30 November 2021
Radisson Hotel Group and Cosmos Hotel Group (part of the AFK Sistema company) signed an agreement under which part of Cosmos Hotel Group’s hotels will benefit from the international hotel chain Radisson Hotel Group, while maintaining their own brand and identity. Under the agreement, 7 existing hotels currently in the Cosmos Hotel Group’s portfolio will join the Radisson Individuals brand. Another 4 hotels are committed to open by 2025 under this branding. In the future, the number of Cosmos Hotels that will be a member of Radisson Individuals could increase. Radisson Individuals offers independent hotels and regional chains the opportunity to be part of the global Radisson Hotel Group platform, and benefit from the Group’s global reach, while retaining the freedom to maintain their own uniqueness and identity.Alexandr Shvein, Cosmos Hotel Group President, says: "Together with Radisson Hotel Group, we are launching a product that is unique for the Russian market: on the one hand, it is the development of a domestic brand and, on the other hand, support from a major international player. These hotels, which are part of the agreement, will operate under the Cosmos Hotels brand and affiliate to Radisson Individuals. At the same time, using the Radisson Rewards loyalty program, we will gain a new sales channel and access to Radisson Hotel Group’s worldwide client base. And, of course, we are ready to offer third-party owners who are considering us as a management company for their hotels to connect them not only to the Cosmos brand, but also to Radisson Individuals. We see this "symbiosis" between Cosmos HG and Radisson Hotel Group as a rethinking of our approach to developing the hospitality sector in Russia”. Elie Younes, Global Chief Development Officer Radisson Hotel Group: “We are pleased to extend our partnership with Cosmos Hotel Group and add the first Radisson Individuals branded hotels across a range of Russian regions to our portfolio. This milestone strengthens Radisson Hotel Group’s position as the leading international operator in Russia with our portfolio to 47 hotels and 12,220 rooms in operation and development. We look forward to a successful long-based relationship with Cosmos Hotel Group”.
29 November 2021
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 Hotel & Spa, Nashik. Nestled at the foothills of the two-millennia old Pandav Caves, just off Nashik Mumbai highway, this idyllic hotel is conveniently accessible through air, rail and road from Mumbai and Pune and is the apt choice for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is spread over 42,000 sqm and boasts over 5,000 sqm of event space to host large-scale meetings and events. “We are delighted to introduce our flagship brand to Nashik. Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik’s unparalleled location and state-of-the-art MICE facilities make it a key asset in our portfolio. The opening further strengthens the Group’s presence in high-visibility leisure destinations that complements our overarching strategic growth plans for West India,” said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group. Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik is conveniently located within a 30-minute drive from Ozar Nashik International Airport, 20-minutes from Nashik railway station, 10-minutes from Nashik bus station and 10-minutes from the city center. The hotel offers easy access to tourist attractions such as the ancient Pandav caves, Trimbakeshwar Temple, Dadasaheb Phalke Museum, Coin Museum along with the famous vineyards of Nashik. It also specializes in curating customized activities like secret wine trails, heritage walks and vineyard brunches. The hotel features 224 well-designed modern rooms, including 18 suites with private balconies. Guests can choose from five room categories including superior room with pool view, superior room with hill view, deluxe room, premium suite and deluxe suite. Each room’s design and décor perfectly exhibit the contemporary influences ensuring an immersive experience for guests. “Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik is an ideal getaway for travelers seeking a peaceful vacation in the lush green surroundings of Trirashmi Hills. Its overall architectural appeal and easy accessibility from major metros like Mumbai and Pune make it a preferred choice for guests traveling to India’s wine capital. We are proud to partner with Radisson Hotel Group and are confident that this hotel will set a new benchmark for hospitality in Nashik,” said Mr. Rishi Mehra, Owner, R&P Hospitalities LLP. With over 5,000 sqm of indoor and outdoor event space, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik is the city’s most sophisticated setting for banquet functions, offsite business meetings and conferences, premier launches, executive retreats, grand weddings, and celebratory events. The hotel offers four indoor venues - Godavari Ballroom, Varuni, Tharuni and The Living Room that can host up to 2,400 pax and three outdoor venues – Godavari Lawns, Varuni Terrace and Amphitheatre, which can host up to 2,500 pax.Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik’s vibrant on-site restaurants offer experimental and unique menu options with a focus on fresh and organic produce. The hotel features four exquisite dining selections – The Smoked Vine, serving international cuisine and derives its design inspiration from the free-flowing Godavari River and rock-cut architecture of Pandav caves; The Tuscan Room, inspired from Italy’s traditional culinary culture and designed keeping Nashik’s vineyards in mind; Le Bistro, a laid-back Indo-Parisian eatery; The Orient House, specializing in Chinese cuisine. For those who enjoy a good cocktail, the hotel’s mixologists and bartenders are highly skilled in serving both original creations and other classic concoctions. The hotel’s Tea Lounge design ingenuity comes from the ‘Durgawadi Waterfall’ which is synonymous with natural beauty, calm and tranquility. Phalke Lounge & Bar owes its individuality to Indian Cinema’s stalwart “Dada Saheb Phalke”. It also has its own whisky bar, Antique Bar with a design inspiration that comes from the rock-cut architecture which is predominant in Nashik. A key attraction of the hotel, Atman - The Spa, offers guests a holistic wellness experience to revitalize their mind, body and soul. With a focus on rejuvenation and personalized experiences, the well-trained therapists offer a wide range of signature Western, Oriental and Ayurvedic treatments and spa rituals with natural indigenous ingredients for relaxation. The hotel is also well equipped with modern amenities like Gymkhana, a 24-hour fitness center; The Salon, a hair and beauty salon; an outdoor pool with a temperature-controlled jacuzzi along with an ASB squash court and Pilates room. Gopinath Gopalan, General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik said, “The hotel offers a unique perspective to hospitality with its modern yet earthy architectural inspiration and design. I am confident that with Radisson Blu's signature ‘Yes I Can! hospitality combined with the hotel’s thoughtfully curated experiences, we will prove to be a compelling option for guests looking for an enhanced accommodation experience in Nashik.” With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik 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.
29 November 2021
Set in an exceptional Venetian jewel of architecture by the Cannaregio canal, Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Nani Venice opens its doors in the historic heart of the city. Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Nani Venice is situated close to the Venetian Ghetto in the northern part of the city. The hotel’s 52 beautifully designed rooms, offering views of the Cannaregio Canal, city streets or the quiet courtyard, create a sense of serenity through a refined color palette and soft fabrics. The interior decoration preserves the stuccos and frescoes attributed to the Italian sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, who also remodeled the palazzo in the 1680s. Built in the 16th century, the hotel was the residence of the Nani family, an ancient Venetian family engaged in the political, social and cultural life of the city’s rich past. A 22-month extensive renovation project led by architects Studio Marco Piva and approved by the Fine Arts Heritage Committee, has transformed Palazzo Nani into a five-star Radisson Collection Hotel, renowned for offering exceptional service and guest experiences. The restoration work aimed to preserve the original decorative and architectural elements of the building’s façade and interiors. Special attention was paid to the restoration of historical ornaments, stuccos and paintings on the walls and ceilings. During the excavation works, some Roman flooring was found and registered by the Fine Arts and Heritage Protection Authorities. “We’re thrilled to establish our presence in this iconic city with our premium lifestyle brand Radisson Collection, which includes emblematic properties in unique locations with exceptional style and service. Following the successful opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan in August, we now have four Radisson Collection hotels in operation in Italy and continue to expand in the country." states Chema Basterrechea, President EMEA at Radisson Hotel Group. The hotel’s facilities include a private meeting room and space which can host up to 80 people, and the Zoja Wine Bar & Terrace, named after the noble family that also once resided in the Palazzo, which offers traditional Venetian food, wine and cocktails in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The serene garden on the north side of the hotel overlooks the Cannaregio Canal, creating a visual garden-water connection. Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Nani Venice lies in the Cannaregio district, known for the historic Jewish Ghetto and the many local bars and restaurants offering a truly Venetian experience. The Vaporetto stop just outside the hotel provides easy access to the rest of the city with its sights, and connects the hotel to the train station, airport and the popular islands of Murano and Burano. Venice is the second-most visited Italian city after Rome with the highest number of international tourists thanks to its world-famous artistic heritage, unique urban architecture and its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Venice also hosts art and architecture biennales, the internationally renowned film festival and other cultural exhibitions throughout the year. With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Nani Venice 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.
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