The Radisson Blu to open new hotel in Niamey

By IOL Supplied Time of article published Nov 7, 2018

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The new-build Radisson Blu Hotel, Niamey will open in 2019. The Radisson Blu Hotel Niamey, Niger, will be ideally positioned in the city centre, surrounded by the Presidential Palace, the National Hospital and the City Hall. The hotel will have unrivalled access into and out of Niamey International Airport, situated just 8km away. 

 Erwan Garnier, Director, Development, Sub-Sahara Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said Niger is a new country for Radisson Hotel Group to enter and that there was significant potential to expand in this country with three of our brands: Radisson Blu, Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson. 

"Niamey, the capital city of Niger and a hub in Francophone West Africa, is part of ECOWAS, and will strengthen Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic position in West Africa. So far, this year, we have signed four hotel deals in the ECOWAS community, indicating our robust growth strategy and commitment to the region. The hotel will lead the market in Niamey as it fills the void of quality internationally branded hotels in the region.”

 Husnu Tayanc, Vice President of the owning company, Summa Hospitality, said they were excited to partner with Radisson Hotel Group on a  fourth project after successfully opening hotels in Tripoli, Chisinau and Dakar.

"Our team looks forward to tackling the challenge of designing and building the hotel in less than 12 months, to meet the scheduled opening date in late May 2019. We believe the hotel, which will have an overall investment of approximately 50million Euros, will be one of the proud face of Niger, while hosting AU-EU Summit in June 2019. The hotel will truly change the hospitality landscape in Niger, creating a real milestone for the industry as the first internationally branded hotel and the first hotel to offer extensive convention and meeting facilities in the country," said Tayanc. 

 The 194-room hotel will include five different rooms’ types, including stylish presidential and royal suites. The food and drink outlets will also offer a variety of choice, including two restaurants, two bars.

The extensive meeting & events area will span an area of more than 2000 sqm – including a conference room, business center and various meeting rooms. The hotel will also feature a fascinating spa area of 800 sqm, fitness room and open swimming pool.

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