5 star hotel, The plan for Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba Carlson Rezidor has expanded its hotel pipeline with the addition of Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba, which will be its first property in South Sudan. The 158-room hotel is set to open in the second quarter of 2017 and is being developed by Blue Diamond Hotel Limited. Its opening will build on the operator’s presence across 24 countries in Africa. “South Sudan is a promising emerging country, and we look forward to establishing our presence there together with our partner Blue Diamond Hotel Limited”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, president & CEO of Rezidor. Already under construction, the hotel is located in the Hai Malakal district, overlooking the White Nile River, and 8km away from Juba International Airport.