Carlson Rezidor further strengthens its presence in Nigeria with the Park Inn by Radisson Onitsha.
The mid-market property, featuring 152 rooms, three food and drink outlets, 170m2 of meeting space, an outdoor swimming pool and terrace, a business centre, a 4,500m2 convention centre, and a rooftop bar and lounge, is already under construction and scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2016. It brings the group’s portfolio in Nigeria to seven hotels with 1,200 rooms in operation and under development.
Carlson Rezidor operates and develops 59 hotels with more than 13,200 rooms in 26 African countries, and holds the largest pipeline of hotels and rooms under development on the continent.
The new Park Inn by Radisson will be part of a large mixed-use master plan development featuring a 15,000m2 shopping mall, a 4,500m2 convention centre (forming part of the hotel facilities), an office park and residential apartment buildings.
As the first internationally-branded hotel in Onitsha, a city in the south-eastern Anambra State, the Park Inn will benefit from a growing corporate market, since companies such as SAB Miller, Distell and GlaxoSmithKline have established offices in town. Onitsha has a population of more than one million and the second highest per capita income in Nigeria with a thriving wholesale and retail trade. The city is also home to the Onitsha Market, one of the largest markets in West Africa.