Radisson Hotels Expand Into Guinea

Radisson Hospitality has announced the signing of the first Radisson Blu Hotel in Conakry, Republic of Guinea.

Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden is part of Radisson Hotel Group, which has 90 hotels and more than 18,000 rooms in operation and under development in its African portfolio.

The signing of Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry has added another market to the fast-growing Radisson Hotel Group portfolio, bringing it to a total of 31 active African markets.

Scheduled to open in 2019, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Conakry will be the brand’s first property in the capital city of Guinea, an important hub within Francophone West Africa. The hotel will lead the upper upscale hotel market of Conakry with its prime location, accessibility, and international upper upscale branding.

The hotel will be ideally positioned near the city centre and will be surrounded by the Convention Centre, Palais du Peuple, the National Hospital and multiple embassies. Conakry International Airport will be less than 10km away.

With 123 bedrooms, the hotel will consist of five different room types – including two presidential suites. The food and drink offering will include all-day dining and specialty restaurants, a pool lounge and bar. The meeting & events area will offer more than 400sqm of space, consisting of four flexible meeting rooms – with the hotel also set to feature a spa, a fitness room and a swimming pool.

Erwan Garnier, Director, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “In ECOWAS, of which the Republic of Guinea forms part of, Radisson Hotel Group has 20+ hotels in operation and under development and is active in 9 of 16 countries. The region is overflowing with opportunity, to leverage these opportunities, we are executing a robust strategy to expand our presence in this market and already have each of our five Radisson Hotel Group brands in operation and under development here. The addition of Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry is aligned with this strategy and will most certainly strengthen our strategic position in West Africa.”

Serge Pereira, Chairman, from the owning company, Unicon Conakry, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group, introducing them to the Republic of Guinea, with the debut of the fastest growing hotel brand in Africa, their flagship brand, Radisson Blu. We look forward to bringing this premium hotel to Conakry, with its perfect location and stylish design, it will definitely lead the upper upscale market in the city.”

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