By Hassan G. Koroma
Sales and Marketing Manager of the newly rehabilitated Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Five Star hotel, Daniel Sekoni, has said that the hospitality outfit will in two weeks commence operation in the country as rehabilitation work is almost complete.
Responding to questions in his office at the plush Aberdeen edifice, Mr. Sekoni said Radisson Blu is an international brand with headquarters in Denmark, with hotel chains in over 400 cities in the world, with Sierra Leone being the second African country after Senegal to host the global hotel giant, an indicator that the country is moving in the fast lane of development.
“Having such hotel in Sierra Leone will attract more investors into the country and it would help to boost the economy of the country,’ he said, adding that they have an agreement to operate the hotel for 20 years.
He said the new Five Star hotel would cater for all types of dignitaries in the world in its 172 rooms, plus one presidential suite and one VIP suite, a further pointer that the Radisson brand is here to put Sierra Leone on the map.
He disclosed that the Hotel is expected to commenced operations in two weeks and assured there would be guaranteed security. He said the hotel is expected to employ over 250 Sierra Leone staff.
“We are aware of the Local Content Policy in the country and the hotel has even trained staff that can work in any hotel anywhere in the world, which is also profit to Sierra Leoneans and even the rehabilitation of the hotel is mostly done by Sierra Leoneans,” he concluded.