Radisson Hotel Group has increased investments in Africa with six additional hotels. The six hotels will be in Mali, Nigeria, South Africa (2), Ethiopia, and Ghana.
This brings its cumulative total of 32 countries in Africa with a total of over 100 hotels. The Africa Report says the group aims to have 150 hotels within five years in its African portfolio.
“We aim to further accelerate our presence across the continent through conversions, especially as liquidity remains a critical challenge,” said Ramsay Rankoussi, Radisson’s vice president for development in Africa and Turkey.
“We have revisited our brand architecture to enable us to quickly integrate existing hotels to our network.”
In Mali, Radisson Collection Hotel Bamako is scheduled to open within the next six months following a re-branding. With the introduction of Radisson Collection in the city, the existing Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako is expected to commence a full renovation program towards the year-end.
In Nigeria, the Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja City Centre is scheduled to open in 2024.
In South Africa, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo is scheduled to open before year-end. The hotel will introduce the Group’s upscale Radisson brand to Johannesburg.
The group has also opened Park Inn in Durban Intl. Airport, Dube.
“It (Park Inn) will also complement the national business circuit with a Park Inn by Radisson in each of the three major cities of South Africa (Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg),” says the group.
Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa is Radisson Hotel Group’s fifth hotel in Ethiopia, scheduled to open in 2021.
Radisson Hotel & Apartments Accra, Ghana, is scheduled to open in 2023, is a full renovation of an existing 121 room hotel and construction of an additional tower that will offer 54 hotel apartments, creating a mixed-use development.