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Radisson Hotel Group announces the introduction of its first Radisson Collection hotel in Istanbul with the re-branding of the previously known Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul

18 August 2022

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Radisson Hotel Group announces the introduction of its first Radisson Collection hotel in Istanbul with the re-branding of the previously known Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul

Radisson Hotel Group announces the introduction of its first Radisson Collection hotel in Istanbul with the re-branding of the previously known Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul Radisson Hotel Group announces the transformation and re-opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul as a Radisson Collection hotel, following an extensive renovation. Located in one of the city’s prime residential and commercial districts, Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul will be the Group’s second Radisson Collection property in Turkey and the first in Istanbul. The opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul follows the successful opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Bodrum this past summer. Vadistanbul is a modern and dynamic residential area of wider Istanbul, nestled on the foothills of Vadistanbul Park which includes the Ataturk Arboretum, Belgrade Forest, and Göktürk Ponds National Park. Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul is situated on a main boulevard in Vadistanbul which will be home to the shopping mall with 270 retail shops and offices for 20,000 people. The hotel is located opposite the Turk Telecom Area, one of Istanbul’s major sports arenas, near the key business district of Maslak, and 30km from Istanbul’s new airport. Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul features 193 stylish rooms and suites in a relaxing atmosphere with the choice of either city or forest views and a relaxed urban vibe. The rooms offer a relaxing atmosphere, a stylish design, and thoughtful amenities like the Nespresso machine, personal device streaming to the TV, as well as the exclusive Radisson Collection bathroom amenities. The property transformation was aimed at improving the facilities and maximizing guest satisfaction by offering exceptional service. Upon entering the hotel, guests will be introduced to a modern design in the lobby area while guestrooms offer upscale, modern comfort. Photographs taken by local artists add a styling element that celebrates the character of the destination. The all-day-dining restaurant serves international delights made with local products, while in Vadi Bistro guests are guaranteed to experience the vibrant pulse of city life in Turkey. The hotel offers a fully equipped gym with stunning forest views. The hotel’s partner spa, Valley Club & Spa stretches across more than 2,330m2 and includes a heated pool, a Turkish bath, a steam bath, a hammam, and a sauna with five treatment rooms for a selection of massages and treatments. Yilmaz Yildirimlar, Senior Vice President Central, Eastern Europe, Russia & Turkey says: "We are delighted to announce the Group’s second Radisson Collection property in Turkey and the first in Istanbul with the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul and introduce our Radisson Collection brand to Istanbul. The hotel’s strong service standards and our global expertise will bring additional value to its guests looking to travel to Istanbul and enjoy the city’s prime location. And we proud to reinforce our presence in Istanbul as the largest brand and with an ambition to become the largest operator in the city." The meeting facilities at the hotel include a 1,000m2 ballroom and more than 300m2 of meeting rooms and boardroom space. The hotel is able to host unforgettable events for both business and leisure from 2 up to 900 guests in its seven flexible, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and one ballroom fully equipped with the latest technology and natural daylight. Nihan Sicakkanli, General Manager of Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul says: "We are proud of our association with Radisson Hotel Group, which has the right selection of brands to fit our requirements. We look forward to hosting guests under the Radisson Collection brand at this iconic, newly transformed property and welcoming them to the exceptional and deliver globally recognized experiences with a local touch." Radisson Hotel Group's highest priority remains the health and safety of its guests and employees. Radisson Collection Hotel, Vadistanbul 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.   

Radisson Hotel Group expands its Moroccan portfolio with a new resort in the “Blue Pearl” region

17 August 2022

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Radisson Hotel Group expands its Moroccan portfolio with a new resort in the “Blue Pearl” region

Radisson Hotel Group expands its Moroccan portfolio with a new resort in the “Blue Pearl” region Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of its seventh hotel in Morocco, and its second Radisson Blu Resort in Saidia. Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Garden is located on one of the longest beaches in Morocco that stretches across 14 km. The resort brings together the tranquility of coastal living with the luxury of a golf getaway. Travelers can enjoy the local natural bird preserve that surrounds the town, private beaches, shopping malls, and a multitude of attractions and sporting activities.  Saidia is a coastal city, located at the Algerian – Moroccan borders, near the city of Oujda in the Oriental “Blue Pearl” region of Morocco, famous for its 14km of fine sand beaches which make up Morocco’s longest coastline. First discovered in 1883, the town has become one of northeastern Morocco’s most frequented bays, popular with locals and international travelers alike. Saidia is known as the “Blue Pearl” for its beautiful blue waters of the Alboran Sea, filled with a variety of fish species, perfect for divers and water sports enthusiasts or nature-lovers looking to explore the local beaches and hiking trails. Radisson Blu Resort Saidia Garden features 150 rooms across six different room categories, all with 11sqm private terraces that allow guests to take in the stunning local scenery. The rooms are elegantly decorated in a soft color palette that reflects the local Mediterranean ocean color and glorious sunsets, and feature  modern amenities like Nespresso machines, soft bedding, and elegant furniture. The Superior and Family Stay rooms offer interconnectivity for colleagues on a work visit or a family holidaying together. The hotel includes a specially designed Kids & Co program, which keeps young guests entertained with activities for all ages, including a mini disco, two kids’ clubs, and a teenagers’ club. A whole-family program is also available, offering exciting itineraries for all families to enjoy together. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, indoor fitness center, bar, dry-cleaning, babysitting, and on-site car rental. Dining at Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Garden, is authentically Mediterranean. The family-friendly Atlas Buffet Restaurant & Terrace offers a broad selection of colorful salads, fresh fish catches of the day, pasta dishes, local ingredients such as locally sourced meats, and mouthwatering desserts. For a more relaxed dining experience, guests can head to the Oasis Pool Bar to enjoy a cocktail or a quick snack, surrounded by colorful Moroccan-inspired decor. “We are excited to bring to the beautiful "Blue Pearl" shoreline our second Radisson Blu, providing guests with the perfect base to enjoy the golden sand and Mediterranean climate, thrilling nautical activities and much more... Together with the teams, we are delighted to propose a genuine international experience with a Moroccan twist, creating everlasting memories “, says Denis Dernault, Cluster General Manager, Radisson Blu Resort Saidia Garden.  Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, says, "The opening of Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Garden as our second resort in Saidia, highlights the Group’s commitment to Morocco and the continent. We look forward to welcoming guests from across the world to this beautiful part of the world searching for a luxurious and memorable stay.” Health and safety are a top priority across the Radisson Hotel Group, for both its valued guests and its staff members. Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Garden, stringently follows the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program, implementing in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols that were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company These protocols are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out. 

Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos opens in the Sporades islands

10 August 2022

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Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos opens in the Sporades islands

Radisson Hotel Group opens its latest Greek upscale resort in the Greek Sporades islands on the sought-after island destination of Skiathos, known for its unspoiled natural beauty and exquisite sandy beaches on the blue waters of the Aegean Sea.  Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos is located on the beautiful south coast of Skiathos, overlooking the Aegean Sea and Kanapitsa beach. Skiathos, the westernmost of the Sporades islands, is known for its stunning coastline of more than 60 beaches with soft sand and clear blue waters, as well as sea caves, impressive rock formations, and hiking trails on the tree-covered hills along the north shore made famous as the location for the filming of Mamma Mia. The island’s Byzantine churches and monasteries, Venetian-style Bourtzi fortress, and Papadiamantis House with its typical architecture are important parts of the island’s rich history.  The resort’s 84 rooms and suites are decorated in a modern, minimalist style, and most of them offer views of the hotel pool or the sea. Private balconies or terraces are available in select rooms, and the resort’s biggest suites feature private whirlpools for ultimate privacy and relaxation. The resort is ideally suited for weddings with its own on-site orthodox chapel and versatile outdoor pool area that offers receptions with stunning views. The main all-day dining restaurant celebrates Greek and Mediterranean flavors on its lunch and dinner menus. The poolside bar offers breakfast treats and late-night snacks as well as a wide selection of drinks and an extensive wine list. For guests looking to keep up their fitness routine, a well-equipped gym is available. “We are excited to offer our guests a fantastic resort experience on the beautiful island of Skiathos, as we continue to expand our Greek resort portfolio. Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos allows guests to switch off and relax surrounded by stunning natural beauty,” says Yilmaz Yildirimlar, Area Senior Vice President at Radisson Hotel Group. Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos is Radisson Hotel Group’s latest island resort to open in the Greek islands, following the opening of Radisson Blu Euphoria Resort, Mykonos earlier this year, and Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort, Santorini, which started to welcome guests in 2021. With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos 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.