AHIF 2016: Carlson Rezidor reveals accelerated African expansion

AHIF 2016: Carlson Rezidor reveals accelerated African expansion

Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa.

The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa.

The group is also entering 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the Indian Ocean Islands.

This hotel group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide with over 1,400 hotels in 115 countries.

Speaking at the opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, Wolfgang Neumann, president of The Rezidor Hotel Group said: “Africa is Rezidor’s biggest growth market.

“Our group’s total portfolio comprises 69 hotels in 28 countries, with over 15,000 rooms in operation or under development.

“Radisson Blu leads the way with more hotel rooms under development than any of the other 85+ hotel brands active in Africa today.

“Our ambition is to be the leading player in the travel and tourism sector across the continent.”

Carlson Rezidor’s has announced the signing of its first Quorvus Collection in Africa: the five-star, 244-room luxury Emerald Grand Hotel & Spa in Lagos, Nigeria.

The group also signed a new Radisson Blu Hotel Harare in Zimbabwe (245 rooms), a Radisson Blu Hotel in Durban Umhlanga (207 rooms) and a Park Inn by Radisson in Quatre Bornes, the new commercial hub of Mauritius.

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum is hosted by the Government of Togo and focuses on hotel development and finance in Africa.