Park Inn by Radisson will open five properties in Angola. Park Inn by Radisson will open five properties in Angola.

Carlson Rezidor has signed five new Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Angola’s major cities of Luanda, Cabinda, Benguela, Lubango and Namibe.

The agreement was concluded with the Instituto de Fomento Turistico de Angola (InfoTur), a public institution charged with promoting tourism in the country, and was announced at the Africa Hotel Investment Conference (AHIF).

All five Park Inn by Radisson hotels are under construction and will open within 18 months, and jointly offer more than 650 rooms for domestic and international travellers to Angola.

The Park Inn hotel in Namibe is already open and will go through an extensive brand transformation to match the Park Inn by Radisson global standards.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group executive vice president & chief development officer Elie Younes said: "We are proud to partner with Instituto de Fomento Turistico de Angola, to enter a new African country, and bring a portfolio of five world-class Park Inn by Radisson hotels to Angola.

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"InfoTur is a strong local partner, who understands that infrastructure development can have a transformative impact on the local economy. We are confident that this partnership will unlock value for all stakeholders. Our timely openings will make meaningful economic contributions and create local employment opportunities. We are looking forward to growing our business and making a real contribution to Angola’s travel and tourism."

Carlson Rezidor senior vice president business development Africa & Indian Ocean Andrew McLachlan added: "Africa is our largest growth market. The portfolio of five new Park Inn hotels in a new African market form part of the strategy to build and open more than 23,000 rooms in Africa by the end of 2020.”