Radisson enters Djibouti with signing of new hotel

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Multi-national hospitality company Radisson Hotel Group has unveiled a new hotel in Djibouti, bringing its East African portfolio to 18 hotels.

The new hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2024, will be located in the heart of Djibouti city, just 15 minutes away from Djibouti International Airport. The hotel’s location is surrounded by key infrastructures such as the Djibouti Port, Djibouti Free Zone, international headquarters, shopping malls, and the seaside, providing the ideal base for business and leisure. 

“We are delighted to mark our entry into Djibouti with Radisson, currently our fastest-growing upscale brand in Africa. With its existing limited branded hotel supply, we are confident that Radisson Hotel Djibouti will be the country’s leading internationally branded hotel. Along with our partners, Salaam Properties, we are proud to be contributing to the Djibouti Vision 2035 strategy for economic diversification which relies strongly on the growth of the tourism industry,” Erwan Garnier, Senior Director, Development, Africa, Radisson Hotel Group said in a statement.

Djibouti’s strength lies in its strategic location at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, forming a bridge between Africa and the Middle East. Djibouti is a key market in East Africa due to its port complex, considered one of the most sophisticated in the world at the intersection of major international shipping lanes connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe.

 “We are thrilled to be contributing to the growth of the region’s upscale tourism industry, together with our partners, Radisson Hotel Group. We are confident that Radisson Hotel Djibouti will help boost the capital’s economy through hundreds of jobs created both directly and indirectly, a significant achievement, especially during these challenging times the world is witnessing. The hotel is another great milestone in Salaam Properties’ successful investments within Djibouti’s burgeoning tourism sector. The country truly is a leading regional tourism and economic hub with significant potential to be further explored,” Fatima Zahra, Manager, Salaam Properties, the hotel’s owning company, said on her part.

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