Africa: Radisson Group To Increase Hotel Portfolio in Nigeria by 50%, Set To Open Four New Properties By 2025

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Radisson Hotel Group, is set to increase its hotel portfolio in Nigeria by 50% targeting major cities of Abuja and Lagos even as the hotel brand is planning on opening four new hotels in the country by 2025.

Speaking in Lagos recently, Regional Director, Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, William McIntyre said the Nigeria a key market for the hospitality brand as it expands its reach across West Africa.

(L-R): Thys Van Der Merwe, General Manager Radisson Hotel Ikeja; Christophe Noel, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja; Rita Opiah, General Manager Park Inn by Radisson Serviced Apartments Victoria Island; William McIntyre, Regional Director Africa, Radisson Hotel Group; Ahmed Raza, General Manager Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Victoria Island and Saeed Salman, General Manager Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Abeokuta at the Hotel Networking event held recently by Radisson Hotel Group in Nigeria.

“Since opening our first hotel in Nigeria in 2011, the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos V.I. our portfolio has grown to nine properties open and under development in the country, five which are operating in Lagos and Abeokuta and spread across our award-winning upper upscale brand, Radisson Blu, the upscale Radisson brand and the upper midscale brand, Park Inn by Radisson.

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“Four properties are currently under development in Abuja and Lagos: Radisson Collection Hotel Ikoyi Lagos, Radisson Collection Hotel Emerald Grand Hotel & Spa, Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja City Centre and Radisson Hotel Abuja Gudu, all scheduled to open by 2025.

“According to our development team’s robust strategy for the country, our objective in Nigeria is to increase our portfolio by 50%, by 2025. The prime focus of expansion is the capital city of Abuja, followed by Lagos and Port Harcourt.

“We foresee developing each of our six brands in Nigeria which includes our newest Radisson Individuals brand to support potential conversions.

(L-R): Ahmed Tajudeen, Executive Director, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited; William McIntyre, Regional Director Africa, Radisson Hotel Group; and Kazeem Tajudeen, Executive Director, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited at the Hotel Networking event held recently in Lagos.

“These ambitious expansion plans and the success of our hotels in Nigeria, even through difficult periods, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, where our operational hotels in Nigeria continued to be leaders in the market, not only in the country, but in the continent, is only possible because of our wonderful partners and our passionate teams. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners for their continued trust and our team members for the endless hard work and dedication. This industry would not be what it is without you.

“I would also like to thank Christophe and his team for welcoming us so warmly and hosting us so graciously at the wonderful Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja.”

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