Kigali welcomes its first Park Inn by Radisson hotel

22 May 2017

20170522_PIKIGALI.pngPark Inn by Radisson, the colorful, dynamic midscale hotel brand, today announced its debut in Kigali, Rwanda. This marks the fifth hotel in East Africa for The Rezidor Hotel Group. Park Inn by Radisson Kigali’s opening brings the group’s African & Indian Ocean portfolio to 36 hotels and 16,600+ rooms in operation and under development.

Park Inn by Radisson Kigali is located within walking distance of Kigali City Center, in proximity of all major businesses in the city and just under 12km from the International Airport, Rwanda’s primary point of entry.

“We are very pleased to continue the momentum in growing the brand’s African footprint and delighted to open our second Park Inn by Radisson hotel in East Africa this year, following the recent opening of Park Inn by Radisson Nairobi Westlands. We are excited about the positive feedback received from owners and customers on the Park Inn by Radisson brand in Africa, and look forward to growing our presence in the mid-scale hotel segment across Africa,” said Marc Descrozaille, Area Vice President, Africa & Indian Ocean, The Rezidor Hotel Group.

The newest 4-star hotel in Kiyovu, Park Inn by Radisson, Kigali, boasts 161 non-smoking, contemporary rooms, comprising a convenient range of accommodations to suit an array of personal preferences.

From restaurant to pool bar, lobby lounge and ultra-trendy nightclub, Park Inn by Radisson Kigali offers a variety of options to suit any occasion and every palate. At Live-Inn Room restaurant, guests can enjoy the brand’s signature breakfast, have a business lunch or a leisurely dinner. The restaurant offers a carefully crafted menu, beautifully designed and presented buffet, great atmosphere all delivered in the Happiness Guaranteed service culture. Located just steps away from the entrance, the Lobby Bar offers thirsty travelers their first welcome to the “land of a thousand hills”. The Pool Bar serves mouthwatering snacks, barbecues, refreshing drinks and more. For those who would like to turn their night up a notch, J.J’s Nightclub located on the ground floor boasts a lively dance floor with a sleek design.

The hotel’s Smart Meeting and Events concept offers adaptable and versatile meetings, training and conference rooms, suitable for focused meetings for 2 to 18 people, or large groups up to 400. The four modern meeting rooms offers flexible seating accommodation, event space, complimentary Wi-Fi internet, natural daylight, air conditioning, well trained staff and an environmentally conscious carbon offset program.

Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the fully equipped modern gymnasium with cardio and weight-training equipment. The hotel also offers a swimming pool, sauna and steam room as well as a beauty salon and barber shop to ensure our guests feel and look their best while traveling.

“The Park Inn by Radisson Kigali is a great new choice for corporate and leisure travelers seeking an international hospitality experience in Africa, with great value, uncomplicated and friendly service. Our hotel is in a great location, and offers all modern comforts and facilities for a safe and convenient stay, in a beautiful Rwandan setting. We are looking forward to welcoming our guests and showcasing the best of our Park Inn and Rwandan hospitality, delivered by an experienced and passionate team,” said Thomas Stene, General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Kigali.

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About Park Inn® by Radisson
Park Inn by Radisson® is a colorful, dynamic, midscale hotel brand providing a hassle-free and easy hotel experience. Friendly. Positive. Vibrant. Uncomplicated. Park Inn by Radisson is designed for modern travelers. The brand adds color to life through flexible and functional spaces, staff and energy at any of its 140+ hotels across the globe.

Park Inn by Radisson is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza® and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For more information and reservations visit, Connect with Park Inn by Radisson on social media: @ParkInn on Twitter, @ParkInnbyRadisson on Instagram and


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 484 hotels with over 105,000 rooms in operation or under development in 82 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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