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Date: 09/01/2017
New Radisson Blu Hotel announced for Sal

This new five-star beach resort will be located in Santa Maria, the number one beach location in the country, next to the new Hilton Hotel. The resort will be designed by DSA Architects with a modern minimalistic design, first of its kind in Cape Verde.

The Rezidor Hotel Group announced their very first resort on the Cape Verde island of Sal. The Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Sal will feature 240 guest rooms and open its doors in third quarter of 2019.

“We are delighted to sign this landmark hotel beach resort under our upper-upscale Radisson Blu brand, known for contemporary design, innovative service concepts and unique service philosophy. The Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Sal will further strengthen our resort portfolio across EMEA. Rezidor operates and develops some 60 resorts with 14,000 rooms. We are equally delighted to partner with East-West SA, a high profile multi-hotel construction and management company established in France and Cape Verde and look forward to successful partnership based on trust, responsibility and delivering results,” said Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Carlson Rezidor.

The Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Sal will also offer two restaurants, four bars including a unique rooftop destination outlet, 800m2 wellness spa and an iconic swimming pool design with various pools and lounges leading onto a spectacular white sandy beach and ocean. The beach resort will also offer the largest conference center in Cape Verde Islands with more than 1,500m2 of dedicated meeting and event space.

Cape Verde is a country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. In recent years, economic growth is averaging 6% as well as major infrastructure improvements including the construction of three international airports. The island is expected to have received more than 650,000 tourists in 2016, according to the Central Tourist Authority.

Speaking at the opening day of the 2017 West African Property Investment Summit Andrew McLachlan, SVP Business Development at Carlson Rezidor added: “We have a clear Radisson Blu resort development strategy for Africa. In 2015, two Radisson Blu Resorts in Mauritius were added to our portfolio: Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, Mauritius and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa, Mauritius. The addition of the Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Sal will greatly complement our growing resort portfolio in the best beach locations in the fastest growing resort destination in Africa.

Radisson Blu is the largest upper upscale hotel brand in Europe, which is the main feeder market of Cape Verde.