Radisson Blu celebrates a decade as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe, confirms 16 new signings in EMEA

WORLD – Radisson Hotel Group is celebrating Radisson Blu’s reconfirmed position as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe for the past decade and continues its successful portfolio growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa with over 2,000 rooms and 16 signings added to the Group’s portfolio in quarter 1. In a year of historic challenges, Radisson Hotel Group has remained actively committed to its five-year development plan to be recognized as one of the top hotel brands in the world and the brand of choice for owners, guests, and…

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Radisson RED in Rosebank appoints Carly de Jong as General Manager

SOUTH AFRICA – Radisson RED hotel in Rosebank South Africa has appointed Carly de Jong as general manager. The hotel announced that De Jong would be the hotel’s “curator”, as the brand refers to her position. This is the second Radisson RED Hotel on the continent; the first having been opened in Cape Town in 2017. “I’m excited to bring the Radisson RED experience to Johannesburg. As a hotel built on celebrating culture, I could not imagine a better place for us to be situated than in Rosebank, a few…

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Radisson Hotel Group arrives in Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site

ZAMBIA – Radisson Hotel Group has announce its first resort and third hotel in Zambia, with the signing of Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-oa-Tunya, Livingstone, Zambia. The new signing is due to open by the end of 2022 with the new addition placing the Group firmly on track to achieving its objective of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025. The new unit is nestled on the banks of one of Africa’s longest rivers, the Zambezi, in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 5 kilometres south of the historic…

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Radisson Hotel Group continues with Africa expansion despite Covid-19 challenges

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group has made Africa the centre of its growth strategy and aims to reach around 150 hotels in operation and under development by 2025. Ahead of its five-year plan, the company continues its transformation and seeks to cement its leadership across the continent but also aims to be recognized as one of the top three hotel brands in the world. During 2020, the group was able to increase its African portfolio with nine hotel signings, resulting in an addition of more than 1,600 rooms, further reinforcing…

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Hotel chains grow in Africa despite COVID-19

AFRICA —Africa’s tourism sector has suffered in the face of the coronavirus but the world’s biggest hotel chains remain committed to the continent. Major hotel chains, from Marriott International  to Radisson Hotel Group and Paris-based Accor, Europe’s largest hotel company, say their African businesses are not only holding up, they are determined to stay on track with, if not grow, their footprints. The companies see sub-Saharan Africa as underserved and underdeveloped in terms of hotels and predict that demand for both business and leisure travel will grow once the pandemic abates. “I haven’t…

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Radisson Group opens new hotel in Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group is on track to open its new twelfth hotel in South Africa with the unveiling of the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg which will be launched at OR Tambo International Airport in October. The group first entered the South African market in 2000 and has since grown its portfolio in the country to 16 hotels in operation and under development, ranging from midscale to upscale properties across four brands. The brands comprise Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson, Radisson Blu and the lifestyle concept…

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Radisson Group pushes ahead with its expansion strategy with addition of six new hotels

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group is set to add six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets. The addition of the new properties in Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and two in South Africa means it will go ahead expansion strategy on the continent despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In Mali, the hotel is scheduled to open Radisson Collection Hotel Bamako within the next six months following a rebranding. The hotel introduces Radisson Hotel Group’s premium lifestyle brand to Africa as the…

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Radisson Group makes new appointments for Africa and the Sub-Saharan

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler, Senior Director, Development for Sub-Sahara, as the group continues to increase its presence and renews its commitment to Africa Radisson Hotel Group is one of the largest hotel groups in Africa with almost 100 hotels in operation and under development, and with the ambition to grow its presence across the continent to over 150 hotels by 2025. Based in Dubai, Ramsay Rankoussi has been with the company for more than…

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