Radisson to debut in Algeria [Construction Report]

by | Jul 31, 2019 | Projects

Sweeping views of the Baie d’Alger from the new Radisson hotel

The Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger in Algiers will be the company’s second hotel in Algeria but the first Radisson-branded hotel

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger in Algiers, which is the company’s second hotel and first Radisson-branded property in the country.

This newest hotel marks another addition to Radisson’s growing portfolio of almost 100 hotels in operation and under development throughout 32 countries in Africa.

Algeria’s capital, Algiers, is the country’s political, economic and cultural epicentre. A cosmopolitan city with a prime location on the shores of a bay on the Mediterranean coastline, Algiers is undergoing a spike in tourism, much like the rest of Algeria.

Tourism in Algiers on the rise

Algiers and the rest of Algeria are in the midst of a tourism boom, according to new reports.

Numbers from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) show that international arrivals to Algeria are projected to hit 4.5 million by 2027.

In addition, the direct contribution of the hospitality market to the Algerian economy’s GDP is forecasted to rise by 4.5% each year from now until 2025.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, had this to say about the new property as well as Africa and Algeria, “We are pleased to be adding our second hotel to Algiers, the capital of Algeria and the largest urban area in Africa, with the introduction of our Scandinavian-inspired Radisson hotel brand.”

“Algeria is a growth market for us in Africa and Algiers is a key city for hotel expansion. This new hotel will complement the Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra, which opened its doors last month. There is a limited quality supply in the market and our people and brands will no doubt contribute to transforming the hospitality landscape in this promising country,” Mr Younes went on to say.

More about the Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger

Radisson Hotel La Baie d’Alger is a new-build hotel with a projected opening set for 2022.

The 184-room hotel is a quick 17 kilometres west of Algiers International Airport, easily accessible by the main road network or the nearby highway.

Ideally located in the El Hamma District, the hotel is within easy reach of some of the city’s most famous tourism destinations, including the Botanical Garden of El Hamma, the Martyr’s Memorial and the Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography.

The hotel is also near the Port of Algiers, which is Algeria’s historic main port for maritime trade exchanges.

Tahar Hadj Moussa of Bay Invest Company SARL, the hotel owners, had this to say, “We are honoured to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group to introduce the first Radisson hotel in Algeria. We believe the brand is perfectly suited to meet the needs of the Algerian hospitality industry in the upscale segment and will elevate the industry with Radisson Hotel Group’s world-renowned standards of hospitality.”

Let’s take a look at a few more hotel projects by Radisson in the Africa region:

Radisson Blu Bishoftu

Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga

Park Inn by Radisson Onitsha

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