Carlson Rezidor to Achieve Over 23,000 Rooms in Africa
An accelerated African growth strategy for Carlson Rezidor is on track to achieve its target of more than 23,000 rooms open or under development in Africa by the end of 2020. Rezidor’s President and CEO, Wolfgang M. Neumann, at the Africa Hotel Investment Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, said the hotel group launched its accelerated African growth strategy in 2014 with ambitions to double its portfolio in Africa by the end of 2020.
Exciting new developments on the cards for Carlson Rezidor in Africa include the signing of the first Radisson RED, which is expected to open in Cape Town in the course of 2017, as well as the signing of the first Quorvus Collection to be built in Lagos, Nigeria, expected to open in 2019. Carlson Rezidor aims to open 15 or more hotels in South Africa and Nigeria alone by the end of 2020, incorporating its full brand portfolio, ranging from the Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, and Park Inn by Radisson.
Rezidor first entered Africa in 2000 when it opened its first Radisson Blu in Cape Town. Today Carlson Rezidor’s footprint in Africa has grown to include 69 hotels open and under development in 28 countries, incorporating more than 15,000 rooms.