Mark Willis. Mark Willis.

Radisson Blu has opened its first hotel in N'Djamena, Chad, which brings Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's African presence to 42 hotels with more than 16,200 rooms in operation and under development.

Located on the shore of the Chari River, the Radisson Blu Hotel, N'Djamena is situated in the southern part of the capital,10 minutes from the city centre and 15 minutes from Hassan Djamous International Airport.

"We are delighted to expand our upper-upscale presence in Africa with the opening of a new Radisson Blu in a new country, Chad, Africa's fifth largest," said The Rezidor Hotel Group Senior Area Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa Mark Willis.

"Since 2010, the country has signalled significant growth and development ambition, and we are delighted to be part of Chad's continued progress, especially in travel and tourism."

All 175 guest rooms of the Radisson Blu Hotel, N'Djamena offer a contemporary design and free, high-speed WiFi, with standard, superior and business rooms. The hotel also offers junior and executive suites with separate living and dining areas with views of the courtyard and Chari River.

La Promenade restaurant offers options all day with a variety of buffets and an à la carte choices. Cocktails and fresh drinks, plus snacks and sweets can be ordered at Le Chari Lounge Lobby Bar, and Le Panorama Restaurant & Bar on the sixth floor offers an array of dishes and signature tapas.

The hotel's meetings and events space includes more than 12,000m2 – the largest in Chad. The conference centre offers 15 meeting rooms for 10 to 90 people, two amphitheaters with 120 seats and an auditorium with 800 seats. Each of the meeting rooms is fully air-conditioned and equipped with the latest audio-visual technologies, including simultaneous translation services.

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