The Radisson Blu hotel Ivory Coast officially opened its doors to customers Wednesday during a solemn ceremony in Abidjan. It was in the presence of Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Secretary General of the Presidency, representing the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, the Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Roger Kacou, Cessé Komé, CEO of Koira Hotel Investment, Wolfgang Neumann, chief executive officer (CEO) of Carlston Rezidor Hötel Group, management structure of the hotel. The cost of this hotel is estimated at about 60 billion Fcfa.
A 5-star hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport has just registered on the prestigious list of 5 star luxury hotels in Ivory Coast. A pride for the Ivorian state in its vision of achieving an airiness, according to Amadou Gon Coulibaly, representing Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, at this ceremony. "The Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan is an expression of the confidence that the Koira Hotel Investment Group has testified to Ivory Coast ...", he said. This hotel by its architectural quality and status of high standing announces that the stage has finally arrived for the accomplishment of the airship project ... It must remain and remain a pride for our country, "he added. Before congratulating Mr Komé Cessé for having chosen Ivorian land.
In addition, according to the Secretary General of the Presidency, the Tourism and Hospitality sector plays and continues to play an important economic and social role in our country. "Since 2011, tourism has evolved a lot because its share in the GDP is 4.8 in 2014 and remained in 2015," said Mr. Gon, noting that the number of tourists has increased from 270 thousand end 2011 to more than 500 thousand in 2015.
For the Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Roger Kacou, the realization of this high-end establishment is a major investment in the Ivorian economic capital in terms of tourism activities. He expresses "our faith in a bright future" for tourism and hospitality in Côte d'Ivoire, he said. With a tourist recipe, he says, estimated at more than 300 billion CFA francs.
Cessé Komé, chairman and managing director of Koira Hôtel Investment, the owner group of Radisson Blu Côte d'Ivoire, for his part, expressed his gratitude to the Ivorian authorities for giving him a chance. "I would like to thank this nation, the only one able to give the chance to anyone from all over the world," he said. And to add: "You see in this country, they did not ask me where I come from to let me do it. In this country, the will, the commitment, the seriousness and the determination are the only guarantee of success. I do not know if I succeeded, but Côte d'Ivoire gave me the chance to succeed, "said Komé. "I am proud to be a citizen of Mali by birth and Ivorian of nationality," proclaimed the Ivorian-Malian businessman, thanking the strong Malian delegation led by the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Handicraft N 'Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo who made the trip to Abidjan.
A total cost of about 60 billion FCFA
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan Airport cost about 60 billion Fcfa in its realization, according to the Ivorian authorities. The Koira Hotel Investment Group achieved this through an agreement with two financial institutions. These are a total of 260 direct and 600 indirect jobs. This hotel will be under the management of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group whose CEO is Wolfgang Neumann who thanked Mr. Komé Cessé for trusting him. "... Thank you for the trust, thank you for the partnership. Building a hotel like this one can only be very proud of that, "he said.
Mrs. Aka Anghui Hortense, mayor of the municipality that houses the Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan, was very happy with this architectural gem on its floor.
Located 500m from Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Port-Bouët, this hotel has 261 rooms, 195 standars, 50 business, 6 junior suites, 9 executive and 1 presidential. The Radisson Blu Hotel also has bars and restaurants, conference and meeting rooms, gym, several other useful services and above all a high speed internet connection. It has been built according to international standards and standards. Radisson Blu Côte d'Ivoire is the second hotel after Radisson Blu Mali ... of the Koira Hotel Investment Group. Its managing director is Frédéric Feijs.