooms and a presidential suite. The hotel will have an extensive food and drink offering with six different outlets designed for memorable dining experiences, including all-day dining and specialty restaurants as well as a lobby café and three bars which will create a vibrant social scene. The hotel will feature an extensive meetings and events area, consisting of eight different outlets that can host over 400 people. The social spaces will include a spa, gym and pool.
Radisson Hotel Lagos Ikeja, Nigeria
Introducing the first Radisson branded hotel to Nigeria, the upscale brand that delivers personalized service in stylish and contemporary spaces.
Located in Ikeja, the capital of the Lagos State, the hotel is situated on Mobolaji Anthony Highway, a main highway linking Ikeja with the rest of Lagos. The international airport, which accounts for 50% of all air traffic in Nigeria is located 1km from the hotel.
The hotel has 92 rooms which includes standard and deluxe rooms as well as suites designed to delight the senses. It also features three different, locally inspired food and drink outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant, bar and pool terrace. The meeting & events area, will include three different outlets and a business centre. In addition, the hotel features an special lounge for airline crew, a spa, gym and swimming pool.
Park Inn by Radisson Serviced Apartment Lagos VI, Nigeria
Also making its debut in Lagos is the fast-growing upper midscale brand, Park Inn by Radisson, which will open serviced apartments, located just off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, the main boulevard within Victoria Island.
Comprising of 55 contemporary hotel apartments, the hotel will also offer four food and drink outlets made up of an all-day dining restaurant, bar and two outdoor terraces. The meeting and events areas consists of three flexible meeting rooms covering 120 sqm. Leisure facilities include a gym and a swimming pool.
Radisson RED Hotel Abidjan, Ivory Coast
The Radisson RED Hotel Abidjan is Radisson Hotel Group’s second Radisson RED signing in Africa and will be the first upscale lifestyle hotel in Abidjan, a major capital city in Africa. The hotel will be located on Boulevard de Gaulle, on the edge of the lagoon in Plateau, the premier business district of Francophone West Africa, and the ideal urban location for a brand that takes a playful twist on the conventional.
The new-built hotel, scheduled to open in 2021, will have 165 rooms comprising of standard rooms and suites with bold wall graphics and a design with attitude. The hotel’s food offering will include a Redeli, a premium deli with the soul of a bar as well as a OuiBar, rooftop bar and terrace with panoramic city and ocean views. The leisure facilities will include a rooftop swimming pool and a fully equipped gym, creating a buzzing interactive social scene. The meeting and events space area will break tradition with a modern event studio and four reading rooms.
Radisson Blu Hotel Casablanca
As the fastest growing hotel brand in Africa, Radisson Blu, will enter Africa’s number one financial hub, Casablanca, with the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Casablanca in 2019. The hotel will be situated in the city’s business district and on the doorstep of major attractions such as the enchanting Old Medina (old town), Casablanca Marina and Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world.
The new-build hotel will feature 120 rooms, with a mix of stylish standard rooms and suites. Drawing inspiration from local cuisine, the food and drink outlets will include a restaurant and two bars, with leisure facilities consisting of a fully-equipped gym and beauty salon. The hotel’s extensive meeting space will be built over an area of 456m².
Park Inn by Radisson Tunis
Radisson Hotel Group enters the capital and largest city of Tunisia with the Park Inn by Radisson Tunis. The hotel will be located in the bustling city centre, just 5km from the Tunis-Carthage International Airport, with easy access to the highway. It is also walking distance from the Tunis Train Station and the business district of Avenue Habib Bourguiba and Avenue Mohamed V. The Medina with over 700 monuments, palaces, mausoleums and the Great Mosque is just 1.5km away from the hotel.
The hotel will feature 102 rooms, with a mix of standard rooms and suites. The food and drink options will include a restaurant and a rooftop bar, while the leisure facilities will include a gym. The hotel will be well equipped for meetings and events with an extensive meeting space, which will be built over an area of 261m² and comprise of three conference rooms, three meeting rooms and a boardroom.
Radisson Blu Hotel Niamey, Niger
Entering a new African market, the new-build Radisson Blu Hotel, Niamey will open in 2019. Niger, the capital city of Niger and a hub in Francophone West Africa is part of ECOWAS as well and will strengthen Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic position in West Africa. The hotel will lead the market as Niamey as it fills the void of quality internationally branded hotels in the region.
The 196-room hotel will include five different rooms types, including stylish presidential and royal suites. The food and drink outlets will also offer a variety of choice including two restaurants, two bars and an executive lounge. The extensive meeting and events area will span over an area of 1252m², including a conference room, business centre and various meeting rooms. The hotel will also feature a spa, fitness room and swimming pool.
Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Radisson Blu enters Conakry, the capital city of Guinea and the hub of Francophone West Africa and is scheduled to open in 2019. The hotel will lead the upper upscale hotel market of Conakry with its prime location, accessibility, and international upper upscale branding.
The hotel is ideally positioned next to the city centre and is surrounded by the Convention Centre, Palais du Peuple, the National Hospital and multiple embassies. The Conakry International Airport is less than 10km away.
The hotel features 123 bedrooms, consisting of five different room types, including two presidential suites. The food and drink offering includes an all-day dining and specialty restaurants, a pool lounge and bar. The meeting and events area expands over 415m² consisting of four flexible meeting rooms. The hotel will also feature a spa, a fitness room and a swimming pool.