Design at its best: Radisson Blu’s new hotel and convention center in Kigali

Radisson Blu just opened its very first hotel in Rwanda, and it’s not just any hotel: besides the lodging facilities it also boasts a gigantic Convention center, with 53,000 square meters the largest in the region. With its iconic design, a majestic dome paying tribute to the shape of traditional Rwandan huts, it effortlessly combines Rwandan culture and modernity and is billed to become one of the country’s major architectural landmarks. The fact that the 27th African Union Summit, one of the continent’s most important political gatherings, will take place in the newly inaugurated convention center, is quite the stamp of approval.


The adjacent Radisson Blu hotel buildings equally impress with their thoughtful and emblematic design: surrounded by multi-colored bands they hint at ancient Rwandan baskets. While the convention center and the hotel’s location in close proximity to government institutions is ideal for business, the Radisson Blu hotel Kigali is also the perfect base for leisure travellers to explore Rwanda’s incredible biodiversity, wildlife and natural beauty. After all it’s not for nothing that the country is often referred to as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ and ‘Land of the Eternal Spring’. Plus, it’s one of the few places in the world where tourists can track the famous mountain gorillas!

Here are a few more impressions of the project’s beautiful design and architecture. Enjoy!


smaller conv center

kigali interior


What others think

  1. the whole design of the hotel is beautiful and it brings about a lot of curiosity of what more the hotel has to offer. I would love to write an article on my interior design blog about the hotel. Kindly let me know who I can talk to about this. Thanks

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