Radisson Hotel Group expands its African portfolio

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Published on 08/04/22 - Updated on 08/04/22

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Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious African growth and development plan with five new hotel signings, adding almost 600 rooms to its African portfolio.

In 2021, Radisson Hotel Group signed for 14 hotel in countries such as Morocco, Djibouti, Ghana, and Zambia, adding over 2,500 rooms to its African portfolio. The Group’s momentous growth is aligned with its 2025 objective to reach over 150 properties across Africa. In 2022, the Group aims to add more than a dozen hotels.

Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa Bole Airport, Ethiopia

Currently under construction, this hotel is set to open in summer 2023. It will be the first Radisson branded hotel in East Africa. It is located near from the third largest airport hub in Africa, Bole International Airport, home to the Africa’s largest airline. The property is also adjacent to the country’s new national stadium which is still under construction.

Radisson Resort Dakar Saly, Senegal

The hotel is located in Saly, a popular seaside resort in Senegal and the Sub-Saharan region. It will be the first Radisson resort in Africa and the second Radisson branded property in Senegal when it opens its doors in 2024. Radisson Resort Dakar Saly offers easy access to the Blaise Diagne International Airport of Dakar, the city center of the capital, and the community of Diamniadio via a brand-new highway.

Radisson Hotel Sfax, Tunisia

The hotel will be the first and only internationally branded upscale hotel in the city. It will open in Q2 2022 and feature standard rooms and suites from Junior to Presidential. It will be located in the city center, adjacent to the Port of Sfax, the most important trade port of the country, and a 20-minute drive from Sfax-Thyna International Airport.

La Maison Blanche Tunis, a member of Radisson Individuals

This hotel already exists in Tunis but it will undergo a full renovation prior to re-opening its doors in January 2023 as a member of Radisson Individuals. La Maison Blanche Tunis joins the Group’s existing two hotels in operation and three under development in Tunisia, with a total of almost 1,000 rooms. The hotel is not far from Tunis-Carthage International Airport, and near to Tunis Train Station.

Number One Oxford Street Hotel & Suites, a member of Radisson Individuals in Accra, Ghana

The property is set to open in Q2 2022. It will feature various rooms and suites, including a three-bedroom penthouse and a premium presidential suite, as well as serviced apartments offering a separate living room, balcony, and fully furnished kitchen. This will be the Group’s third property in Accra and the first of two Radisson Individuals hotels to open in Ghana. Located in the Osu neighborhood, the hotel will be close to Accra’s financial business district and government ministries. 

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. 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. In 2022, we aim to add a dozen hotels to our portfolio across the continent resulting in surpassing the 100 hotels in operation and under development mark and eventually aim to achieve 150 hotels by 2025. 

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Development Officer 

Our ambition is to continue growing in markets in which we operate already and enter new markets with our core brands. Building on our strong portfolio of city hotels, we are focusing on resort destinations as well as expanding our footprint in new strategic markets. 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. Conversions will remain a priority and we will continue innovating our business approach with relevant and tailored solutions to adapt to changing market conditions.

Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group

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