Radisson to construct 136-room Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka Longacres Hotel

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Designs for the Lusaka Park Inn Hotel
Designs for the Lusaka Park Inn Hotel

Radisson Hospitality AB is adding a new territory to its expanding portfolio with the signing of Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka Longacres in Zambia.

Located in the Longacres suburb of Lusaka, the hotel will be situated in a prime location within the city’s concentration of embassies, diplomatic missions and United Nations (UN) offices.

It will form part of a mixed-use development, including a 9 000 meter square shopping mall, which – along with an increasing number of businesses will support the hotel in establishing itself as a destination in Lusaka.

 Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said they were delighted to bring Park Inn by Radisson to Zambia, where tourism is growing. 

“Having successfully operated in Zambia since 2012 with Radisson Blu, we now look forward to introducing Park Inn by Radisson, our upper midscale brand in this emerging market.

The 136-room Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka Longacres will open in 2020 and will offer a mixture of standard rooms and suites, along with an all-day dining restaurant and bar. The Meetings & Events area will include one ballroom, three meeting rooms and a boardroom. The hotel will also house a well-equipped gym,” he said.

Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF), owners of Park Inn by Radisson Lusaka Longacres said they were excited to partner with the Radisson Hotel Group in introducing the Park Inn by Radisson brand to Lusaka. 

They said they hoped to provide individuals and families with a simple yet memorable value option for their travels to Zambia.

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  1. Its nice and all but the FDI that Zambia really needs is manufacturing and other knowledge-economy type of investments that increases our product range.

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    • Agreed; Mzambia wa Zamani.
      What is needed is Zambia setting up industries that will churn out our raw materials into exportable products and not structures to house and sell imported goods siphoning our meagre diminishing resources. Such industries will also eventually set up in countries where Raddison started and it will be level.

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    • Its either a shopping mall or hotel. Why are we preoccupied with consumption as a country? #SMH

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    • Just money out of our pockets…..when was the last time a factory was created employing 50 skilled technicians

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    • @Now Trending those kinds of industries do not come from nowhere. Its either through a deliberate government strategy that will inevitably include subsidising and other incentives. If you want the industries to be funded via FDI you must convince the investor that you are a better alternative than South Africa which already has the various convenient infra-structure for such endeavours. If I will put money in an industry in Mwinilunga I will want to see reliable transport systems from there to the rest of the country or to export routes. Otherwise Zambia should be training entrepreneurs and businesspeople that can run such industries

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  2. Indeed, real investment. But since Zambia is known for beer drinking and sex, let them build so that we increase the population let alone create market and may be, just may be, we shall be able to attract real investments in manufacturing. The population in Zambia is very small to attract really investment. I only hope it will not be an contaminated population.

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  3. Agree with you #Mzambia wa Zamani; i think too that a hotel on its own without a shopping mall is better for Zambia to avoid too much noise and lack of parking spaces for hotel customers;

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  4. Confirm if Kasaka has share? .But why not build like the Burj Khalifa hotel by Armani ( the tallest structure in the world) in that prime area of Long Acres so that we can view the city of Lsk in the sky tower?

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    • CONT”D..
      That design looks like a parliament building.A sky tower would save space in this modern world hence the way to go.

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    • Nobody’s stopping you. Oh, wait, you want government to do something about it. Economies are private sector driven so if the private sector is seeing malls/hotels on prime land then expect a mall and hotel next door. Sitting back in your own economy and complaining about lack of industries is defeatist. Take off your gloves and punch!!!!

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    • Gary – There must be government incentives for local manufacturing to flourish. That is what Ladies and Gentlemen is talking about. Go to any of the numerous Shopping Malls and count how many local goods are on the shelves – and try to invest in manufacturing one of them then we will see whether you will be able to dislodge the imported product.

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  5. Why is no one asking themselves whether this is good for the pensioners of PSPF?We have already seen NAPSA on the other hand being forced to invest in malls e.g Chagwa Mall in Kitwe.Is this prudent use of the funds of these entities?They continue failing to meet the demands of their pensioners whilst on the hand investing in questionable portfolio.Look at Levy park NAPSA is fighting with the tenants on a daily basis about the rentals,showing that this may not have been the best investment.We need to revisit these pension funds and preferbly remove political involvement.Our penioners get little to nothing of value and are normally reduced to destitutes.

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  6. Radisson needs to improve the quality of their infrastructure. Please use quality products for this new facility rather than do the same as the other structure where you compromised quality by using cheap building materials. The design above looks very good.

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  7. Everyone is talking about manufacturing and rightly so but, who do you expect to set up manufacturing industries if us Zambians are not interested in doing that. Our local businessmen including some leaders of some opposition parties are all into investing in malls. Unless we Zambians change our mindset and set up manufacturing industries no foreigner will. Manufacturing is very risky.

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  8. It’s the same pipo who want industries who are doing NOTHING to create industries.Lets get off our Zambian a55es and do something.
    I hate one thing about Zambia.We politicise everything.
    No wonder we are still looking for our first billionaire while other countries have matched on.
    Stop blaming govt for our own incompetence.

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  9. HaJelousy. HaTribes! HaLosers! HaCrybabies! HaTribal Grouping! HaChildish! Three Mansions!

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  10. this talk about industries can be a bit lame. most industries are now automated and use machines and robots to do the most work,so the will not employ as many people as you think.Further it is there money and the can invest in what ever way the wish. Those that want industries should invest in them no one has stopped you. Lusaka is low on Hotel accommodation hence we cannot host major conferences and events. Intercontinental has now reduced capacity after the Closure of the other wing going through renovations,Pamodzi is not Big and Holiday Inn is a three star. Radisson at least is modern and the addition of another Addison Hotel increases the Hotel Capacity in Lusaka.

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    • Collective thinking,

      Most of the bloggers here do not think like you do and won’t understand you. Most will just insult you. They do not understand that retail and hotel business is an industry in itself – in the so-called hospitality sector. Just go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City or Macao or Dubai. They make more money there than Zambia does – with just casinos and shopping centres! Some bloggers here believe only smoky factories, billowing toxic smoke into the atmosphere, represent economic progress. In this age of robots and automation, some Zambians still have problems conceptualizing a motor assembly plant, run by robots, producing vehicles. This is why socialist dinosaurs like Mmembe are duping them with promises of creating more jobs if ATMs are outlawed!

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  11. Collective thinking,

    Most of the bloggers here do not think like you do and won’t understand you. Most will just insult you. They do not understand that retail and hotel business is an industry in itself – in the so-called hospitality sector. Just go to Las Vegas or Atlantic City or Macao or Dubai. They make more money there than Zambia does – with just casinos and shopping centres! Some bloggers here believe only smoky factories, billowing toxic smoke into the atmosphere, represent economic progress. In this age of robots and automation, some Zambians still have problems conceptualizing a motor assembly plant, run by robots, producing vehicles. This is why socialist dinosaurs like Mmembe are duping them with promises of creating more jobs if ATMs are outlawed!

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    • These robots you talk about can also be produced locally if there is collective will. People need to be mobilized positively towards a common good. Education is key. A properly educated cadre of the population empowered with affordable loan facilities skewed to favour lagging areas like manufacturing can produce spectacular results. If your system just favours a political cadre at the expense of entrepreneurship and development of intellectual properties then your government is doing a disservice to the country.

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