Industry Update
Appointment23 January 2017

Ian Rydin

Appointed General Manager
At Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Kenya

Ian RydinCarlson Rezidor has appointed a Swedish manager to head the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel located in Nairobi’s Upper Hill district. The Brussels-based international hotels group has also made Kenya its regional hub. Ian Rydin will serve as general manager of the luxury Nairobi hotel, which opened in November 2015. Mr Rydin will also be Carlson Rezidor’s district director in charge of East Africa region, the Stockholm Stock Exchange-listed hotel chain said. He replaces the hotel’s founding manager Jens Brandin who left in December to take a similar job at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Stavanger, Norway. Mr Rydin, a career hotelier, will be tasked with growing Radisson Blu’s market share in Nairobi’s increasingly competitive hospitality market where new global hotel chains are setting up.

Oxford Brookes University

Ian Rydin (Class of 0) is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University in -
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Radisson Hotel Group (RHG)

Radisson Hotel Group (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) is one of the world's largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world.
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