Rezidor Hotel Group is expected today (May 22) to officially open their second hotel the Park Inn in Kigali, Rawanda, just a year after opening Radisson Blu alongside the Kigali Convention Centre.

The new establishment is a four-star 161-room hotel is in Kiyovu in Nyarugenge District and includes conference facilities, among other services.

In a statement, the hotel management said their main target clients are corporate and leisure travellers "seeking an international hospitality experience in Africa". It is RHG's second Park Inn in the East African region joining the same brand in Kenya.

Marc Descrozaille, vice-president for Africa and Indian Ocean, the Rezidor Hotel Group, noted that the development is part of the group's plan to penetrate the region.

"We are very pleased to continue the momentum in growing the brand's African footprint and delighted to open our second Park Inn by Radisson hotel in East Africa this year, following the recent opening of Park Inn by Radisson Nairobi Westlands," he said in a statement.

The new facility joins a list of hotels operating in the country under the management of international brands including Umubano, Marriott, Serena and Golden Tulip which are all dominating the high-end market.

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