Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar voted as World Travel Awards′ Leading Hotel in Senegal

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar won top honors at the recent Africa region ceremony of the 2013 World Travel Awards, winning the designation of Senegal’s Leading Hotel.

“We are incredibly proud!” said Andrew McLachlan, Rezidor’s vice president for Business Development in Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, who collected the award at a glittering gala event held at the Safari Park Hotel & Casino in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 16. “Seeing Radisson Blu become the leading hotel in Senegal, within such a short period of the hotel’s opening, is a validation of The Rezidor Hotel Group’s goal to establish the brand as the premier upper upscale hotel choice in Africa," said Jorgan Jorgansen, general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar.

Catering to both corporate and leisure travelers, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar strikes a chord with guests who are accustomed to world class service levels and who are hoping to have their high expectations exceeded. The hotel offers exquisite views over the Atlantic Ocean and features 187 stylishly appointed rooms; eight modern meeting rooms; an expansive ballroom; a fully equipped health and fitness center; a spa; an infinity pool; and three gourmet restaurants.

“World Travel Awards own a prestigious space in the international travel industry,” added Andrew. "Winning this regional recognition is a testament to our staff’s dedication in offering first-class service, accommodation and amenities to all of our guests. Considering the slate of top awards that the hotel has recently won, it is no surprise that the President of the United States of America Barack Obama chose Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar during his visit to Senegal last June."

Now in its 20th year, the World Travel Awards is renowned as one of the premier accolades in the travel and tourism industry. Each regional ceremony plays host to government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media. Hundreds of thousands of key tourism players, including tour operators, tourism organizations and transport carriers from more than 160 countries, choose winners in specific country-based categories each year. The grand final 2013 World Travel Awards gala will be held Nov. 30 in Doha, Qatar, where "world" winners will be selected from those that have been named "regional" winners throughout the year.

In addition to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar, Carlson Rezidor also has regional brand winners in the Middle East (announced in May); Mexico and Central America (announced in July); and Europe (announced in August). To view a list of these regional winners, click here.

November 12, 2013
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The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar was voted as the leading hotel in Senegal at the Africa region World Travel Awards ceremony last month. This property will now join our other brand regional winners at the grand final World Travel Awards gala on Nov. 30 in Doha, Qatar.  

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar was voted as the leading hotel in Senegal at the Africa regional World Travel Awards ceremony.