Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel Port Harcourt Olympia in Nigeria


WEBWIRE – Friday, April 12, 2013

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel Port Harcourt Olympia in Nigeria. The property is being developed by Cenpropsaroten Hotel Management Limited; it will feature 206 keys and is scheduled to open in Q1 2016. It brings Rezidor’s Nigerian portfolio to 1,100 rooms in operation and under development. On the African continent Rezidor now operates and develops 49 hotels with 11,000 rooms.

“Rezidor has the largest pipeline of rooms under development in sub-Saharan Africa. This signing further strengthens our leading position and underlines the importance Nigeria has for our group”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO at Rezidor.

The new Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Harcourt Olympia complements the existing Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos VI; the up and coming Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja and the Park Inn by Radissons in Lagos, Apapa and Ikeja, Abeoukuta and Abuja. Nigeria is a key development market for Rezidor – the group is the first international operator to provide world-class hotel standards in the three major financial hubs of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

The Radisson Blu hotel site is located in the southern part of the city in the less congested old Government Reserve Area directly opposite the Port Harcourt Club 1928 Golf course with spectacular views over the fairways and greens. Besides 206 guest rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access the hotel will offer an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant & bar, and the largest conference facilities within the Niger Delta, with 2,100sqm of conference and meeting space. Additionally there will be a gym, spa, outdoor swimming pool, business centre and rooftop bar & terrace.

Port Harcourt is the economic hub of the Niger Delta and the capital of Rivers State, one of Nigeria’s richest states due its large crude oil and natural gas deposits. It is home to major oil companies, banking institutions and government agencies. Hotel room supply in the city has not grown for several years, and the new built Radisson Blu business and conference hotel will benefit from being the most modern internationally branded property in the city.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with 95,000 rooms in 70 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni, and following a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts in September 2012, Rezidor also develops and operates new Regent hotels in EMEA.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information visit www.rezidor.com



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