THE Radisson Hotel Group has announced the arrival of its first resort and third hotel in Zambia, with the signing of Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-oa-Tunya in Livingstone.
Radisson Hotel Group Vice President Development for Africa and Turkey, Ramsay Rankoussi said the Radisson Hotel Group has seen the hospitality potential in the country.
“We have been present in Zambia for many years and have long recognized the potential of the country,” he said.
He added that It was essential for the Group to complement its presence in Zambia with a resort offering in one of Africa’s most visited leisure tourism destinations, the Victoria Falls.
The Radisson Hotel Group has partnered with NAPSA for the launch of the Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-oa-Tunya as an effort to tourism across Zambia.
NAPSA Director General Yollard Kachinda said the Authority is proud to associated with the project.
“It is an honour to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group, a company that believes in thriving, sustainable, and responsible business that supports people, communities and the planet with various procedures and programs to build better futures.
“We are proud to be associated with the creation of several jobs, both directly and indirectly. It is also satisfying to note that most of the materials are locally sourced, such as steel coming from Kafue Steel, timber coming from Zambezi Sawmills and other materials such as quarry and stones also being sourced within the community,” he said.
According to a statement availed to Techwatch News, the hotel to open by the end of 2022, will put the Group firmly on track to achieving its objective of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025.
“Nestled on the banks of one of Africa’s longest rivers, the Zambezi, in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 5km south of the historic city of Livingstone, just 4km north west of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and an UNESCO world heritage site.
“Convenience is amplified with Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport located just 15 minutes away,” ready the statement.
The construction of the new hotel which is currently underway, and the design fully integrate local materials and focuses on employing and upskilling local craftspeople.
It will consist of a contemporary 174-room main hotel and 26 luxurious villas.
This marks our third hotel in the country, complementing our existing portfolio of one hotel in operation, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, and the under-development Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka, Longacres, due to open early next year.