Carlson Rezidor opens second property in Dakar, Senegal
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its second hotel in Dakar, Senegal.
Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio is a 152-room hotel with a unique congress centre that will provide over 14,700 m2 of space for large scale exhibitions, conventions and events.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has 84 hotels and over 17,500+ rooms in operation and under development across the African continent.
Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “We are delighted to expand our presence in Dakar, one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities.
“The Diamniadio district, with its ambitious development plan, is most certainly the area to watch in Dakar and we are thrilled to be the first international hotel group to establish a presence here.”
The hotel is located within the future business district of Diamniadio, Dakar and the impressive master plan is currently under development, led by the presidency of Senegal.
The Radisson Hotel Dakar, Diamniadio is located just 20 kilometres from both the new International Airport of Dakar Blaise Diagne and the city centre has easy access via the new highway.
Andrew McLachlan, senior vice president, business development, Africa & Indian Ocean, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “Dakar is one of the largest MICE business hubs in Francophone west Africa, one of the many reasons we have earmarked Dakar as a city for scaled growth across our portfolio of brands within our African development strategy.”
The hotels meeting and events area consists of three spacious meeting rooms.
It is, however, part of a larger mixed used development which today includes a 14,700 m2 Dakar Congress Centre, offering the ideal solution for any meeting and event type.
In addition, an Expo Centre will be developed in the future, allowing the hotel to become one of the biggest meeting and events destinations in west Africa.