(23 Jun 2021) Radisson has signed its first hotel in Djibouti.
Scheduled to open in 2024, the new-build 144-room Radisson Hotel Djibouti is located in the centre of the city, just 15 minutes from Djibouti International Airport.
Facilities at the hotel will include various F&B options; a choice of meeting and event spaces including a ballroom, five meeting rooms, a pre-function area, and break out areas; a spa, gym, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Erwan Garnier, Senior Director, Development, Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to mark our entry into Djibouti with Radisson, currently our fastest growing upscale brand in Africa. With its existing limited branded hotel supply, we are confident that Radisson Hotel Djibouti will be the country’s leading internationally branded hotel. Along with our partners, Salaam Properties, we are proud to be contributing to the Djibouti Vision 2035 strategy for economic diversification which relies strongly on the growth of the tourism industry.”
Djibouti, located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, is a key market in East Africa due to its port complex, considered one of the most sophisticated in the world at the intersection of major international shipping lanes connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Fatima Zahra, Manager, Salaam Properties, the hotel’s owning company, said, “We are confident that Radisson Hotel Djibouti will help boost the capital’s economy through hundreds of jobs created both directly and indirectly, a significant achievement, especially during these challenging times the world is witnessing. The hotel is another great milestone in Salaam Properties’ successful investments within Djibouti’s burgeoning tourism sector. The country truly is a leading regional tourism and economic hub with significant potential to be further explored.”