Lusaka – Carlson Rezidor has opened their very first hotel in Zambia.

The First Class 142-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka is the group’s 22nd hotel in operation in Africa; and brings Carlson Rezidor’s total African portfolio of properties in operation and under development to 48 hotels with 10,889 rooms.

“As one of the major capital cities on the African continent, Lusaka is an important market for Carlson Rezidor, and offers excellent business opportunities”, said Andrew McLachlan, vice president Business Development Africa & Indian Ocean Islands. “The emerging region of Africa is one of our key areas for future development, and we aim to further grow Radisson Blu at primary destinations across the continent”, continued McLachlan.

“Future openings include Radisson Blu hotels in Maputo/Mozambique, Kenya/Nairobi, Luanda/Angola, and Kigali/Rwanda.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka - with its impressive range of international top end facilities - is perfectly positioned in the Zambian capital’s commercial district.

Situated in a prominent location on the Great East Road, it is adjacent to the Mulungushi International Conference Centre and opposite the Arcades Shopping and Entertainment Complex.

The Lusaka Agricultural Show Grounds and the Manda Hill Shopping Mall are all within easy reach. Just 5 km from the city centre, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka is also the hotel closest to the airport.

The property’s 142 rooms and suites are spacious, combining contemporary comfort with classic elegance. All rooms are equipped with high-end amenities, including air conditioning and free high-speed, wireless internet access.

Guests can also enjoy the best of Italian cuisine at the all-day Restaurant Filini, plus a wide range of other international dishes, served in a stylish setting. They can relax in the airy Filini Bar, with its delicious assortment of snacks, exotic cocktails and fruit juices. Or they can choose to chill out at the destination Pool Bar.

After a day of meetings or sightseeing, guests can wind down in the hotel's elegant outdoor pool. They can treat themselves to some pampering in the in-house spa.

And working out is a pleasure in the modern fitness centre, which features an extensive range of equipment. The Executive Lounge, with its stunning terrace, offers a retreat for business travelers.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka is the perfect venue for conferences, meetings, intimate get-togethers and special events – thanks to its excellent location and well-equipped facilities.

The modern meeting rooms vary in size, offering flexibility for any type of gathering. The spacious ballroom and versatile pre-function area are ideal for large events. All rooms feature modern audiovisual equipment, air conditioning and free high-speed, wireless iternet access.

And the experienced, in-house Meetings & Events staff is on hand to help ensure that every event runs smoothly and successfully.