Radisson Hotel Group has added the first property under its premium Radisson Collection brand in Africa.

The 200-room Radisson Collection Hotel Bamako (formerly the Sheraton Bamako) is located in the ACI 2,000 district of Mali’s capital, close to the city’s embassies, corporate headquarters and government precinct, and around 20 minutes from Modibo Keita International airport.

Features include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, 11 meeting rooms, a Grand Ballroom for up to 500 delegates, and four food and beverage outlets – City Grill, G&G Café, Oasis Pool Bar and Legends Sports Bar.

The Radisson Collection was launched in 2018 as a replacement for the Quorvus Collection, as part of wider group restructuring which saw Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group renamed as the Radisson Hotel Group.

The Radisson Collection Hotel Bamako joins the existing Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako in the city.

Commenting on the opening Tim Cordon, senior area vice president, Middle East and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said:

“We are delighted to open the doors of our first Radisson Collection hotel in Africa, in the heart of Bamako. Radisson Collection represents a portfolio of unique luxury properties with distinct identities, bespoke design, and true authenticity, which is evident in the Radisson Collection Hotel, Bamako.

“In addition to the Radisson Collection hotels already under development in Lagos, Cairo, and Abuja, we believe the brand has strong further potential across the continent, as we continue to reinforce our presence in every key market.”