Denis J. Dernault, Radisson Blu Kigali General Manager said that the increase in profit resulted from improved public relations and the capacity of Radisson Blu to cater for all sorts of markets. He noted that there is hope that the future will be even brighter.
“We are proud of the progress we have made ever since we entered the Rwandan market. We are confident stakeholders constantly get a return on their investment.”
Despite a swarm of hotels and conference facilities entering the Rwandan market over the past three years, Radisson Blu stays at the forefront for top-notch services in hotels, Restauration, conference services and has since July 2016 hosted up to 1100 events.
In 2019, Radisson Blu earned mostly from the high number of summits and conferences which were held on their premises. At least 300 conferences, summits, and shows were held at Radisson in the same year.
Radisson Blu Kigali administration stated that the constant efforts from Radisson Hotel Group which coordinates all Radisson Blu branches across the world, contribute enormously towards the growth of the entity.
Dernault said that the chain invests more in communicating about their services through various media, and attends international exhibitions to establish a global footprint.
Radisson Blu Kigali collaborates with Rwanda Convention Bureau where they exchange professional advice on how to handle important upcoming events to be hosted at Kigali Convention Centre. That allows Radisson Blu to maintain its position as a leading hotel and restaurant chain. Radisson also provided employment opportunities to quite a number of job seekers in the hospitality industry.
In 2020, Radisson Blu Kigali will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Rwanda is ranked second on the list of favorite conference destinations in Africa after South Africa.