11 Jul 2016
Carlson Rezidor enters Zimbabwe with Radisson
Radisson Blu Hotel Harare scheduled to open in 2019
Carlson Rezidor, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, solidifies its leading position on the African hospitality market by adding Zimbabwe to its growing portfolio.
The upper upscale Radisson Blu Hotel Harare will feature 245 rooms and open its doors in 2019. It will be situated alongside one of Africa’s finest championship golf courses, Chapman Golf Club, Harare.
Situated within the city’s most prestigious mixed use development, Stream Walk, comprising of offices, retail outlets and a hotel which – in addition to 245 rooms – will include 40 long stay hotel residences, a number of food and drink outlets, including an all-day restaurant, a specialty restaurant & cocktail lounge, a pool bar and grill and a large terrace all offering spectacular views across the championship golf course.
Extensive meeting and event spaces are planned, and an Amani Spa including a private gym of 800sqm will be complemented by two swimming pools and a kid’s club.
“We’re particularly excited by our development in Harare,” commented Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean. “It fits right into our strategy to enter new African countries by operating properties in the main cities and business hubs. In addition, the location is truly world-class. We look forward to introducing our brand new BluPrint interior design scheme, adding something really special to the African hospitality scape.
Farai Jere, Managing Director of Stream Walk said “Stream Walk is equally excited with partnering the elite Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. This is the manifestation of a dream which started in 2010. We thank the regulatory and the responsible authorities for facilitating the project, and the investors for supporting this initiative. The fulfilment of our dream would not have come better than partnering a big brand like the Radisson Blu. Ourtask is now to achieve financial close to enable construction work to commence by March 2017 and complete on time”.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which operates 1,400 hotels in more than 115 countries, has established Africa as its key global investment region, due to the continent’s long term economic growth potential, which is forecasted to be amongst the highest in the world.