Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan Airport, opens for business

31 Mar 2016

2016-03-31_Abidjan.jpgRadisson Blu, one of the world’s leading hotel brands, is proud to announce the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan Airport in Côte d’Ivoire.

Operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan Airport boasts 261 rooms including suites and exceptional meeting facilities. The hotel is located a mere 500 meters from Port Bouet Airport also known as Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. Abidjan Airport is bursting at the seams, with 1.3 million passengers landing in this international airport in 2015, double the tally from four years ago. The nearby Le Plateau district provides a home for many businesses, banks, boutiques and outdoor cafés.

“This opening is testament to the firm belief we have in Africa’s growth potential and clearly illustrates how committed we are in ensuring that Rezidor and Africa’s growth story are integrally and simultaneously told,” said Marc Descrozaille, Area Vice President Africa and Indian Ocean, The Rezidor Hotel Group.  “This opening allows us to continue to strengthen our position across the continent, particularly in Western Africa, offering our guests iconic experiences in our world-class hospitality establishments. With 30 hotels and more than 6,000 rooms in the pipeline, the future is certainly positive,” Descrozaille continued.

Abidjan is the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire. Often called the “Paris of West Africa”, Abidjan is the largest city in the nation and the third-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris and Kinshasa.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan Airport guests can enjoy Radisson Blu amenities such as complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet and on-site dining options including exotic African and international cuisine at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan Airport’s all-day dining restaurant Larder. The Lobby Café offers guests lighter guilty pleasures in the form of snacks and pastries. The Lounge Bar & Terrace is the perfect spot for an afternoon drink.

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For further information, please contact:
Mpumi Moyo, Area Manager Communications and Public Relations, mpumi.moyo@carlsonrezidor.com
Keum Roling, Corporate Brand & Communication Manager, keum.roling@carlsonrezidor.com

About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with nearly 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.

Radisson Blu is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com. Connect with Radisson Blu on social media: @RadissonBlu on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.com/RadissonBlu.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 450+ hotels in operation and under development with 100,000+ rooms in 80 countries.

Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor has launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Programme and was awarded one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The corporate support office of The Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit www.rezidor.com.