From Hamburg to Africa

Pre-Opening Team

It is very exciting to be able to witness and participate in an opening process of a hotel. Two employees from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg were able to make this experience. So they head off from the Hanseatic city in Northern Germany to Africa.

For about three weeks Sandra Tontsch, Banquet Service Manager, and Susanne Petrich, Restaurant Manager, have supported their colleagues at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali during the opening phase and the Grand Opening on July 11, 2016. The competence duo from Hamburg was on hand with in-depth expertise in the field of event and restaurant management and prepared the local team for future tasks.


Sandra Tontsch & Susanne Petrich


After the successful opening both, Susanne and Sandra, shortly summarized their experiences for us:

"It was a great experience for us. We had lots of fun, worked hard, met inspiring people and were able to discover this wonderful country and the warm and welcoming culture", said Susanne Petrich with a bright smile on her face.

"This unique development opportunity and the "Yes I can!" service philosophy from Radisson Blu are the strength of our expertise. We are very happy that we received this amazing chance", adds Sandra Tontsch.


Radisson Blu & Convention Center in Kigali


The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali is the first Convention Centre in Rwanda. The excellent location of the hotel in Kigali offers state-of-the-art conference and banquet facilities, 292 rooms and suites as well as two restaurants for resident embassies and companies, the Parliament and the Supreme Court.

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