Radisson Hotel Group have announced that Park Inn, a new hotel, will be opening in Lusaka by 2020 to meet growing tourism demand in Zambia.

In a statement, the group announced that Park Inn, the latest hotel brand in its portfolio, will be established in Lusaka’s Long Acres area by 2020.

According to Radisson Hotel Group PR & communications manager for Africa & Indian Ocean, Saadiyah Hendricks, the 136-room hotel will be located in the Long Acres, amidst the area’s concentration of embassies, diplomatic missions and United Nations (UN) offices.

Radisson Hotel Group senior vice president of business development in sub-Saharan Africa, Andrew McLachlan, stated that establishment of the new hotel has been necessitated by rising tourism demand in the country.

“We’re delighted to bring Park Inn by Radisson to Zambia, where tourism is growing. Having successfully operated in Zambia since 2012 with Radisson Blu, we now look forward to introducing Park Inn by Radisson, our upper midscale brand in this emerging market,” McLachlan stated in a press release availed to News Diggers!

According to the statement, Park Inn will offer a mixture of standard rooms and suites, along with an all-day dining restaurant and bar.

The meetings & events area will include; one ballroom, three meeting rooms and a boardroom, and will also house a well-equipped gym.

Park Inn will form part of a mixed-use development, including a 9,000 m2 shopping mall, which – along with an increasing number of businesses – will support the hotel in establishing itself as a destination in Lusaka, according to Hendricks.

Park Inn is also globally-renowned for its low-cost and affordable hospitality model, and is part of the wider Radisson Hotel Group.