Radisson Hospitality has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa during the last 12 months, doubling its original 2018 target set for the first year of Destination 2022, the company’s five-year strategy.
To support this growth the group has reinforced its development team with the introduction of senior development professional Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice-President, Development, Middle East, Turkey & French-Speaking Africa.
He is supported by Erwan Garnier, Director, Development French & Portuguese-Speaking Africa.
Also joining the group’s African development team is Caryn Venter, Coordinator, Development, Sub-Sahara Africa.
The new organizational structure follows the recent appointment of Frederic Feijs who leads operations as Regional Director Africa, French-Speaking Countries for Radisson Hotel Group and William McIntyre, the Group’s Regional Director, Africa, overseeing the remaining Anglophone markets in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Radisson plans to open a further five hotels across Africa in 2019, pushing the African portfolio to more than 50 hotels in operation before year-end.
These openings include the first Radisson Blu hotel in Casablanca, which is the group’s second hotel in Morocco, scheduled to open within the next six months; as well as its first hotel, and the country’s first internationally-branded hotel in Niger, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel Niamey in Q2 this year.