With the signing of their first hotel in Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea in West Africa, Radisson Hospitality AB now has hotels in 31 African markets, bring the total of hotels and rooms in operation and development in Africa to 90 and 18 000 respectively.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry is scheduled to open in 2019.  The hotel will be located just 10km from the airport, in a prime position near the city centre, surrounded by the Convention Centre, Palais du People, the National Hospital and multiple embassies. It will feature 123 bedrooms comprising 5 different room types, all-day dining and specialty restaurants, a pool lounge and bar, a meetings and events space, a spa, fitness room and swimming pool.

Erwan Garnier, Director, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “In ECOWAS, of which the Republic of Guinea forms part of, Radisson Hotel Group has 20+ hotels in operation and under development and is active in 9 of 16 countries. The region is overflowing with opportunity, to leverage these opportunities, we are executing a robust strategy to expand our presence in this market and already have each of our five Radisson Hotel Group brands in operation and under development here. The addition of Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry is aligned with this strategy and will most certainly strengthen our strategic position in West Africa.”

Serge Pereira, Chairman, from the owning company, Unicon Conakry, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group, introducing them to the Republic of Guinea, with the debut of the fastest growing hotel brand in Africa, their flagship brand, Radisson Blu. We look forward to bringing this premium hotel to Conakry, with its perfect location and stylish design, it will definitely lead the upper upscale market in the city.”