Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel has again added another trophy to their collection after they were awarded the African Excellence Award 2015, Crisis Communication in Cape Town, South Africa on the 21st April 2016.

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Receiving the award on behalf of the hotel was the General Manager, Nuno Neves who said he was very happy for the recognition they have again received for keeping the hotel in high standard in Sierra Leone during the ebola crisis.

“I am proud that our effort has again been recognised in Africa for making sure that the standard required of all Radisson Blu was maintained during the ebola crisis as it was a very difficult time to operate under such condition.”

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He said with so much high quality hotels all over the continent, Radisson Blu was the most successful which is a very big honour to the management and staff of the hotel. He said against all the odds they stood their ground to make sure the quality of the hotel was never jeopardised and they kept the hotel safe the entire 18 months of the ebola crisis, in which many high profile delegates including United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, Tony Blair, top European Union delegates all visited the country and they were confident to stay in Radisson Blu.

In Asia, it was held in Singapore, in Europe, Stockholm, USA in New York and in South America in Rio de Janeiro.

“I was very happy that Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko is helping to advertise Sierra Leone as many people were asking me where Sierra Leone is, and so there is a Radisson Blu hotel in Sierra Leone. I was excited to tell them about Sierra Leone and the prospect of having a beautiful holiday with quality beaches, good weather and friendly people. It was an opportunity to tell the continent and the entire world that Sierra Leone is ready for business and investors should be happy to come and invest because of the peaceful atmosphere and the opportunities the country can provide.

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The General Manager said there were over 100 speakers at the ceremony and Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Sierra Leone was among such elites in the continent, which he said shows that their ‘Yes I Can’ attitude has paid much dividend to the Rezidor Group which also is a winner because of Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel.

He said they will not relent but will continue to keep the standard of the hotel, and even though business is slow these days, they are still making sure they do not lose sight of commitment to provide the best.

Mr Neves congratulated the people and government for celebrating 55 years of Independence and hope that the country will continue in its development path.