Rezidor Signs Radisson Blu in Rwanda

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 1 March 2010

Rezidor has added a new country - the 62nd - to its global portfolio with the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali in Rwanda. The property featuring 292 rooms is scheduled to open in 2012.

The new Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda is a future landmark and part of a massive, mixed-use development in the Rwandan capital. Rezidor will oversee the hotel and convention centre. Besides 292 guest rooms, services will comprise 6 food and beverage outlets, a spa and fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, and boutique retail shops. The adjacent convention centre will have a net floor area of 32,000 square metres, which includes a multipurpose arena with a capacity of up to 2,600 delegates, 7 sub-divisible conference rooms and 10 smaller meeting rooms.

The project is located between the city centre and Kigali International Airport. The surrounding area is one of the most popular areas of the capital and in proximity to key government offices including the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Court and Parliament.

 This signing symbolizes the new optimism investors have in Rwanda, and further underlines our strong commitment to Africa this emerging and promising continent is one of our key areas for future business development, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.

Rezidor has numerous hotels under development in African capital and major cities. In 2010 alone, the group plans the openings of Radisson Blu hotels in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Lagos (Nigeria), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Maputo (Mozambique) and Lusaka (Zambia). 

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