Every year, many hotels and lodges are built in Rwanda and because of this tremendous development, its hospitality sector has remained more vibrant and sound ever before. A few months ago, Bisate safari lodge; a luxury safari lodge in Volcanoes National Park was ranked among the best new hotels in the world. Of recent, Rwanda’s renowned and most magnificent ‘Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Center’ was also awarded 3 additional awards adding the list of its accolades.
This was during the 25th World Travel Award Gala event at Durban International Convention Centre-South Africa. The 3 (three) awards included Rwanda’s leading conference hotel, Rwanda’s leading hotel, and Africa’s leading conference hotel. This world’s recognition alone represents the good work done by staff members and remarkably a great testimony to all stakeholders and 3rd parties who are positively impacting on the daily operations of this hotel facility as well as the trustworthiness they have always showed and not to forget the confidence from all visitors.
To the hotel management, this is highly attributed to exceptional staff the hotel has in place who have time and again done their best to see to it that there is efficient service delivery at all levels of service in the hotel. Ideally, the ward matches the effort the staff has always invested to position it as the preferred Meetings and Events destination.
The World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony cuts across the continent’s incredible travel and tourism event annually and brings various heads of states, VIPs across Africa. This hotel is remarkably one of a few iconic landmarks in Rwanda and comprises about 291 modern rooms and suites including a luxurious royal suite at 700 square meter floor area. The rooms and suites feature amenities such as wireless internet, free high speed, sumptuous furnishings a mention but a few. Besides, a number of restaurants about two of them that are situated on-site, together with an outdoor pool and the best area for relaxation. A visit to this hotel offers you the opportunity to enjoy the continental and Rwandan favorites and super breakfast buffet. There is also a lounge bar where you can have chilly moments in the evenings.
The net floor area covers 32200 square meters and the convention center can accommodate over 5000 delegates at a time and also features business, leisure, and event facilities. This hotel features about 18 meeting rooms and this include the state of the art auditorium that takes about 2000 people and offers a sophisticated backdrop for wedding parties and many social events.
It comprises more than 650 parking bays and when you are done exploring the hidden treasures within Kigali capital, visit the hotel’s fitness center and perhaps chill around the swimming pool. It comes with a rare design reflecting that of a true Rwandan homestead hence African authenticity is featured here. For any need for accommodation while on safari in Rwanda, consider this hotel a must and you need about $300-a rate charged per night.
This convention center comes in a dome-like shape auditorium just like a hut in the King’s palace. It accommodates about 2600 visitors and since its launch, more than 620 events and 223000 delegates have been hosted in this magnificent convention center. It is undoubtedly one of a kind convention centers in Kigali and East Africa at large. Today, it features as the leading destination for events in the Land of a Thousand hills.
What is amazing is that its rare design incorporates all the facilities and functional technologies with a clear representation of African culture and traditions. The Kigali convention center lies just at the center of Kigali capital and while on a road trip from Kigali Airport, you can easily get to this stunning place within the shortest time possible. It attracts corporates, high profile government personnel, diplomats, and many others who come to Rwanda for various reasons.
Getting to Radisson Blu Kigali
To reach to Radisson Blue Hotel & convention center, it takes you about five kilometers’ drive from Kigali capital city and even when you are traveling from Kigali International Airport. It is the number one event center within Rwanda’s capital and provides the best and ideal environment for regional events and also international conventions, festivals, meetings, exhibitions a mention but a few.
The convention center is the biggest and its outlook is eye-catching, serves a variety of purposes including conferences, boardroom meetings. Interestingly, this magnificent building is strategically located near most government buildings including the Ministry of justice, British High Commission, and Parliament. It is about two kilometers away.