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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar showcases Africa’s rich culture and scenery

Luxurious, friendly and offering stunning views of Africa’s westernmost city, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar is the winner of the Business Destinations Travel Award for Best Business Hotel, Senegal 2015

The luxurious Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar is situated against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean
The luxurious Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar is situated against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean 

Located on the Cape Verde Peninsula, between Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport and Dakar downtown, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar offers guests the perfect venue for business and pleasure. Situated in the westernmost city on the African continent and complete with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel is a flawless mix of the luxury, comfort and rich culture that Africa is known for.

Small details
Characterised by its sophisticated design and contemporary style, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar is a beautiful and unique resort that offers 241 spacious rooms and suites, including a brand new Royal Suite and seven luxury apartments. All of the hotel’s suites, business class and standard rooms are impeccably designed, providing views of either the mesmerising Atlantic or the glittering skyline of Dakar. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar prides itself on offering the best service in the city; something that stems from its dedicated workforce of hospitality professionals.

The hotel’s success is built on a belief that the small details truly make all the difference. Each guest room offers free high-speed wi-fi and isolated climate control, while the hotel itself provides express and late check out, room service, a three-hour laundry service and a shuttle to the airport. Guests can also enjoy a delicious breakfast, a productive business lunch or an elegant romantic dinner at L’Avenue Restaurant, which offers exceptional Mediterranean cuisine with African, Dutch and French influences.

The hotel’s success is built on a belief that the small details truly make all the difference

Doing business
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar also offers twelve function rooms, all equipped with state of the art technology and facilities suitable for meetings, conferences, banquets and weddings. The largest venue can host more than 500 people, and each room is supervised by the hotel’s experienced meetings and events team who are on hand throughout each occasion, from the first registration to the final guest’s departure. With the assurance that such a team will be continually nearby, offering assistance, support and generally ensuring that each event runs smoothly, the hotel is a clear choice for any delegate organising their company’s next meeting or gala event.

Outside the boardroom, the hotel’s breathtaking infinity pool and adjoining Pool Grill and Bar, which serves up a selection of refreshing drinks and succulent grilled dishes, are firm favourites with its guests. But the amazing view of the Atlantic isn’t the only attraction in the pool area – live concerts are put on throughout the week, with a different artist being showcased each night.

The hotel also features the Little Buddha Dakar restaurant, which serves a mouthwatering selection of Asian-fusion dishes including a selection of sushi and traditional Chinese dishes, along with fresh California-style cuisine. Little Buddha Dakar is also a lounge bar, where professional DJs perform each night. A trendy atmosphere and relaxed setting make the venue arguably the finest place in the hotel for guests to enjoy a unique, fun and exciting experience.

Seeing the city
Guests at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar are encouraged to try and relax during their stay. At the hotel’s exclusive spa, the Buddhattitude Spa, visitors have a multitude of options for keeping energy levels high and stress low. Facilities include eight private treatment rooms, a heated indoor pool, a sauna, a hammam or Turkish bath, and a tea bar. The hotel’s specialist team is on hand to offer a variety of treatments including massage, manicure and pedicure, while the spa’s own exclusive products are available for purchase, enabling guests to continue the spa experience at home. At the hotel’s fitness centre, guests can maintain their fitness routines even when away from their everyday schedule by attending classes or using the state of the art gym. Personal trainers are also available in order to help guests get the very best out of their stay.

However, guests need not stay indoors to enjoy their time at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar. With the hotel within easy proximity of a wide variety of outdoor activities, downtown cultural attractions and upscale shopping locations, guests can find something to entertain themselves within mere minutes of the hotel’s doors – in fact, the hotel is directly connected to a luxury shopping mall. Other nearby cultural attractions include the presidential palace, Dakar’s many downtown markets, IFAN Museum of West African Art, the African Renaissance Monument, the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor stadium, and the Grand Mosque, which contains an extensive library dedicated to Islamic texts and readings.

Further afield, visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of Senegal by exploring some of its more remote natural attractions. This area of west Africa – known for its vibrant colours, warm climate and friendly locals – can be seen at its best on one of the many day trips on offer, including landscape treks, horseback riding and swimming and boating expeditions. Visitors can also drive 42km to visit Lake Retba, or Lac Rose as it is known by locals – the area’s stunning lake with vivid pink waters. Additionally, the UNESCO World Heritage site, Gorée Island, is unquestionably worth a visit: once a 16th-century slave trade outpost, the island now contains a museum that teaches visitors about the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade business.

Glowing reviews
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar has received a flood of praise and media attention since it opened in 2010, including a stay by US President Barack Obama during his trip to Senegal in 2013. The hotel was also named as Senegal’s Leading Hotel in the World Travel Awards 2013 and 2014, and was additionally one of the hosts of la Francophonie – a summit for French-speaking nations – in November 2014.

When it comes to offering luxury, beauty and high quality service, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar is setting the standard for western Africa. With an idyllic backdrop and world-class facilities, the hotel is the perfect choice for any business trip, romantic getaway or family holiday. With its hospitable spirit and positive attitude driving it forward, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar strives to be different and to make every guest’s stay a complete success.

For any travellers considering taking a trip to Senegal – whether for a productive business meeting or simply to relax on Dakar’s stunning shores – Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar aims to offer a flawless experience. In this diverse part of the world, where beautiful Atlantic vistas seamlessly merge with centuries of history and culture, there is no better venue for enjoying comfort, luxury and style.

For further information tel:+221 (33) 8693333, or email info.dakar@radissonblu.com

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