The Radisson Blu brand has arrived in Algeria with the opening of the 140-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra in the city's business and diplomatic district.
Tim Cordon, area SVP, Middle East and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said the company sees "strong potential" for the brand in Algeria—"especially as the country looks to develop its travel and tourism industry, with a particular emphasis on Saharan and cultural tourism," he said.
The hotel is located in the administrative and political center of the country, home to many foreign embassies, several ministries and universities. The property also is a 20-minute drive from Houari Boumediene Airport.
Public spaces at the hotel include the Ziride Restaurant, the Coffee Lounge, a health club and a spa. The meeting and events facilities include five conference rooms.
Algeria has seen several branded developments in recent months. In April, the first Hyatt hotel in the country opened through a management agreement with Société d'Investissement Hôtelière EPE. The Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport is the only hotel linked to the airport's newest terminal.
A month earlier, Marriott International opened the 191-guestroom Four Points by Sheraton Setif, its ninth property in Algeria. The new hotel is connected to a mall.
In 2018, Marriott brought its Protea Hotels brand to Constantine, Algeria. The Protea Hotel by Marriott Constantine was the brand’s first step into the North African market.