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Carlson Rezidor takes Radisson Blu brand into Cameroon

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has entered its 30th African country with the debut of its upper upscale brand, Radisson Blu, in Cameroon.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon is scheduled to open in 2019 and brings the group’s African portfolio to 83 hotels and over 17,500 rooms in operation and under development.

“We are thrilled to be entering our 30th country in Africa and what better addition than Cameroon, the groups key market in Central Africa,” said Andrew McLachlan, senior vice president, business development, Africa & Indian Ocean of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“As the ideal showcase, the hotel will strongly support the demand for our Radisson Blu Hotel and Apartment product across the African region.

“Once open, it will be the finest upper upscale product in the financial hub of Cameroon and an important addition to our Central African Radisson Blu portfolio.”

Located in the most sought-after business district of the economic capital of the country, Douala, and towering above many as one of the tallest buildings in the country, the hotel will ensure high visibility of the Radisson Blu brand in the country.

The hotel is ideally positioned in the centre, between the port and the main highway, National 3, allowing easy access across the city.

It also offers unrivalled access into and out of Douala International Airport, situated less than 15 minutes away.

The 150-room Radisson Blu will offer a mix of standard bedrooms as well as studio, one and two-bedroom apartments.

The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby bar as well as a Destination Sky Bar and Restaurant.

For fitness enthusiasts, the hotel will also house a gymnasium and a wellness spa for guests seeking to relax and rejuvenate.

The meeting and events area will consist of a stylish conference room and four meeting rooms.

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  1. Converting one’s vision into a venture is the order of the day. Obviously this must be the outcome of a good feasibility study which confirmed that it would be a worthwhile investment to implant such a fiscal dessicator right at the heart of where unrestrained profligacy is top. Big spenders will love this.

    • You francophone Camerounians with a very short sighted view in understanding things, what if Radisson is coming to Cameroun only for a short term? We see this move to cameroun as a short term move to accommodate the African Nations Cup in 2019.
      This will not help your economy in any case. Radisson will not be constructing a hotel but will be refurbishing and older structure and will depart after the ANC in 2019. Secondly thheir mission is take advantage of the poor hotel structures in Cameroun to make huge cash in the short term and move back to USA, moreso they are doing this in partnership with people close to Paul Biya.

      • If you believe that short term gains around a competition which lasts a few days only can justify the investment required to realize this project, then you need to go back to take a full curriculum in math. Unfortunately there is no course teaching common sense in school…

  2. For ever young

    Radisson blu is a franchise, in dis instance a local business man granted the right to used their name according to franchise law agreement to operate his wanna build 150 room hotel in Douala , was the big deal only an economic investment& if the guy thinks the brand will help yield return or profits on his investment, brand franchise is done in everyplace around the world e.g. operated businesses under several brand franchise from process food items ,manufacturers house hold items, /services industry etc