Tourism: Radisson Hotel Group Plans West Africa Expansion, Targets 25 Hotel Openings in 3yrs

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L-R: Thys Van Der Merwe, General Manager Radisson Hotel Lagos Ikeja; Salman Saeed, General Manager Park Inn by Radisson Abeokuta; Bert Fol, Regional Director Africa, Radisson Hotel Group; Rita Opiah, General Manager Park Inn by Radisson Serviced Apartments Lagos Victoria Island; Christophe Noel, General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja; Ahmed Raza, General Manager, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Lagos Victoria Island at a media networking event held by Radisson Hotel Group recently in Lagos.

Global hospitality firm, Radisson Hotel Group is set to expand its facility in the West African region with additional 25 hotels in the next three years.

The hotel group which presently has 25 hotels in the region we aim to reach 50 hotels by 2025, which means 5 hotels a year in the next three years.

According to a press release by the Radisson, its African portfolio consists of almost 100 hotels in operation and under development adding that its 2022 objective is to add a dozen hotels and over 2000 rooms to the African portfolio.

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It stated that its 2025 Objective is to reach 150 hotels by 2025 noting that 15 hotel openings is planned across Africa in countries such as Madagascar, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Ghana, South Sudan, Reunion Island and Zambia.

L-R: Thys Van Der Merwe, General Manager Radisson Hotel Lagos Ikeja; Salman Saeed, General Manager Park Inn by Radisson Abeokuta; Bert Fol, Regional Director Africa, Radisson Hotel Group; Rita Opiah, General Manager Park Inn by Radisson Serviced Apartments Lagos Victoria Island; Christophe Noel, General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja; Ahmed Raza, General Manager, Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Lagos Victoria Island at a media networking event held by Radisson Hotel Group recently in Lagos.

The hospitality brand further pointed out that Nigeria remains a key market for Radisson Hotel Group as it expands its reach across West Africa.

“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.

“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.

“Development strategy: RHG’s objective in Nigeria is to increase our portfolio by at least 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”

 

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