Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has announced the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Addis Ababa. The upscale property, which features 165 keys, is scheduled to welcome the first guests in 2017.
The hotel, which is the second Radisson Blu hotel in Addis Ababa, further strengthens the group’s presence in Ethiopia and in Africa as a whole.
“We are delighted to grow into depth in Addis Ababa and Ethiopia and further contribute to its community,” says Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. “The city and country offer considerable business potential – IMF ranks Ethiopia among the five fastest growing economies in the world.
“We thank our partners for their trust in us,” adds Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Rezidor. “This project is in line with our long-term strategy to establish Radisson Blu as the premier upper upscale brand in Africa with a strong network across selected economic hubs and capital cities across the continent.”
The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is currently under construction. Located on Bole Road, one of the city’s busiest axes, it is just 2km from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the closest hotel to the Millennium Convention Centre – Addis Ababa’s largest conference venue.
Besides 165 stylish and sophisticated rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will offer an all-day-dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant, a bar, a lobby café and a business class lounge. Business travellers will also benefit from almost 1,000 square metres of meetings & events space. A gym and spa will complement the offer.