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Radisson Hotel Group has announced in a statement that it would add six new hotels to its African portfolio, making it a total of almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.

Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria will be hosting one of the six new hotels and Radisson has promised that it will be the first in the city as it would compete highly with Transcorp Hilton which has enjoyed huge patronage of the high and mighty in Abuja.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja City Centre will be located in the heart of the central business district of Abuja. This 258-room hotel will host five different food and beverage outlets from a speciality restaurant and all-day-dining restaurant to a Lobby Bar & Café, a picturesque pool terrace and a premium business class lounge.

Scheduled to open in 2024, the hotel will complement the existing nine hotels in operation and under development in Nigeria. Its leisure facilities will include a 555sqm wellness spa, a gym and a swimming pool to maintain guest’s wellness.

Elie Younes, the Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Radisson Hotel Group said, “We believe in the vast potential of Africa. The addition of the six hotels, following the announcement of Radisson Hotel Saint Denis earlier this year, places us firmly on track to reach over 150 hotels in operation and under development across the continent within the next five years.

“The new hotel announcements include our debut in new markets, the introduction of additional brands and the strengthening of our presence in cities we’ve identified for scaled growth.

“We thank our hotel partners for their invaluable trust in Radisson Hotel Group and its people.”

Mr Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group also stated, “Our growth has been well balanced between greenfield projects and strategic take-overs of existing hotels.

“We aim to further accelerate our presence across the continent through conversions, especially as liquidity remains a critical challenge. We have revisited our brand architecture to enable us to quickly integrate existing hotels to our network.

“This strategy will be reinforced as our brands continue to demonstrate a better value proposition to our owners.

“Following our revised strategy, we believe we are now geared in providing solutions to the investment community for every type of asset, every segment and at every stage – from funding to construction and repositioning.”

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