The Radisson Hotel Group has signed a portfolio deal of three hotels with a total of 254 rooms, with Groupe Talys – making Madagascar the group’s 32nd African market and second Indian Ocean territory.

The agreement consists of two hotel conversions and one hotel under construction, with all three scheduled to open in 2020.

The group currently has 89 hotels and over 17 000 rooms in operation and under development in Africa, and remains firmly on track to reach 130 hotels and over 23 000 rooms across the continent by 2022.

Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, Elie Younes, said: “We continue to lead the African pipeline in the upper upscale segment. This three-deal signing further cements our position and reflects our commitment to the continent. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and has a critical role to play for the region. We are thrilled to be contributing to this progression and look forward to an exciting journey with our new partners.”

Feride Hassanaly, co-CEO of Talys Madagascar Group, one of Madagascar’s leading private groups focusing on distribution, real estate and hospitality and leisure sectors, added: “We believe that the opening of these three hotels will have a positive long-term impact on Madagascar’s tourism industry.”

The portfolio of hotels will spearhead the upper upscale and upscale hotel markets in Antananarivo.

Details of the three hotels:

The Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront

The hotel will have 168 rooms – 121 standard rooms, 26 junior suites, and 21 executive suites. There will be an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop destination restaurant, and rooftop bar overlooking the city, as well as an Internet café. Facilities will include a fitness room and indoor swimming pool; 585 sqm meeting and events area that will have one conference and six meeting rooms. It will be in an exclusive and secure location.

Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront

The smaller hotel will have 30 upscale rooms, comprising standard and business-class rooms. The food and beverage outlets will include an all-day dining restaurant bar. Guests will also be able to enjoy the hotel’s water garden, outdoor swimming pool and deck.

Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre

The converted property has 56 apartments, with 38 upscale standard apartments, 11 business-class apartments, and seven executive suites. It will offer an all-day-dining restaurant, lively rooftop lounge bar, and a gym.