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Radisson Hotel Group expands Moroccan presence with the opening of four hotels

26 July 2021

Radisson Blu

Radisson Hotel Group expands Moroccan presence with the opening of four hotels

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the extension of its Moroccan footprint with the opening of four hotels in beloved tourist destinations Al Hoceima, Taghazout Bay, and Saïdia. Located in the south, north and northeast of Morocco, the four hotels consist of three inviting resorts and a comfortable seaside residence, bringing the Group’s fast-growing Moroccan portfolio to more than 10 hotels in operation and under development.  “We are delighted to be boosting the presence of our flagship Radisson Blu brand as well as our resort and Serviced Apartment offerings across Morocco. Morocco is one of our key focus markets in Africa where we are looking to reach 15 hotels in operation and under development in the country by 2025. Offering a base to disconnect in the continent’s number one surf village in Taghazout Bay or soak up the rich culture and superb scenery in Al Hoceima and Saïdia, the addition of the residence and three resorts perfectly complements our current footprint in the country. Travelers can now look forward to experiencing our Yes I Can! hospitality while enjoying endless tranquillity and relaxing summer days whether on a family holiday, romantic getaway, or solo vacation,” says Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, at Radisson Hotel Group.  Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima Situated on one of the most scenic Mediterranean bays, Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima is surrounded by 64 acres of cedar forest and is ideally located on the Sfiha beachfront. The hotel features 432 luxury rooms and suites with modern decor and breath-taking ocean and garden views. Located just 20 minutes from Al Hoceima’s international airport, Cherif Al Idrissi, the resort provides a convenient getaway for all travelers.  With direct beach access from the resort, guests can find tranquillity along the 2km stretch of Sfiha Beach, or by the pool. With exceptional ocean views and over 900m2 of flexible indoor and unique outdoor spaces to choose from, the resort is the ideal retreat for all types of special events in an idyllic setting. The resort also offers an extensive range of facilities including two tennis courts and a football field, an expansive spa with five treatment rooms, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool. There is also a Kids’ Club hosting a range of activities making the resort an ideal choice for families.  Guests are spoilt for dining choice with seven on-site restaurants and bars. Sample international cuisine at The Cedar restaurant, indulge in fine Moroccan cuisine at The Safran or enjoy tasty Mediterranean cuisine at The Fish House. For a lighter meal, make yourself comfortable along the poolside at the Splash Pool Bar or head down to the Island Bar located at the resort’s private beach. For a refreshing drink, options include the Open Bar and the Penthouse, a premium bar with exceptional ocean views.  Radisson Blu Residences, Al Hoceima Located adjacent to Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima and its facilities, Radisson Blu Residences, Al Hoceima offers direct access and boasts panoramic ocean, garden and pool views from the terraces of the Apartments and Bungalows, each thoughtfully designed with stylish, handcrafted furniture and a fully equipped kitchenette with a washing machine and induction hob. The resort is a welcoming seaside home base, offering world-class service in the mesmerizing coastal region of Al Hoceima, a charming seaside destination with a rich history, well preserved historic buildings, and traditional blue and white houses, drawing from the city’s Spanish and Moroccan influences. Guests can enjoy two swimming pools and a kid’s playground, or walk over to Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima to utilize its extensive array of facilities.  Radisson Blu Resort, Saïdia Beach Radisson Blu Resort, Saïdia Beach is ideally situated on the beach, alongside the Med-Saïdia Marina and Golf Course, offering 397 spacious and bright rooms and suites with modern designs inspired by authentic Moroccan architecture. Saïdia, also known as the “Blue Pearl” for its crystal blue waters and the country’s longest beach, is conveniently close to Oujda Angads, the international airport. Located in the northeast of Morocco, experience the enchanting shores of the Alboran Sea and the mild Mediterranean year-round climate.  With seemingly endless on-site facilities, guests can enjoy three refreshing swimming pools, unwind in the spa with its authentic Moroccan Hammam, or maintain their routine in the fitness center. The resort offers all-day fun with live entertainment at its on-site theater and a wide selection of activities for all ages such as yoga, water polo, Zumba, and beach football. Children have a dedicated Kids’ Club where they can enjoy an array of activities tailored for their age group, such as mini-chef classes, themed-days, and bowling.  With over 800m2 of customizable conference and banquet space, the resort offers the ideal space for occasions and events of any kind, as well as multiple dining options at the resort’s three restaurants. Banzú offers a mouth-watering selection of Asian-fusion dishes, whilst Sal transports you to Spain with authentic Spanish dishes, tapas, and wines. For Mediterranean delights with a Moroccan twist, guests can try the buffet at Mosaico or relax with a refreshing drink at one of the poolside bars, Le Maris Pool Bar and Turquoise Pool & Drinks. Watch your favorite team play while you sit back with a snack or drink at Zoco Sports Bar, Lounge & Terrace or watch the sunset from the resort’s exclusive private Wet Bar. Radisson Blu Resort, Taghazout Bay Surf Village Impeccably located in an eco-friendly village, Radisson Blu Resort, Taghazout Bay Surf Village is just steps away from alluring nature and the country’s best surf spot, Taghazout, known as Africa’s surfing paradise. The resort offers a selection of activities and facilities from a beach volleyball court, a recognized surf academy as well as a shop and Kids’ Club. Designed with an integrated and sustainable approach, visitors will be spoiled for choice with the local activities on offer, from surfing and water skiing, to golf and jeep rallies. Guests looking to relax can bask in the local culture and laid-back vibe of the surf village or capture a healthy Moroccan sun-kissed glow on a plush daybed or pool loungers on the sun terrace. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s fully equipped gym and spa facilities. The resort’s accommodation comprises modern and inviting rooms, bungalows and cabanas with in-room amenities, air conditioning, and an option for private or shared balconies.  With three on-site restaurants, guests can choose from The Kitchen, an all-day dining buffet restaurant; Origine, offering à la carte Moroccan and international cuisine; Panorama Bar & Restaurant, an à la carte eatery offering healthy Mediterreanean cuisine and The Roof, serving bespoke cocktails, premium drinks and sushi.  With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, each of these Moroccan hotels are implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.  

Himachal Pradesh gets a new gem as Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala opens its doors to guests

15 July 2021

Corporate Radisson Blu

Himachal Pradesh gets a new gem as Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala opens its doors to guests

Radisson Blu, an upper upscale brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces, is proud to announce the opening of Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Located on the scenic foothills of the mighty Dhauladhar Range, this idyllic resort is a perfect getaway with accessibility from all corners of the world. The resort offers the perfect combination of business and leisure amenities for discerning travelers. “We are delighted to bring our flagship brand to Dharamshala. Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala is our fourth hotel opening in 2021 which is set to mark new milestones for our business. We seek to add more than 15 new hotels to our portfolio this year, achieving the 100-hotel milestone,” said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group. With easy accessibility from Kangra Airport, the resort features 120-uniquely designed modern rooms overlooking the most picturesque view of the spectacular Kangra Valley. The resort enjoys an independent access from Khaniyara road connected to national highway 503 and is conveniently placed to explore all popular tourist destinations around Dharamshala. “We are honored to open this superb resort in Kangra Valley. Radisson Hotel Group was our chosen strategic partner and we are confident that this hotel will set a new benchmark of hospitality in the valley,” said R.P. Singh, Director, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Spread over 30,000 sqm and located 6 km from the iconic Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, the resort features rooms across standard, superior, deluxe, suite and presidential suite categories. It constitutes three banquet halls - Mid Off, Mid On and Centurion with capacity between 80 to 100 pax and an outdoor venue, The Banquet Deck, offering unparalleled views of the Kangra Valley and ideally suited to host weddings and social functions. In addition to 24-hour room service, the resort houses numerous onsite dining options serving a variety of cuisines such as The Edge – all day dining restaurant serving a range of local and western dishes; Italian Crust - the specialty Pizzeria, and All Out – Lounge Bar offering an enviable selection of wine and spirits along with delicious small bites.Vikas Sharma, General Manager, Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala said, “I am confident that the unique combination of the resort’s location, its facilities and the Group’s unmatched service standards will prove to be a compelling option for travelers looking for all-inclusive hospitality in the hills.”Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala will feature The Spa at Radisson Blu, a full-service branded spa offering guests a 360º immersive experience by focusing on minds, bodies and emotions. The spa will offer a selection of natural, holistic and beauty treatments for complete rejuvenation. Other amenities for rest and relaxation include a meditation room, a contemporary fitness studio and a temperature-controlled infinity pool offering a tranquil view of the Kangra valley. The resort offers a range of family recreation options such as an outdoor kids’ play area, family picnic spots in the serene pine forest and a cozy cards room. With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out. Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala is a Unit of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.

Radisson Hotel Group and Allego partner to develop pan-European charging network for electric vehicles

15 July 2021

Corporate

Radisson Hotel Group and Allego partner to develop pan-European charging network for electric vehicles

Radisson Hotel Group (“Radisson”), one of the world's largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development across 120 countries, and Allego, the leading pan-European provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, are proud to announce a strategic partnership to provide a Green Mobility network throughout Europe. This partnership aims to deploy and operate ultra-fast, fast and regular (AC) charging solutions for electric vehicles in over 220 Radisson Hotel Group locations across Europe, starting in the UK and the Nordics, with other European countries including Germany, France, and the Netherlands to follow. Under the terms of the agreement, the cooperation targets that each European Radisson Hotel Group property can offer EV charging to its guests on site by 2025. Allego deploys and manages a range of charging solutions, accessible to all electric vehicle brands, including the newest ultrafast charging stations where many EVs can receive a full charge (recharge) in as little as 15 minutes. The new Allego charging stations will be discoverable on all main wayfinding apps including Waze, Google Maps, and in-car navigation systems. The collaboration is focused on ensuring seamless payment capabilities, including the ability to pay for charging sessions via credit, debit and charge cards for over more than 150 European Mobility Service Providers (eMSPs). Allego and Radisson will define the optimal charging infrastructure typology for each location, including ultra-fast and fast charging capabilities offered at Radisson’s hotels in high traffic locations, while regular (AC) charging will be available for guests staying overnight or attending meetings and events. Radisson properties offer convenient amenities during charging, including grab & go snacks or beverages available in combination with ultra-fast and fast charging sessions at the hotel location. This collaboration between two prominent companies leading the way in green mobility will accelerate the growth of Allego’s (ultra-)fast charging network along travel corridors and in metropolitan areas throughout Europe. Chema Basterrechea, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Radisson Hotel Group said: “Radisson Hotel Group continues to be a leader in offering relevant guest experiences and setting the standard for global sustainability targets within the hospitality sector. Passenger EV sales are set to increase sharply in the next few years, rising from 3.1 million in 2020 to 14 million in 2025. The partnership with Allego highlights how Radisson Hotel Group is acting today for the future benefit of all, by offering our guests convenient and reliable green mobility capabilities across our hotel network in Europe.” Mathieu Bonnet, CEO of Allego: “We are delighted to partner with the Radisson Hotel Group which represents a key partner for our pan-European EV charging network, supported by their attractive footprint and highly-traffic locations. This partnership will allow us to bring our reliable, seamless charging experience and our pan-European network to a larger group of EV drivers and tap into Radisson Hotel Group’s well-situated network of hotels across Europe, allowing guests to charge their EV in the most convenient way. Radisson’s Green Mobility Mindset is fully aligned with our vision and commitment to a zero-emission environment and are pleased to be partnered with such a high-caliber company”. Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications at Radisson Hotel Group said: “We are extremely proud to be working with Allego as we implement key initiatives in line with our corporate responsibility goals, including setting science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the COP21 Paris Agreement. Over the past 10 years, the Radisson Hotel Group saw a 30% reduction in carbon emissions, and our Radisson Meetings continue to be uniquely 100% carbon neutral, which collectively has enabled 30,300 tons of carbon offsets since 2019. This strong partnership across Europe will be a first step in positioning Radisson Hotel Group as the place to go for EV drivers and travelers with a Green Mobility Mindset."