Radisson Hotel Group announces a record year in Africa with 13 signings

AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has announced a hotel expansion record in Africa with 13 signings to date, translating to a new hotel signed every 20 days. The Group’s expansion drive, adding 2,500 rooms to its African portfolio, includes the announcement of nine hotels in Morocco, the Group’s debut in Djibouti and the introduction of the Radisson Individuals brand in Africa.  Adding to this expansion milestone, the Group has also opened five hotels to date in 2021, including Africa’s second Radisson RED in South Africa and four Radisson Blu resort…

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Radisson Hotel Group unveils its 16th hotel in South Africa with the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg

SOUTH AFRICA – Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg as part of the Group’s ambitious expansion plan in South Africa. Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel boosts the Group’s South African portfolio to 16 hotels in operation and under development and also places the Group firmly on track to reach its ambition of 150 hotels in operation and under development across Africa within the next five years. Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa and Turkey of Radisson Hotel Group said: “South Africa…

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Radisson Group partners Madaef to launch seven Moroccan hotels

MOROCCO – Radisson Hotel Group has partnered with Madaëf to announce the signing of seven Moroccan hotels which will be located in renowned tourist areas, Al Hoceima, Saïdia and Taghazout. The new portfolio consisting of resorts and residences will add over 1600 rooms bringing the Group’s Moroccan portfolio to 10 hotels, fast-tracking its strategy to reach 15 hotels in operation and under development in the country by 2025. “We are delighted to announce this portfolio of seven new hotels, as it not only accelerates our growing presence in Morocco, but…

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Radisson Hotel Group partners with Salaam Properties to debut in Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Djibouti, marking the Group’s entry into the country and brings its East African portfolio to 18 hotels and over 2,700 rooms in operation and under development, strengthening its strategic position in the region. This new signing further underscores the Group’ presence as the hotel company active in the most countries on the African continent with close to 100 hotels in operation and under development. The new-build 144-room hotel, scheduled to open in 2024, will comprise not only of…

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Radisson Hotel Group debuts third hotel in Morocco – Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle

MOROCO – Radisson Hotel Group has announced the debut of its second brand and third hotel in Morocco with the signing of Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle in partnership with Al Hoceinia Hospitality. With construction already underway, the hotel is scheduled to open in 2023 and will consist of 133 guestrooms and suites. Located in the heart of Casablanca’s vibrant and exclusive Gauthier district, one of the prominent corporate, financial and entertainment districts, Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle is just 2.5 km from the glistening La Corniche, the…

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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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