With the signing of three hotels in Madagascar, the Radisson Hotel Group has entered its 32nd African market and adds 254 rooms to its portfolio. Two of the three hotels will be conversions, while the third is under construation – all three are scheduled to open in 2020. The group is firmly on track to reach its goal of 130 hotels and 23 000+ rooms across Africa by 2022.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We continue to lead the African pipeline in the upper upscale segment. This three-deal signing further cements our position and reflects our commitment to the continent. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and has a critical role to play for the region. We are thrilled to be contributing to this progression and look forward to an exciting journey with our new partners”
The Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront (pictured above) and the Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront (pictured below) will be centrally located in the capital city in a quiet compound (the Waterfront) that’s surrounded by a large lake and leisure facilities. With three entrance gates, the properties have great access to the international airport, less than 3o minutes away. The Radisson Serviced Apartments are located in a vibrant area within the Antananarivo City Centre, surrounded by bars, restaurants as well as major banks, ministries and the ancient Presidential Palace.
Feride Hassanaly, co-CEO of Talys Madagascar Group, one of Madagascar’s leading private groups focusing on distribution, real estate and hospitality & leisure sectors, said: “We are proud to partner with Radisson Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic players in the industry. This partnership and portfolio of hotels fit perfectly with the development vision of our group. We believe that the opening of these three hotels will have a positive long-term impact on Madagascar’s tourism industry.”
Joël Randriamandranto, Madagascar’s Minister of Transport, Tourism and Meteorology, added: “Tourism is one of the pillars of a country’s economy. In this regard, we have a clear policy on the diversification of supply and the development of public-private or private partnerships, as in the case of this agreement. We hope that the presence of one of the largest international hotel groups will promote Madagascar Treasure Island destination.”
More about the Hotels:
Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront: The 168-room hotel will consist of 121 standard rooms, 26 junior suites and 21 executive suites. Dining options will include an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop destination restaurant and rooftop bar overlooking the city, as well as an internet café. Leisure facilities will feature a fitness room and an indoor swimming pool. The 585sqm meeting and events area will consist of one conference and six meeting rooms. It will be the newest product in the city, in the most exclusive and secure location.
Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront: The hotel will have 30 upscale rooms made up of standard and business class rooms. The food and beverage outlets will include an all-day dining restaurant and bar. Guests will also be able to enjoy the hotels water garden, deck and outdoor swimming pool.
Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre: This converted property (pictured below) has 56 apartments, which include 38 upscale standard apartments, 11 business class apartments and seven executive suites. It will offer an all-day dining restaurant, a lively roof top lounge bar and a gym.