Radisson adds seven new hotels in Africa in 1H2023, maintaining growth momentum across continent

4 July, 2023

Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious growth in Africa with the signing of seven new hotels, adding over 1,400 rooms to its African portfolio.

The new hotels expand the Group’s brands, spanning from upscale to premium luxury lifestyle with a new market entry in Gambia and the introduction of new brands in key markets with the first Radisson Collection in Nigeria and Egypt, the first Radisson RED hotel in Nigeria, and the introduction of the Radisson brand in Kenya.

Radisson adds first properties in Ghana and Reunion Island

As one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in Africa, Radisson Hotel Group plans to further strengthen its robust African presence this year beyond signings with at least seven hotel openings and over 1,400 rooms.

These openings include the Group’s first hotel openings in Reunion Island and Ghana and expanding its resort presence in Casablanca and Saidia in Morocco as well as in South Africa, Egypt and Tunisia.

New properties span upscale to premium luxury lifestyle sectors

The new properties comprise:

Radisson Collection Resort, Marsa Alam Port Phoenice

Scheduled to open in early 2025, the resort, which introduces Egypt to the Group’s premium lifestyle brand, Radisson Collection, will be situated in Port Phoenice on the Red Sea, a waterfront premier integrated resort community boasting luxury residents, golf estates, water activities, retail centres, hospitals, and schools and is easily accessible from Marsa Alam International Airport (only 35 minutes’ drive away).

The newly built resort will comprise of 294 rooms, including 20 suites, curated with a mix of Mediterranean and Italian architecture. The resort will offer a lobby lounge, one all-day dining restaurant, one high-end specialty restaurant, as well as a beach restaurant, and a beach bar.

Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja

The new-build, 249 room hotel will be Abuja’s first luxury hotel and will expand the Group’s portfolio in Nigeria further as the country’s third Radisson Collection hotel and the premium lifestyle brand's debut in Abuja.

The hotel will have an expansive range of rooms, from standard rooms and apartments to lofts and presidential suites. Spanning across almost 3000 square meters, the meeting spaces will consist of a dividable conference hall, five meeting rooms, a board room, as well as a pre-function area.

Located next to the Presidential Palace in Maitama District, one of the most sought after and exclusive areas in Abuja, the hotel will be a 45-minute drive from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the country’s second busiest airport after Lagos.

Radisson Blu Beach Resort & Spa, Banjul

The new-build, 462 room hotel currently under construction, marks the Group’s debut in Gambia as the first internationally branded hotel in the country. Scheduled to open early 2025, the resort will be located in the Bijilo region in Banjul, the country’s capital city, and occupy a prime location spanning over 17 hectares with direct access to the ocean.

The resort will offer large, contemporary rooms, presidential apartments, and royal villas as well as five food and beverage outlets, including a cocktail bar, an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, poolside restaurant and beach bar.

The 3,025 square meter meetings and events space with beach access, will consist of a conference hall, 12 meeting rooms, conference room, board rooms, reception, pre-function area, and a banquet showroom.

Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja CBD

Following the recent signing of Radisson Collection Abuja, Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja CBD is the first Radisson Blu hotel in Nigeria’s capital city, the Group’s 10th hotel and 3rd Radisson Blu in Nigeria.

The 104-room hotel, scheduled to open early-2025, will be in Abuja’s Central Business District (CBD), 45 minutes from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

The hotel will have a piano bar and an all-day dining restaurant along with fitness and wellness facilities and 245 square meters of meetings and events spaces.

Radisson RED Lagos VI

Expanding the Group’s presence in Nigeria further as its 11th hotel in the country and 7th hotel in operation and under development in Lagos, is the debut of the bold and cutting-edge upscale Radisson RED brand in Nigeria.

The new-build, 62 room hotel, scheduled to open end-2025 will introduce the country to the renowned Radisson RED brand and its unique food and beverage concepts with its lobby bar, all day dining restaurant, rooftop bar and terrace.

Additional facilities will include a gym and pool along with 249 square meters of flexible meetings and events space, consisting of a conference room, a board room and two meeting rooms.

The hotel will be located just over 30 minutes’ drive from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport, in Victoria Island, the main business and financial centre.

Radisson Hotel Nairobi Airport

The Group’s 4th hotel in Kenya and first Radisson property in the country, is the new build, 200 room Radisson Hotel Nairobi Airport, scheduled to open mid-2027.

With proximity to JK International Airport, the property will be easily accessible to tourists as well as business travellers. It is also 22km from Nairobi National Park, the only national park in the world in proximity to the city.

The hotel will have a lobby bar and an all-day dining restaurant as well as extensive facilities including a gym, spa, pool, retail unit and a crew lounge. The meetings and events area will consist of a conference room, two meeting rooms, a board room, and a business centre.

Radisson Hotel Algiers El Mouradia

Marking the Group’s second hotel in the country, complementing the Radisson Hotel, La Baie d’Alger, currently under construction and bolstering the limited internationally branded hotel supply in Algiers is the country’s second Radisson hotel, scheduled to open mid-2026.

Located in the sought after El Mouradia district, known as the home of the Algerian presidency, several ministries and embassies, the 148-room hotel is also close to the city centre and Port of Algiers, standing as the main port of Algeria and around 15km west from Algiers International Airport.

With an array of food and beverage outlets, the hotel will include an all-day dining as well as a signature restaurant, a juice bar, and a sky bar all with flowing terraces, a coffee bar and coworking space, in true Radisson style, providing the balance between work and leisure.

Further enhancing this concept is the meetings and events space which will consist of a ballroom, a conference room, four to five meeting rooms as well as leisure facilities.