Carlson Rezidor looks to expand Kenya footprint

Carlson Rezidor has announced further expansion in Kenya for the next two years. 

As reported earlier, a 271-room Radisson Blu (which has been under construction on Kilimanjaro Street in Nairobi) will open its doors early next month. Speaking to writers at the Magical Kenya Trade Expo, Radisson Blu Kenya branch sales and marketing director Vickie Muyanga said that the company is also expecting to open another hotel on Nov. 2, with a grand opening slated for January. Plans are also reportedly under way for construction of a third hotel near Arboretum, Nairobi, to be opened in 2017. 

“I don’t have the details but during the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) held in Addis Ababa recently, the group announced the third property with 123 units will be located adjacent to the State House Nairobi to welcome the first guests by 2017,” Muyanga said. “We have already received bookings from both local and international guests for November and there are also events lined up at the facility," she said. 

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The second hotel under the same group, the Park Inn by Radisson currently under construction in Westlands, Nairobi, is set to open by mid-2016.