Radisson Blu moves into Rwanda


Rwanda is the latest country in Carlson Rezidor’s Africa pipeline and will soon be home to the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Valued at more than $300 million, the complex will comprise the five-star Radisson Blu hotel with 292 rooms and conference facilities that can host more than 5,000 people. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali also features two on-site restaurants serving continental and Rwandan favourites, as well as the Super Breakfast Buffet; six food and beverage outlets, including The Lobby Bar & Lounge which caters for lighter fare or a relaxing nightcap; 650 parking bays for guests; a fitness centre; an outdoor swimming pool; boutique retail shops; and a spa by Amani. The adjacent convention centre will have a net floor area of 53,000m2. Located between the city centre and Kigali International Airport, the surrounding area is one of the prime locations of the capital and close to key government offices, corporate and diplomatic missions, and mixed use shopping malls.