Radisson Blu Hotel & Kigali Convention Centre named leading conference hotel

By Jane Babirye
On 20 October 2023 at 02:53

Kigali’s Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre has been voted Africa’s leading conference hotel for the sixth consecutive time by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

The hotel scooped the award during the 30th anniversary of WTA in a mega event held at ‘Atlantis the Royal’ in Dubai on 16th, October, 2023.

Kigali Radisson Blu Hotel has consistently clinched the title since 2019, following in the footsteps of Kigali Marriott Hotel, which won the same award in 2017 and 2018.

This remarkable achievement underscores the hotel’s unwavering commitment to delivering a world-class experience for its guests, its dedication to sustainability, and its exquisite fusion of modern luxury with Rwandan culture.

The state-of-the-art Convention Centre at Kigali Radisson Blu Hotel has not only become a sought-after destination for travelers but also a symbol of excellence within Rwanda’s hospitality industry.

This world-class venue has played host to numerous significant events, including the 27th African Union Summit in 2016, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2022, the Women Deliver Conference (WDC) in 2023, and more, solidifying its reputation as a premier choice for international gatherings.

In the broader context, ’Radisson Blu’ received the award for ’Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand 2023,’ surpassing renowned names in the industry such as Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Mantis Collection, Protea Hotels by Marriott, Serena Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, Sarova Hotels and Resorts, and Tsogo Sun.

Another remarkable accomplishment in Rwanda’s tourism portfolio was One & Only Nyungwe House, recognized as ’Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2023,’ surpassing competitors from Tanzania, Botswana, and South Africa. Nestled in the heart of the ancient Nyungwe Forest, this luxurious retreat offers a unique and immersive experience in nature, where guests can reconnect with the wild while enjoying world-class hospitality.

The recognition of One&Only Nyungwe House underscores Rwanda’s diverse and growing presence in the global tourism arena.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards (WTA) is an annual awards ceremony designed to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. These awards have steadily gained in stature and recognition, earning a reputation for identifying and celebrating the world’s best destinations, accommodations, and travel services.

Their illustrious history and rigorous selection process make them one of the most coveted honors in the tourism sector, signaling to travelers and investors alike that these destinations and establishments uphold the highest standards of quality and service. Winning these awards is not just a source of pride for the recipients; it’s a promise to guests that they will experience something extraordinary.