ADDIS ABABA – Radisson Hotel Group said it has secured five new hotels in four African cities including Addis Ababa to date this year, adding almost 600 rooms to its African portfolio.
It is a part of the Group’s 2025 objective to reach over 150 properties across Africa, up from almost 100 hotels today, said the hotel.
“Africa remains a key focus for us. We remain committed to unlocking its potential and to supporting its people with the many job creations that we contribute across the continent,” said Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Development Officer.
The Group aims to add more than a dozen hotels in 2022, reaching just over 100 hotels in operation and under development on the continent.
The signing of the five hotels comes after a record 2021 during which Radisson Hotel Group set a record with 14 hotel signings in countries such as Morocco, Djibouti, Ghana, and Zambia, adding over 2,500 rooms to its African portfolio.
“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we maintained strong growth momentum with numerous key milestones as we continue cementing our position as one of the leading operators on the continent with the most diverse portfolio across over 30 African countries,” Younes said.
The five new hotel signings in Q1 2022 span the continent from Ethiopia and Senegal to Tunisia and Ghana and stretch across the Group’s brand portfolio from the fast-growing upscale Radisson brand to the Group’s newest conversion brand, Radisson Individuals.
Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa Bole Airport is among the latest five hotel signings of the Radisson Hotel Group.
Currently under construction, the hotel is on track to open its doors in summer 2023, said the group, adding “It will be the first Radisson branded hotel in East Africa.”
The hotel is located 1.8km from the third largest airport hub in Africa and home to Ethiopian Airlines, Bole International Airport, and adjacent to the Ethiopia’s new national stadium which is still under construction.
The other four hotels are Radisson Resort Dakar Saly in Senegal; Radisson Hotel Sfax in Tunisia; La Maison Blanche Tunis, a member of Radisson Individuals; and Radisson Individuals in Accra, Ghana.
“Building on our strong portfolio of city hotels, we are focusing on resort destinations as well as expanding our footprint in new strategic markets.”said Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group.
“In addition to opening our first three hotels in Madagascar earlier this year, we will be opening hotels in South Sudan, Djibouti, Victoria Falls, and Ghana.”
Featured image caption: Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa Bole Exterior [Photo RHG]
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