Rwanda’s hospitality industry has got yet another boost as the world’s giant brand, Rezidor Hotel Group, opens Park Inn by Radisson, a four-star hotel in Kigali.
The hotel was opened on Monday in colourful exterior and interior designs, becoming the second Rezidor’s hotel in Kigali after Radisson Blu that opened last year.
Located in the cool shades of Kiyovu in the heart of Kigali, Park Inn by Radisson becomes an ideal venue for corporate guests, conferences and leisure travelers. The hotel offers 161 in different types including suites, superior and standard rooms, according to Jarl Thomas Stene, the hotel’s General Manager.
“We have a gym, conference facilities for up to 500 people. We have a free casting pool area. We have a free cast night club ‘JJ Club’ which, I think, is going to be very popular among our hotel guests but also the local community here in Rwanda,” he said.
“We want to be a little bit different from other hotels as you can see from the exterior and interior design is quite colourful. So we want to blend that into our service concept. We have something called ‘adding colour to life’ which is our service concept. We do proper training of the staff in service concepts where we allow them to be a little bit vibrant and try to create a little bit more colourful atmosphere in the hotel...”
Drawing on a number of the new openings in Kigali, Stene said he believes that Rwanda’s hospitality has a brighter future, thanks to the country’s efforts in attracting investors.
“Just come and try it out (hotel services)... Come and feel the vibes, feel the atmosphere...have a drink in the bar, have lunch, have a snack, come with your friends, your family and chill out, go to the night club, rest in good vibes...” Stene invites customers
Park Inn by Radisson Kigali has got into a pool of other top hotels that dominate Rwanda’s high-end market.
By Jean d’Amour Mugabo