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Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2013
“We are incredibly proud! Seeing Radisson Blu become the Leading Hotel in Senegal, in such a short period of the hotel’s opening, is a validation of Rezidor’s goal to establish the brand as the premier upper upscale hotel choice in Africa”, comments Andrew McLachlan, Rezidor’s Vice President for Business Development in Africa & Indian Ocean Islands, who collected the award at a glittering Gala event held at the Safari Park Hotel & Casino in Nairobi, Kenya.
“World Travel Awards own a prestigious space in the international travel industry. Winning this recognition is a testament to our staff’s dedication in offering first class service, accommodation and amenities to all our guests. Considering the spate of top awards, which the hotel has won recently, it is no surprise that the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama chose Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar during his visit to Senegal in June,” Andrew adds.
Now in their 10th year, the World Travel Awards is renowned as one of the premier accolades in the travel and tourism industry, and the ceremony plays host to government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media. Each year, hundreds of thousands of key tourism players, including tour operators, tourism organisations and transport carriers from over 160 countries around the world choose winners in specific country-based categories. Five other properties were nominated in the category for Senegal’s Leading Business Hotel 2013’, including King Fahd Palace and the Lamantin Beach Hotel Resort and Spa.
“Catering for both corporate and leisure travellers, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar strikes a chord with guests who are accustomed to world class service levels and who are hoping to have their high expectations exceeded,” explains Jorgen Jorgensen, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar. “Each of the 187 modern rooms and suites are stylishly appointed and offer free high speed internet amongst other world-class facilities. Our eight modern meeting rooms featuring an expansive ballroom can accommodate the most discerning high profile business event or conference. The fully equipped Health and Fitness centre, and Spa, offer rest and rejuvenation, while the exquisite views over the Atlantic Ocean from our infinity pool provide a perfect backdrop for our guests to enjoy gourmet Mediterranean delicacies from any one of the three restaurants on site.”