BRUSSELS - October 6, 2016
At the 2016 AHIF (Africa Hotel Investment Conference), Carlson Rezidor announced the signing of five new Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Angola’s major cities of Luanda, Cabinda, Benguela, Lubango and Namibe. The agreement was concluded with the Instituto de Fomento Turistico de Angola (InfoTur), a public institution charged with promoting tourism in the country. The five hotels will be operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group.
All five Park Inn by Radisson hotels are under construction and will open within 18 months, and jointly offer more than 650 rooms for domestic and international travelers to Angola.
The five hotels are at high-profile locations across five of Angola’s major commercial hubs that either have a rich natural resource base or are of high value to the Angolan government in terms of future growth and expansion in the country. The Park Inn hotels in Luanda, Cabinda, Benguela and Lubango are at an advanced stage of construction. The Park Inn hotel in Namibe is already open and will go through an extensive brand transformation to match the Park Inn by Radisson global standards. The Park Inn hotels will offer an international midscale hospitality experience in Angola featuring all-day dining restaurants and bars, sub-divisible meeting rooms, gyms, outside terraces, swimming pools, parking bays and unique service standards.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said during AHIF, “We are proud to partner with Instituto de Fomento Turistico de Angola, to enter a new African country, and bring a portfolio of five world-class Park Inn by Radisson hotels to Angola. InfoTur is a strong local partner, who understands that infrastructure development can have a transformative impact on the local economy. We are confident that this partnership will unlock value for all stakeholders. Our timely openings will make meaningful economic contributions and create local employment opportunities. We are looking forward to growing our business and making a real contribution to Angola’s travel and tourism.”
Carlson Rezidor Senior Vice President Business Development Africa & Indian Ocean, Andrew McLachlan, says the signing of this portfolio provides Carlson Rezidor with a unique opportunity for a quick entry into Angola with country coverage of the midscale brand. He added, “Africa is our largest growth market. The portfolio of five new Park Inn hotels in a new African market form part of the strategy to build and open more than 23,000 rooms in Africa by the end of 2020.”
About Park Inn® by Radisson
Park Inn® by Radisson is a fresh and energetic mid-market hotel brand offering friendly and welcoming hospitality at a competitive price. Park Inn by Radisson has more than 207 hotels in operation and under development across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. To attract a mix of business and leisure travelers, the brand offers guests a variety of relevant amenities called “Park Inn Essentials.” Some of these include complimentary high-speed Internet access, fitness and business centers, restaurants or complimentary lite “grab and go” breakfasts.
Park Inn by Radisson is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza® and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For more information and reservations visit, www.parkinn.com.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel GroupCarlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes 1,400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the 2015 – 2016 “Top Three Hotel Rewards Programs” as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 90,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.
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