Project of the Week: Radisson Blu Hotel, Antananarivo Waterfront
Currently under construction on a prime site in Madagascar’s capital city, Radisson Blu’s new 168-key hotel scheme is our latest Project of the Week.
The new Radisson Blu property promises to shake up the hospitality scene on the picturesque island of Madagascar. We delve a bit deeper into the details behind this interesting project, which benefits from a central location and convenient airport access.
Radisson enters Madagascar
In April 2019, Radisson Hotel Group signed a deal with Groupe Talys to make its debut in Madagascar with three separate projects encompassing 254 rooms in total – the newbuild Radisson Blu Hotel, Antananarivo Waterfront; the conversion of Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront; and the conversion of Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre. This trio of schemes, each scheduled to open in 2020, sees Radisson enter its 32nd African market.
Speaking at the time, Elie Younes, executive vice president and chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We continue to lead the African pipeline in the upper-upscale segment. This three-deal signing further cements our position and reflects our commitment to the continent.
“Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and has a critical role to play for the region. We are thrilled to be contributing to this progression and look forward to an exciting journey with our new partners.”
Feride Hassanaly, co-CEO of Talys Madagascar Group, added: “We are proud to partner with Radisson Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic players in the industry. This partnership and portfolio of hotels fit perfectly with the development vision of our group. We believe that the opening of these three hotels will have a positive long-term impact on Madagascar’s tourism industry.”
What’s in store at the new Radisson Blu hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Antananarivo Waterfront will be a five-star luxury newbuild consisting of 121 standard rooms, 26 junior suites and 21 executive suites. The property will boast a number of F&B options, the highlight being the destination rooftop restaurant affording guests unparalleled views out over the city.
Meanwhile, leisure facilities available to guests will include an indoor swimming pool and a fitness room. And there will be a 585 sq m meeting and events area, comprising one conference room and six meeting rooms.
The scheme is due to launch in Q3 2020.