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Radisson Hotel & Apartments Dammam Industrial City reopens following refurbishment and rebranding

13 January 2022

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Radisson Hotel & Apartments Dammam Industrial City reopens following refurbishment and rebranding

Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announce the re-opening of Radisson Hotel & Apartments Dammam Industrial City following a rebranding and extensive refurbishment of the existing Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments Dammam Industrial, the only international 4-star hotel in Dammam Second Industrial City.   Located in the heart of the buzzing business district near Half Moon Bay Beach, famous for its sandy beaches, Radisson Hotel & Apartments Dammam Industrial City is just 35 minutes’ drive from King Khalid International Airport, with access to numerous nearby businesses and offices. The hotel is close to the popular Dhahran Mall and Modon Lake, the Kingdom's largest artificial lake with a 4-kilometer footpath surrounded by greenery.  The hotel’s 201 spacious rooms, 104 apartments, and common areas have been redesigned to feature a fresh, modern, and stylish atmosphere. Guests can enjoy access to the fitness center, pool, and spa, for a simple delightful stay. The hotel also offers two restaurants and a lobby lounge. RBG restaurant offers a casual dining experience where guests can savor grilled international dishes for lunch or dinner, as well as the famous Super Breakfast buffet to start the day. For a taste of Italy, guests can enjoy lunch and dinner in the soon to open Bocca Buona, where chefs will serve pizza to pasta straight from the open show kitchen. Guests looking for a tasty snack and a hot drink, can visit Modon Café in the lobby lounge which will also showcase live sports.  Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, says, "We are delighted to rebrand the hotel to our fast-growing upscale brand, Radisson, which has been well-received across the Middle East due to its nature-inspired aesthetic and its ability to enable guests to focus on a work/life balance and find harmony in their travel experience. The hotel complements our current hotel portfolio in Saudi Arabia, a region that remains a key market for us.  We are excited to bring the Radisson brand to Damman, an upscale hotel ideal for business or leisure travelers alike.”  Radisson Hotel & Apartments Dammam Industrial City welcomes events of all sizes to the heart of Dammam's business district.  Facilities include a ballroom, two versatile meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 490 guests, seven offices with natural daylight, and a 530 square meter space for receptions, pre-function gatherings, and coffee breaks. In addition, each meeting room is equipped with high-end audio-visual technology. Remmi de Graaf, General Manager Radisson Hotel & Apartments Dammam Industrial City, comments, "The team is very proud to be the first Radisson brand in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Located very conveniently, this is the only 4-star hotel in the 2nd Industrial Area in Dammam, and offers a little oasis where business meets leisure. We will continue to create memorable experiences for our guests with our dedicated team and modern facilities, and look forward to welcoming our guests for a simply delightful stay.” Radisson Hotel Group's highest priority remains the health and safety of its guests and employees. Radisson Hotel Apartments Dammam Industrial City is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program of in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols developed in partnership with SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, which are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.    Read more about the hotel on the hotel website. 

2021- A Year In Review: Radisson Hotel Group’s Responsible Business Milestones

12 January 2022

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2021- A Year In Review: Radisson Hotel Group’s Responsible Business Milestones

Radisson Hotel Group’s looks back on a year of successful Responsible Business initiatives, including being the world’s first hotel group to make meetings and events carbon negative across 400+ hotels in its EMEA portfolio, establishing and extending partnerships focused on health, safety, and green energy, and the launch of the Global Sustainability Basics framework which will be implemented in 2022.Radisson Hotel Group remains committed to its corporate responsibility targets as outlined in the 2020 Responsible Business Report, including the reduction of the company’s carbon and water footprint by 30% by 2025, aligning with science-based emissions reduction targets, removing single use plastics, and continuing to drive best practices in responsible consumption behavior. 2021 marked a year of key milestones and innovative initiatives in the three pillars of Think People, Think Community and Think Planet.Carbon Negative and Neutral Meetings: Since 2019, Radisson Hotel Group has set the industry standard for carbon neutral meetings and has been the only hotel group that off-sets the carbon footprint for every meeting and event at its hotels worldwide at no cost to delegates or organizers. In 2021, the Group launched its Carbon Negative, Planet Positive initiativeto make meetings and events across 400+ hotels in its EMEA portfolio carbon negative by offsetting double the CO2 emissions. Since 2019, the Group has offset over 30,300 tons of CO2 from meetings & events, at no cost to clients, equivalent to removing more than 6,500 fuel driven cars[1] off the road.Responsible consumption and supply chain partnerships: In 2021 Radisson Hotel Group announced two groundbreaking e-mobility partnerships establishing its position as a green mobility leader. The first partnership is with Allego, a leading pan-European provider with the aim of bringing EV charging solutions to all European Radisson Hotel Group properties by 2025, and a second partnership with Sunfuel in India, aiming to equip the 100+ Radisson Hotel Group properties in the country with EV charging stations.As part of the Group’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Radisson Hotel Group swiftly launched the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol across all hotels, combined with the third-party validation by SGS, as 234 continued to achieve the additional Safehotels security label.The Group was also recognized as an EcoVadis silver level sustainable company and signed an agreement with Ecovadis to apply the Rating to its global supply chain. In 2021, Radisson Hotel Group partnered with innovative start-up, Too Good To Go to reduce food waste and to redistribute surplus food from hotels across Europe.Global Sustainability Basics: In a unique cooperation between the World Travel & Tourism Council, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, and leading hotel companies, the Basic Sustainability framework was launched at the end of 2021 as a non-competitive initiative to raise the global basic level of hotel sustainability. Radisson Hotel Group supports the launch of the Basic Sustainability framework which delivers a common starting point for hotel sustainability accessible to all hotels worldwide– whether they are part of a large international group or independent. Providing hotels globally with these common measures will have a positive impact on the planet and will drive real change by stimulating the demand for responsible travel. The full framework is currently under development and will be released in March 2022.Responsible Business Awards: The past year, Radisson Hotel Group has received several accolades, including Spain’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Hospitality Gold certification for Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla which runs entirely on renewable energy and consumes 40% less water than the reference building.“Throughout the pandemic, customers continue to look for sustainable travel options. Since the COP26 summit, climate change mitigation has come even more to the forefront of business strategies and everyone’s mind. Sustainability is a top priority for our industry and our customers. At Radisson Hotel Group, we continue to work on our roadmap to Net Zero and are proud of the milestones we have realized in a challenging year for our industry. 2021 marked an opportunity to harness our focus on responsible business initiatives for both our Group and collectively for the hospitality industry. We look forward to another year of establishing strong strategic partnerships as we all work towards a responsible recovery and return of travel,” says Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications for Radisson Hotel Group. More details of Radisson Hotel Group’s achievements and plan will be released in the 2021 Responsible Business report in Q2 2022. [1] US Environmental Protection Agency

Radisson Hotel Group welcomes fourth brand to Saudi Arabia with the opening of Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport

11 January 2022

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Radisson Hotel Group welcomes fourth brand to Saudi Arabia with the opening of Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport, the debut of the Group's fourth brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  This brings the Group's portfolio to over 25 hotels, resorts, and serviced apartments in operation and under development in Saudi Arabia, perfectly complementing the Group’s collection of city and leisure hotels across Riyadh. Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport features 471 rooms including duplex suites and three-bedroom villas and family connecting rooms with a wide range of amenities such as coffee machines and rain-showers to make each guest’s stay memorable. The family villas are equipped with a private pool, separate living area, a dining area with fully equipped kitchen and washing machine, spread over three floors they are ideal for those planning an extended stay or looking for extra space.   Located just 25 minutes from the city center and five kilometers from the King Khalid International Airport, Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport offers easy access to the city's main sights like the Riyadh front leisure destination, and the Riyadh business gate. In addition, Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport offers its guests three outdoor pools, two indoor pools, a separate ladies and men fitness studio, and a spa.  The hotel features two dining options which offer both international and Arabic dishes. Start the day right with a "Super Breakfast" on the terrace of Lune, or enjoy all-day dining from the extensive à la carte lunch and dinner menu. Kasbah Café on the ground floor offers a variety of light international dishes and shisha on the pergola terrace.  Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, and Africa, at Radisson Hotel Group, says, "We are delighted to welcome our first airport hotel to Riyadh and bring an additional brand from our portfolio to the capital. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains a key development area for us, evident in our fast expansion within the country aligned with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030. We are thrilled for guests to experience this upscale hotel brand which enables guests to focus on a work/life balance and find harmony in their travel experience."  Providing an ideal venue for any event, including large groups or weddings, the hotel offers 11 meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology and a soon to open auditorium spanning more than 1,800 square meters.  Christopher Pike, General Manager Radisson Hotel, Riyadh Airport comment, "With an ideal location next to the King Khalid International Airport and the perfect mix of rooms, duplex suites, and villas, we can offer something for everyone. The entire hotel team and I look forward to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests delivering Radisson’s renowned Yes I Can! service "  With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport 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. The Safety Protocol is an integral part of Radisson Hotel Group’s Safety and Security program ensuring we always care for our guests and team members. Read more about the hotel, on the hotel website.