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October 1, 2015

Carlson Rezidor expands its presence in Africa

Carlson Rezidor is set to open the first Radisson Blu Residence in Nairobi / Kenya, continuing its presence in Africa.

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Carlson Rezidor is set to open the first Radisson Blu Residence in Nairobi / Kenya, continuing its presence in Africa.

The latest development marks Carlson Rezidor’s third project in Nairobi and the group’s fifth Radisson Blu residence in Africa.

Scheduled to open next year, the new property with 123 units will be located adjacent to the State House.

Rezidor president Wolfgang M Neumann said: "Driven by economic growth, rapid urbanisation and favourable demographics, and facing an undersupply of quality hotel rooms, Africa offers huge opportunities for growth.

"It plays a key role in our long-term strategy targeting asset light and sustainable growth in EMEA and particularly in emerging markets."

"Driven by economic growth, rapid urbanisation and favourable demographics, and facing an undersupply of quality hotel rooms, Africa offers huge opportunities for growth."

Currently, Radisson Blu has the largest pipeline of hotels and rooms under development on the continent, the company stated.

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The company are also present in Africa with other brands such as Park Inn, Quorvus Collection and Radisson Red.

Neumann said: "We want to be a leading player in the travel and tourism sector across the continent, constantly driving value for our owners, guests and employees."

In August, Carlson announced its plan to expand its presence in India with the signing of three new hotels in the north, south and western parts of the country.

One of the three hotels will be Radisson Blu Kochi Elamkulam, the brand’s first hotel in Kerala, which is set to open in December.

Carlson Rezidor will also be opening the 158-room Radisson Resort Mahabaleshwar in the first quarter of 2019.

The third property, Radisson Gurgaon Sohna Road, is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018.


Image: The Radisson Blu Residence in Nairobi, Africa. Photo: courtesy of the Rezidor Hotel Group.

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