Radisson Hotel group launches fourth hotel in Ethiopia

Radisson Hotel group launches fourth hotel in Ethiopia
The property also features an 1140sqm meeting and events area. It will host six meeting rooms and a sub-divisible ballroom
Published: 24 November 2019 - 7 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff
Radisson Hotel Group has signed the Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar, located in the North East of Addis Ababa. This will be the first Radisson branded hotel and the Group’s fourth hotel in the country.

With this hotel, Radisson’s portfolio in Africa will touch “almost 100 hotels in operation and under development”, officials revealed.

The fully renovated, converted 125-room hotel will comprise a variety of room types, from Standard to King rooms and Presidential Suites. The hotel also features a bespoke concept restaurant, all-day dining as well as an Italian restaurant in addition to three bars. Also part of the property is a fully-equipped gym, a spa, and a pool.

The property also features an 1140sqm meeting and events area. It will host six meeting rooms and a sub-divisible ballroom.

Speaking about the property Elie Younes, executive vice president & chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Africa remains the most exciting continent for growth and evolution. According to WTTC, Ethiopia experienced the ‘highest tourism growth in the world’ in recent years, with over 45% increase. Such growth justifies more hotel developments in the country and we are pleased to introduce our fourth hotel in the market.”

The Radisson Hotel Bahir Dar will be located on the shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake.

Owner of the hotel, Tilksew Gedamu Ayele, CEO of Picolo Abay International Business Plc, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group to open Bahir Dar’s first hotel with a top international brand in the city. The hotel will be crafted for relaxation and rest, given its great accessibility and prime location on the shores of Lake Tana. Together we are capitalizing on the Northern Historic Route of Ethiopia to offer guests a memorable place to sleep and eat good food.”

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