Radisson set for Rwanda entry

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Hospitality company Rezidor has reportedly confirmed their entry into the Rwandan market after signing an agreement with the developers of the Kigali convention center that they will provide management under the Radisson brand name.

The new property is due to open with nearly 300 rooms and suites; will provide multiple restaurant, shopping, and leisure facilities commensurate to what clients have come to expect of a newly-built, 5-star hotel; and will offer a fully-fledged adjoining conference center with the main auditorium holding up to 2,600 people. Smaller meeting rooms will also be available.

This will be good news for the Rwandan tourism sector, which was disappointed when Dubai World shelved their Kigali project, only to see other players come on board willing to invest and be part of one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors on the continent of Africa.