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Radisson eyes seven new hotels in Africa

Global hospitality chain Radisson Hotel Group plans to further strengthen its African presence this year with at least seven hotel openings, adding over 1,400 rooms to the industry. These openings include the Group’s first hotel openings in Reunion Island and Ghana even as it expands its resort presence in Casablanca and Saidia in Morocco as well as in South Africa, Egypt and Tunisia markets.

In Kenya, the hospitality giant plans to open a new outlet, Radisson Hotel Nairobi Airport, in mid 2027. This will be the Group’s fourth hotel outlet in the country and first Radisson property in Kenya. The 200-room the property will be easily accessible to tourists as well as business travelers, the hotel said. It will also be 22km from Nairobi National Park, the only national park in the world in proximity to the city.

The new outlet’s meetings and events area will consist of a conference room, two meeting rooms, a board room and a business center.

Speaking at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi, Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group said: “we have led consistently the biggest market share for the last 36 months, translating to a commendable 15 percent growth on our African portfolio, year-on-year, placing us well on track to reach our objective of 150 hotels within the next five years from 100 hotels today”.

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