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Radisson Blu & Convention Center Kigali Opens

Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, has announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda.

Valued at more than $300 million (about Rwf223 billion), the complex will comprise the five-star Radisson Blu hotel with 292 rooms and conference facilities that can host more than 5,000 people.

The project is owned by UCL, a joint venture co-owned by the Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) and Prime Holdings Ltd as well as private investors, including Crystal Ventures Ltd and Rwanda Investment Group (RIG).

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has the largest pipeline of hotels and rooms under development of any international hotel operator on the continent.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center is hosting over numerous African Heads of State at the Rwanda first African Union Summit in July 2016 in addition to host Africa’s largest hotel investment conference (AHIF) in October 2016.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center, Kigali also features two on-site restaurants, serving Continental and Rwandan favorites as well as the Super Breakfast Buffet.; six food and beverage outlets, 650 parking bays, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, boutique retail shops, and a spa by Amani.

The adjacent Convention Center will have a net floor area of 53,000 square meters, and is set to become an iconic landmark for Kigali and Republic of Rwanda.

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