Ethiopia: Hotel group to open Raddison Blu Bishoftu and Park Inn Addis

Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishoftu, Ethiopia

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, is expanding its operation in Ethiopia by adding two new hotels in Addis Ababa and in the nearby town of Bishoftu, previously known as  Debre Zeyit. The company has signed agreement to open a Radisson Blu in Bishoftu and the first Park Inn by Radisson in capital city, Addis Ababa. Carson already operates Raddisson Blu in Addis Ababa which opened in 2011.

Bishoftu is a popular MICE and leisure destination within Ethiopia. It is located 35km southeast of the country’s capital city, Addis Ababa. It is also within easy access of the country’s first international five-lane highway, leading from Addis Ababa to Djibouti. The hotel will be located on Lake Babogaya, which forms part of the region’s renowned five crater lakes.

“Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishoftu is a great addition to our Ethiopian portfolio as we expand outside of the capital city,” said Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “The hotel will be the first internationally branded hotel with the largest meeting and events center in Ethiopia, outside of Addis Ababa.”

The 152-room Radisson Blu hotel will have a restaurant and terrace, a specialty restaurant and a pool bar on the terrace, offering picturesque lake views. The 1,045 sqm meeting and events spaces will include a state-of-the-art ballroom and six contemporary meeting rooms. Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishoftu will also offer a luxurious spa and well-equipped gym.

Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa

The Park Inn hotel in Addis is perfectly located on a main road linking the airport, just 2.7km away, to the CBD of Africa’s capital city. Addis Ababa is referred to as “the political capital of Africa”, due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. It is where the African Union hosts the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and numerous other continental and international organizations.

It also houses the third largest concentration of embassies in the world.

“We are delighted to bring our colorful midscale hotel brand to Ethiopia. The country has prepared a five-year strategic plan with a vision to become one of the top five African tourist destination countries in the coming years. With the addition of the Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa and our aggressive growth in this country, we will most certainly be positively contributing to achieving this goal,” added Younes.

The 160-room Park Inn by Radisson Addis Ababa will offer a mixture of standard rooms and suites. It will also feature Park Inn by Radisson’s signature all-day dining restaurant and lobby bar. The Smart Meetings and Events area will comprise of six modern and fully-equipped meeting rooms. For those seeking to keep fit or destress, the hotel will also feature a gym and spa.



    • AA is slowly becoming like bangkok,courtesy of TPLF.the investors already know the sex tourists interest flow and certain to get good return.
      they are not in Ethiopia in the business of giving away money.other than a boon for janitors,it isn’t a story to write home about .

      • challa

        Ethiopia is not ADDIS ABABA, we r talking about Bishoftu, what Bishoftu got to do with AA becoming Bangkok?

        by the way dont worry Raddison Blu Bishoftu and Park Inn will not hire u if u dont speak Afan oromia it is a working language of the hotel… all Amhara employee are required to take Afan oromia course

  1. ethio ass

    Yihaa! u will have a complimentary suit with ur rainbow buddies Aboy Sebhat, Berhe, Adanom and the rest of monkey looking Lutis.

  2. The investors should have waited a year or two becausethe TPLF bandits will be eradicated by then. If the construction is not fished as soon as possible, the Woyane thugs will move the construction materials to Dedebit.

    Down down Woyane!

  3. What the hell is happing with nazret? I couldn’t post my comments. I didn’t not hear any news to suggest the website merged with Tigre online.

  4. Creating a more diversfied economy and employment is the way to go to be more competitive and productive. having quality hotels in a place like Bishoftu is a great idea to attract increasing number of tourists . as a result, generates more employment , output and incomes to the region and to the country as a whole

  5. Since the passing of the former great leader of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi developmental projects such as railway construction and opening of new higher educational institutions had been halted by 90% because the money that was budgeted is being looted by the new administration. IN USA New York’s resident named Kassy Kebede, is a hedge-fund manager and investment consultant in New York. Kassy reportedly manages multibillion-dollar investment portfolios for numerous officials including the current first lady of Ethiopia Roman Tesfaye. The current administration is deviating from the vision of the former great leader of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi just so the new administration can divert the budget for their personal use. As if that was not devastating enough just this week the central bank also announced that it has raised the main interest rate to 7 percent from 5 percent in Ethiopia .Aid international loan Money goes is in through the front door goes right back out through the back door leaving the people wondering what happened to it. With the current trend Ethiopian businesses are suffering from 300% tax hike and now 7% interest rate meaning South African style apartheid is in the making, everything is about to be owned by foreigners and their partners (WOYANES) driving out Ethiopian business economy out of the market in every field.

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