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Park Inn by Radisson to open in Addis Ababa

October 12, 2017

Park Inn by Radisson, the dynamic hotel brand will make its debut in Ethiopia when it opens the Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the world has an impressive pipeline in Africa, with 82 hotels and over 17,400 rooms in operation and in development.

The hotel is perfectly located on a main road linking the airport, just 2.7km away, to the CBD of Africa’s capital city.  Addis Ababa is referred to as “the political capital of Africa”, due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. It is where the African Union hosts the headquarters of the United Nations

Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and numerous other continental and international organizations.

It also houses the third largest concentration of embassies in the world.

Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to bring our colorful midscale hotel brand to Ethiopia. The country has prepared a five-year strategic plan with a vision to become one of the top five African tourist destination countries in the coming years. With the addition of the Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa and our aggressive growth in this country, we will most certainly be positively contributing to achieving this goal.”

“The hotel will most certainly complement our Carlson Rezidor portfolio in Africa and strengthen our presence in Addis Ababa which will allow for added synergies. With the hotel being a new-build, it deems itself as the perfect opportunity to introduce the dynamic Park Inn by Radisson brand, as it will feature all the signature Park Inn by Radisson outlets,” added McLachlan.

The 160-room Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa will offer a mixture of standard rooms and suites. It will also feature Park Inn by Radisson’s signature all-day dining restaurant and lobby bar. The Smart Meetings and Events area will comprise of six modern and fully-equipped meeting rooms. For those seeking to keep fit or destress, the hotel will also feature a gym and spa.

“The Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa is our second Ethiopian deal announcement within the week. Developing a fourth Carlson Rezidor property in the country is in line with our strategy of going into the depth of the market. Ethiopia is most definitely a key market for Carlson Rezidor, considering Ethiopia has the second largest population in Africa and is expected to remain among Africa’s and the world’s fastest growth GDP economies,” added McLachlan.

The Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa will welcome its first guests in 2019.