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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group wins big at World Travel Awards Africa

Published 11 October 2017

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the world, scooped four awards at the coveted World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony, which took place last night at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.


World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. The international event is the continent’s most prestigious travel and tourism event of the year, bringing together the leading figure heads and VIPs from across Africa. World Travel Awards is voted by travel and tourism professionals and business and leisure consumers worldwide, and these accolades recognise the commitment to excellence which the hotels have demonstrated in the last twelve months.


In the hotel category, the host of this year’s World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony, Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre , scooped three awards, being named Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel, Africa’s Leading New Hotel and Rwanda’s Leading Conference Hotel for its spectacular Convention Centre which rooms up to 5,000 delegates.


Another Carlson Rezidor African gem, Radisson Blu Okoume Palace Hotel, Libreville received their country’s hotel award and was named Gabon’s Leading Hotel. Situated by the Atlantic Ocean, the Radisson Blu Okoume Palace Hotel, Libreville provides quick beach access and gorgeous views, just 2km from the airport.


“We are honoured for our African hotels to have been recognised at the acclaimed World Travel Awards, not only the two winning hotels, but the significant number of our hotels nominated as well,” said Mark Willis, Senior Area Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We pride ourselves on our award-winning hotel brands, each offering genuine hospitality with a personal human touch. It is humbling to have our service culture, passionate people and world-class facilities acknowledged and awarded.”


This year’s World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony took place concurrently with another world-class event in Kigali, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier event to connect with fellow industry leaders, agenda-setters and members of the government and media, and to get up to speed with current thinking and developments within the flourishing African continent.




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About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world, and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 480 hotels, with over 106,000 rooms in operation or under development in 80+ countries.


Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014, and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program, and was named one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.


In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co. Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co. Ltd. – a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors – became the majority shareholder in December 2016.


The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA, and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.


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