Radisson Hospitality, part of Radisson Hotel Group, has signed a deal to open the Radisson Blu Hotel in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, a first for the brand in the capital city.
Scheduled to open in 2019, the hotel will be located near the city center and the Convention Centre, Palais du Peuple, the National Hospital, multiple embassies and will be within 10 kilometers of Conakry International Airport.
The hotel will have 123 guestrooms across five different room types, including two presidential suites. The food and beverage offerings will include all-day dining and specialty restaurants, a pool lounge and bar. The meeting and events area will include more than 400 square meters of space, consisting of four meeting rooms. The hotel also will include a spa, a fitness room and a swimming pool.
Radisson Hotel Group has more than 20 hotels in operation and under development in the Economic Community of West African States, 15 member countries in the Western African region, including the Republic of Guinea, and is active in nine of 16 countries.
"The region is overflowing with opportunity, to leverage these opportunities, we are executing a robust strategy to expand our presence in this market and already have each of our five Radisson Hotel Group brands in operation and under development here," said Erwan Garnier, director, development, sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group. "The addition of Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry is aligned with this strategy and will most certainly strengthen our strategic position in West Africa.”
The signing brings the company to a total of 31 African markets. It has 90 hotels and more than 18,000 rooms in operation and under development in its African portfolio.