Groupe Palmeraie Développement and the Abidjan Plateau Municipality sign the first Radisson hotel in Ivory Coast with Radisson Hotel Group
Groupe Palmeraie Développement Group and the Plateau City Council have just announced that they have entrusted Radisson Hotel Group, the world leader in high-end business hotels, with the management of their Abidjan Plateau hotel. The management agreement was signed on Monday, June 25th in Abidjan.
The "Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau" is the product of a joint venture between Palm Hospitality Africa, a subsidiary of Groupe Palmeraie Développement, and the Municipality of Abidjan Plateau. This project has been designed as a major part of the revitalization efforts of the Abidjan business center based in the Plateau Municipality.
The hotel complex, which is scheduled to open in 2021, meets the City Council's objective of providing a quality hotel infrastructure for regional and international business travelers community. The hotel complex offers all the appropriate range of business amenities, and benefits from the expertise of Groupe Palmeraie Développement in hotel development and asset management.
An investment budget of 16.5 billion CFA Francs (more than 25 million Euros) has been allocated to this project, which will deliver a built-in area of c. 17,555 square meters and will include the largest business center in downtown Abidjan.
Abidjan is one of the major capitals of the African continent and the largest business center of Francophone Africa. The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau will be located in the heart of the Plateau, the business and administrative district of the city, on the Boulevard de la République.
" Through Palm Hospitality Africa’s investment in the Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau, we are deploying our vision of developing business hotels across Africa, starting with this exemplary partnership that we have implemented with the Plateau Munnicipality. The hotel will enable us to build a landmark for our group and for Ivory Coast, in an exceptional location. It is a fundamental step in our regional development, in a country which shows an extremely favorable ecosystem. We are also proud to be partnering and look forward to a longstanding relationship with the leading Radisson Hotel Group,” said Mohamed BEN OUDA, General Manager of Groupe Palmeraie Développement.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau is the second Radisson hotel signing in West Africa, since the opening of Radisson Dakar Diamniadio, Senegal in 2017. The hotel will strongly support the growth of the Radisson product, our upscale hotel brand that delivers Scandinavian inspired hospitality across the African region. It will also be the hotel frontrunner in the city as it will house the largest hotel rooms and conference center as well as the only roof top bar and restaurant in the city.”.
The works of this new hotel unit were launched on Monday, June 25th, 2018, after securing all administrative authorizations, including the approval of the Ministry of Tourism, the building permit of the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Sanitation and Urban Planning and the green light of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
The new-build 152 room hotel is scheduled to open in 2021 and will offer a mixture of standard rooms as well as one and two bedroom apartments. The dining options will include an all-day dining restaurant as well as a vibrant sky bar and restaurant, providing a unique food and drink experience to the public in the only rooftop bar and restaurant in the city. With an area of 1000 m² making it the largest conference space in the city, the hotel will provide the ideal space to host any meeting and event in the four sub-divisible conference and eight meeting rooms. The hotel will also feature a fully-equipped gym and ample parking space.
With 45 years of expertise in Morocco's real estate and tourism sectors, Groupe Palmeraie Développement plans to expand its know-how throughout the continent, targeting mainly the urban business hotel industry in the major economic and political capitals of Africa. Radisson Hotel Group’s African portfolio consists of 86 hotels and more than 17,800 rooms in operation and under development.
ABOUT THE PALMERAIE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Groupe Palmeraie Développement is a leader in premium and high-end real estate (Palmeraie Immobilier), in affordable and midscale housing (Espaces Saada), as well as activities of the hospitality industry. “Palm Hospitality Africa” is the branch deploying the group’s vision of hotel development in Africa. A pioneer in creating new lifestyle concepts, Palmeraie develops several innovative projects around the "Better LifeStyle"; its approach revolves around the design of living spaces adapted to the needs of families, their style, but also their aspirations for more leisure.
Radisson Hotel Group™ (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) is one of the world's largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection™, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel. Guests can benefit from the newly rebranded Radisson Rewards™ (formerly Club Carlson SM), a global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners. Radisson Meetings™ offers a variety of fully-equipped spaces featuring fast free Wi-Fi, A/V technology and on-site contacts designed to make every event unique. More than 95,000 global team members work for the Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems[Download]