Africa Hotel Opening: Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau

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Ivory Coast has good news for their travel and tourism industry. In the city of Abidjan, one of the most populous cities in Africa and the largest business hub in the Francophone Africa. A new hotel under the Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau name will open.

This Radisson Hotel will be located on the Boulevard de la Republique in the heart of the Plateau – the central business district – allowing easy access across the city for guests visiting for business and leisure.

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Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau is the second Radisson hotel signing in the country, and is part of our bigger plan to roll-out the Radisson brand across EMEA, building on the success of Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson. The new Radisson hotel will be a hospitality leader in Abidjan offering the largest conference center in the city centre, stylish accommodation and the city’s first roof top bar and restaurant.”

“Through the development of the Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau, we are bringing our bold vision for Africa to life,” said Mohamed Ben Ouda, Managing Director of Palmeraie Development Group.“We’re proud to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group and look forward to a longstanding relationship with an industry leader.”

The 152-room Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau is a new construction and scheduled to open in 2021, offering 122 standard rooms, 24 one-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom apartments. Other facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a sky bar and fitness room. The city’s largest conference space will have eight meeting rooms over 1000 sqm area.

Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of a new Radisson hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau signing brings the group’s Africa portfolio to 86 hotels and almost 18,000 rooms in operation and under development.  

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.