Okoume Palace LibrevilleThe Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group plans to expand its African portfolio with eight new properties by 2013.

Carlson Rezidor has identified the need and potential for a global hotel brand to be present in a number of key locations, said Han Oldenburger, regional director sub-Saharan Africa. “We hope that these new properties will attract more international visitors and investors to the continent."

First to launch will be the group’s new Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Tete and the Radisson Blu Hotel Maputo in Mozambique. The Park Inn by Radisson Tete offers health, gym and spa facilities and is located between Tete Airport and Moatize’s city center, avoiding the highly congested Samora Machel Bridge area.

Meanwhile, the Radisson Blu Hotel Maputo, located near the city center alongside the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre, will offer a choice of 152 rooms with free high-speed Internet access, a well-equipped fitness room, outdoor swimming pool and sun deck.

Other African additions to the Carlson Rezidor portfolio will include the Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka (Zambia), Okoume Palace Libreville Hotel (Gabon), Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Abeokuta (Nigeria), Radisson Blu Hotel Kigali (Rwanda), Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel, Freetown (Sierra Leone) and the Radisson Blu Safari Resort Kruger Park (South Africa).

The group will also open its first hotel in the Ivory Coast: The Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport by the end of 2014. The new Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport will be located at Abidjan-Port Bouet (Route de l'Aeroport d'Abidjan).


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