Radisson Blu Hotels Expands its Footprint in Ethiopia
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, has added another iconic Radisson Blu hotel in Ethiopia, in the city of Bishoftu.
The newly constructed Radisson Blu will open in 2020. Carlson Rezidor is operating a Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa, since 2011 and plans to open its second Blu in the city within the next 18 months.
A popular MICE and leisure destination within Ethiopia, Bishoftu is located 35km southeast of the country’s capital city, Addis Ababa. It is also within easy access of the country’s first international five-lane highway, leading from Addis Ababa to Djibouti. The hotel will be located on Lake Babogaya, which forms part of the region’s renowned five crater lakes.
The 152-room Radisson Blu hotel will have a restaurant and terrace, a specialty restaurant and a pool bar on the terrace, offering picturesque lake views. The 1,045 sqm meeting and events spaces will include a state-of-the-art ballroom and six contemporary meeting rooms. Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishoftu will also offer a luxurious spa and well-equipped gym.
Radisson Blu is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. It is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM.