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Committed to creating value to our owners in everything that we do

- Elie Younes, Global Chief Development Officer

Welcome to our world

At Radisson Hotel Group we provide a detailed, insightful, and consistent approach to our owners and create meaningful, delightful and inspiring experiences for our guests. We are a people company – with passionate colleagues delivering a genuine service to our guests and owners. We are pragmatic, responsive and nimble and provide compelling brands to our owners and guests. Let us introduce you to our company, our approach and how we add value to our partners.
More than 65% of our owners have more than one hotel with us. We are relentless in creating more opportunities for our owners and guests and believe in long standing relationships based on trust, responsibility and accountability. There are five key reasons to do business with us, which are focused on creating revenue and cost advantage.

What do our owners and partners say about us?

We are constantly investing in our brands, people and systems to create the maximum level of value for our owners and guests, enabling further opportunities through each step of the way. 

Here is what some of our owners and key industry stakeholders have to say about us:

Corporate - Jochen Schaefer Suren

Jochen Schaefer-Suren

Chief Executive Officer - Hotel & Leisure Division, Principal Real Estate

“I have been involved with Radisson Hotel group as owner in many projects including a recent Radisson Collection in Lyon that we own. On all projects, and despite the different challenges, the management team at Radisson has proven to be very professional and creative, demonstrating a fair and balanced cooperation with us as owners. They always ensured strong operating results and long-term value creation.”
Corporate - Daniel Nordvallerx

Daniel Nordvaller

Head of Hotel Division, Linstow

“Radisson Hotel Group has been a valuable partner for Linstow's portfolio of 8 hotels with 2,400 rooms in the Baltics and Russia. We have appreciated the close cooperation, open and direct communication and accessibility to key management members. RHG´s well recognised brands and many talents within the organisation have secured the commercial development of the hotels with high levels of guest satisfaction. We look forward to many years of this successful partnership.”
Corporate - Russell Kett HVS

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS London Office

“I have always been impressed by Elie Younes as well as the RHG team and their understanding of an owner’s, investor’s or developer’s needs, being able to put themselves into their shoes and to strive for a in their relationship.”
Corporate - Owen Pritchard

Owen Pritchard


“CBRE have completed a number of successful deals on behalf of Hotel owners with RHG across Europe over the last few years. With a strong brand proposition RHG is involved in many of the operator selection processes we manage for our clients. We find the approach of Elie and the RHG development team to be innovative, proactive and responsive and look forward to continue to work with them in the future.”
Corporate - Bahram Sadr Hashemix

Bahram Sadr-Hashemi

Owner, Azure Hotels

“Having partnered in a number of different hotel assets across Europe and the UK during the last 20 years, we find that Radisson has strong and efficient operational capabilities with a very open and approachable management team and we look forward to furthering our relationship on both existing and new assets together.“
Corporate - Andreas Loecher

Andreas Löcher

Head of Investment Management Hospitality, Union Investment

“With leading partners such as the Radisson Hotel Group we bring first-class quality hotels to the business hubs for many years – in Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussel and beyond. A partnership at eye level.”
Corporate - Jarkko H

Jarkko Härmälä

CEO, Sokotel ltd

“It has been our pleasure to successfully cooperate with Radisson Hotel Group more than 20 years on our 8 hotels together!”
Business Development - Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

Sam Patel

Managing Director, Axcel Group Limited

"Delighted to have opened the first Radisson Individuals and to develop the lifestyle RED at a major international airport. The Radisson team has been very responsive, flexible, engaged and fun to work with."
Corporate - Lars Weenasx

Lars Wenaas

Owner, Wenaasgruppen AS

“It has been a great pleasure cooperating with Radisson Hotel Group for 20 years. We are very grateful for their total commitment to run 20 of our hotels with great leadership and exceptional service to the guests”
Corporate - Donato Saponara

Donato Saponara

Allianz, Head of Transactions West Europe - Country Head of Italy

“We are delighted with our partnership with Radisson for the transformation of a significant building in the heart of Milan. Santa Sofia is undergoing an exciting period of regeneration and incorporating Radisson Collection life style hotel alongside stand out offices like Corso Italia, 23 plays an important role in developing this part of Milan”
Corporate - Mohamed Hazem Saad Zaghloul

Mohamed Hazem Saad Zaghloul

Board Member Zaghloul Holdings (largest hotel owner in Egypt)

“As the largest owner across Egypt we are pleased to be partnered with the Radisson Hotel Group. We are delighted to be working with a company with such extensive experience and are excited to expand from our existing property in Cairo to over 6 additional hotels in the coming years with Radisson.”
Corporate - Marc Finney

Marc Finney

Head of Hotels & Resorts Consulting, Colliers International

“Radisson is often a leading contender in our operator selection processes and we find that their common-sense approach, clear brands, positive attitudes and competitive terms resonate well with our clients that have selected them. They are a very large organisation but they demonstrate a level of care for projects more often found in smaller organisations. Their focus on aligning the interests of the manager and the owner is a particular strength.”
Corporate - Khalid Anib

Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels, PJSC

“Very pleased to have two of our hotels in the UAE operated under Radisson Blu. The brand has a strong presence in Africa and Europe, both are very important source in the markets.”
Corporate - Abdul Ilah Marafie

Abdul Ilah Marafie

Chairman & CEO, First Hotels Co. KSCC

“Our Radisson Blu Hotel was the first outside Scandinavia (previously SAS Hotels). Our landmark hotel in the Middle East has been with Radisson for over 40 years – a testimony of a long term and trustful relationship between the Owners, management team and the employees. We value the outstanding and cordial relationship with RHG which we hope to continue and maintain.”
Corporate - Ronal Samani

Ronal Samani

AMS Properties Ltd

“The support Radisson Hotel Group accorded to us, both during the development and subsequent operations stages, was incredible, assisting in creating one of the most successful hotels in this region. We are confident, that with their support, we can return to the profitability of pre-crisis levels in the not too distant future.”
Corporate - Matt Luscombe

Matthew Luscombe

COO of Cycas

“Cycas are proud to have partnered with Radisson to develop their first extended stay hotel in Europe. The Radisson team are smart, principled and pragmatic. We look forward to extending our partnership together.”
Corporate - Mr Nguyen Ho Nam

Mr. Nguyen Ho Nam

Co-Founder – Chairman Bamboo Capital Group

“We highly appreciate the global professionalism and service quality of Radisson Hotels Group. As the investor of two major projects in Vietnam managed by Radisson Hotels Group, we truly believe Radisson Hotels Group and Bamboo Capital Vietnam could become strategic partnerships to sustainably develop in Vietnamese tourism and real estate market.”
Corporate - Peggy E Angeles

Madam Luisa E. Angeles

Executive Vice President, SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation

“SM Hotels and Conventions Corp’s (SMHCC) longtime partnership with Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) reflects a strong mutual intent to grow the brand in the Philippines. The first Radisson Blu brand in Asia Pacific opened in Cebu in 2010 and the first Park Inn hotel in Asia Pacific in Davao in 2013 paving the way for the RHG brands’ expansion in this part of the globe. Today the RHG flag flies proudly in five exciting destinations in the Philippines.”
Corporate - Punarjeeva Karunanayakex

Dr. Punarjeeva Karunanayake

Chairman Serenia Ltd/Genesis Capital Ltd.

“I am privileged that our first hotel, Radisson Collection Resort Galle, is the first of its kind under the Radisson Collection Brand in South East Asia. I must say that the Radisson Team in Singapore had a wealth of experience to support my vision for this project and was very supportive in achieving my goals for this beachfront property. What is truly special about the Radisson team is their fair, balanced, solution oriented approach that makes them a true partner in this project.”
At Radisson Hotel Group, we are always creating ownership value through everything we do, and we have designed our international portfolio of brands to meet the needs of the changing travel sector. Our ten distinctive hotel brands are clearly segmented and tailored to be relevant to both our guests and owners.