Libya to get new Radisson Blu

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Carlson Rezidor re-enters Libya with the Radisson Blu Hotel, Misrata.

The 126-room property is scheduled to open in early 2016 and will be the first internationally-branded hotel in Misrata. It is the conversion of an existing hotel and currently undergoing full renovation to meet Radisson Blu’s service and safety standards.

“We know Libya from our time in Tripoli where we operated the Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel until its suspension in August 2014,” said Wolfgang Neumann, President and CEO of Rezidor. “Although the overall situation is still at risk, we are confident that Libya will continue to recover from the unrest and to offer opportunities for international investments across all sectors.”

Misrata, Libya’s third largest city and located on the Mediterranean Sea, is considered to be the most secure city in the country and is an active business hub due to its port and free zone.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Misrata will be situated in the downtown area within a developing business district. Besides 126 guest rooms and 24 studios with kitchenettes, the upper upscale hotel will offer an all-day-dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant, and outdoor pool restaurant, a lobby lounge bar, four meeting rooms and a ballroom, a cinema night club, a gym and spa, and a business class lounge. Misrata’s international airport is just six kilometres away from the hotel.