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Radisson Hotel Group invites Chinese guests to create meaningful and memorable moments in Shanghai

22 September 2021

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Radisson Hotel Group invites Chinese guests to create meaningful and memorable moments in Shanghai

Radisson Hotel Group is reviving the joy of travel in Shanghai with a new campaign that invites Chinese travelers to create memorable, meaningful moments in the “Paris of the East”. As China’s domestic tourism recovery gains momentum, guests are encouraged to return to this amazing metropolis and rediscover its iconic attractions. Shanghai is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, with an incredible array of activities to suit every type of traveler. From the sensational shopping of Nanjing Road and the sparkling skyline of Lujiazui, to the chic waterfront of The Bund and the leafy avenues of the Hengshan Road – Fuxing Road Historic Area, this is a destination that never fails to stimulate the senses and ignite the imagination. To celebrate this, the “Memorable Shanghai” campaign will enable domestic guests to enjoy surprising and inspiring vacations, in line with Radisson Hotel Group’s “Every Moment Matters” philosophy. China’s resurgent domestic tourism industry is helping to drive the recovery from the global pandemic. During the last major public holiday in May 2021, a staggering 230 million trips were taken around the country and Shanghai Disney Resort was one of the top attractions¹. Domestic air traffic in China is also soaring; according to the latest data from IATA², flights around the country were almost 80% full in May. With a collection of seven hotels all across Shanghai, covering three of its industry-leading brands, Radisson Hotel Group can cater for every traveler, whether they already know and love Shanghai or are exploring the city for the first time. Guests can stay in comforting accommodation, wake up to breath-taking vistas, feel at ease and experience the authentic locale in a choice of dynamic districts. Radisson Collection Hotel, Hyland Shanghai and Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World put shoppers in the retail heart of Nanjing Road, and Radisson Collection Hotel, Yangtze Shanghai feels the buzz of the Hongqiao. For families, Radisson Blu Shanghai Pudong Jinqiao provides a great base for trips to Shanghai Disney Resort, while Radisson Exhibition Center Shanghai is tailor-made for those who want to combine their business trip with a leisure break. Wherever they choose to stay, every guest can maximize their stay in Shanghai with Radisson Hotel Group’s “China Autumn Offer” promotion! Valid for bookings made at participating hotels between 20 September and 31 October and stays before 31 October 2021, this enticing offer includes a guaranteed room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, and free cancellation up until 24 hours before check-in. Radisson Rewards and Jin Jiang Club members will also receive 20% off their chosen hotel’s Autumn promotion rate. To create even more memorable moments, guests will be presented with two beautiful, freshly baked butterfly cookies in a special gift box*. In China, the butterfly is a symbol of longevity and love, so these delicious treats are a wonderful way to celebrate the joy of travel. “We are delighted to launch the ‘Memorable Shanghai’ campaign and invite our cherished Chinese guests to visit this vibrant destination. As normal life gradually returns to China, more people are taking the opportunity to reconnect with their loved ones and rediscover their home country. Shanghai is a stunning city that provides the perfect blend of classic charm and contemporary style, with a wealth of activities for all ages. We look forward to welcoming visitors to this urban jewel and create meaningful moments with Radisson Hotel Group,” said Gary Ye, Vice President, Operations, China, Radisson Hotel Group. To learn more about Memorable Shanghai, please visit www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotel-deals/memorableshanghai. ¹ https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/06/china-travel-bookings-soar-during-may-labor-day-holiday-as-covid-eases.html ² https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/pr/2021-07-07-02/ *while stocks last

Radisson Hotel Group announces 100 operating hotels in India

21 September 2021

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Radisson Hotel Group announces 100 operating hotels in India

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to achieve a historic milestone of 100 operating hotels in India with the opening of Radisson Bhopal. With more than 20 years in operation, Radisson Hotel Group is one of the leading international hotel groups in the country with seven distinct brands and a presence across over 60 locations encompassing key business, leisure and gateway centers. Boasting one of the most widely connected domestic network in India, the Group has been growing at an exceptional momentum with plans to open 14 new hotels in 2021 and more than 60 hotels in the next five years.Radisson Hotel Group has been one of the pioneers to identify tier II, III and mid-segment markets as the growth engine, and was amongst the first international hotel chain to venture into these areas. Today, the Group draws more than 50% of its business from these centers, a testament of its vision and commitment to make hospitality accessible in every part of the country. With the Group’s wide presence, operating scale and distribution in India, it is now seeking to enter tier IV and V markets in an aggressive manner. “This is indeed a nostalgic point in our journey of over two decades. Since inception in the 1990s, Radisson Hotel Group has charted out a success story and played a significant role in transforming the Indian hospitality industry. I am truly grateful to our guests, owners, employees and the extended hospitality industry for their tremendous support to help us reach this milestone,” said K.B Kachru, Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor, Radisson Hotel Group, South Asia. “One hundred operating hotels is a milestone that both celebrates our legacy and heralds a new era of hospitality at Radisson Hotel Group. We are focused on building a future-ready roadmap for our business which will uplift our brand equity, transform our operations and establish a culture of excellence”, said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President Operations South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group. Focused on the needs of today’s travelers, the Group has evolved its portfolio by introducing hotels and resorts that offer contemporary indulgences, elevated guest experiences and superior design quality. Strengthening its portfolio with a new brand addition, the Group launched Classic Grande Imphal, a member of Radisson Individuals constituting 171 keys in March 2021. Radisson Individuals is a conversion brand that offers independent hotels and local, regional chains the opportunity to be part of Radisson Hotel Group and benefit from the Group’s international awareness and experience, with the freedom to maintain their own uniqueness and identity. Radisson RED, a much-awaited addition to the Group’s India portfolio, that will usher in a new culture of unconventional, bold and unique hospitality is expected this year as well with the first hotel to be launched as Radisson RED Chandigarh Mohali constituting 154 keys.Radisson Hotel Group plans to add six upper upscale and upscale resorts in high demand leisure destinations in 2021. Radisson Blu Resort, Dharamshala, Radisson Blu Resort, Visakhapatnam, Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala opened recently while resort additions in Goa, Pondicherry and Pahalgam are to follow. Other distinguished additions to the portfolio include Radisson Bhopal, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik; Radisson Kufri; Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Sonamarg; The Elite Narasapura, a member of Radisson Individuals and The White Hotel Katra, a member of Radisson Individuals. “We have adopted a new design approach and developed global guest experience programs to make every stay memorable. Our upcoming portfolio reflects the energy, passion, brand connect, and Yes I Can! hospitality that resonate strongly with modern travelers’, added Zubin. With a renewed focus to strengthen guest experience, the Group has rolled out new experience proposition for resorts, added a branded spa concept and introduced Rad Family, a bespoke program dedicated to the family segment. One hundred operating hotels in its portfolio strengthens the Group’s network and furthers its operations strategy known as India Unification Plan, which has been a key guiding factor in its success throughout the pandemic. Under this business strategy, the Group leverages the strength of its network to deliver efficiencies across various verticals such as Talent Management, Procurement, Food and Beverage (F&B), Operations and Commercial, driving owner’s value in the form of reduced costs, higher returns and improved efficiencies. Food and Beverage (F&B), a key component of the Group’s operations is all set to receive a facelift with a pan-India expansion of Meetha along with the first outlet to be opened in Mumbai this year. Radisson Hotel Group recently forged an alliance with Massive restaurants as a significant step towards strengthening F&B capabilities and creating its hotels as ‘Social Hubs’. The corporate tie up with EazyDiner since 2020 also remains a key partnership to enhance national reach and maintain guest loyalty. Placing safety at the heart of its operations, Radisson Hotel Group implemented a 20-step protocol for hotels and a 10-step protocol for meeting and events in partnership with SGS - world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The partnership was renewed in 2021 with the global roll out of Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol for continued focus on health, safety and security of its guests, team members, and business partners.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan opens its doors in the heart of Milan

20 September 2021

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Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan opens its doors in the heart of Milan

Set in an iconic building at the heart of Italy’s fashion, design and business capital close to the Duomo, Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan is now open after an extensive renovation by Studio Marco Piva, while still preserving the building’s historical significance and its unique identity.  Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan is the first property of the Group’s Radisson Collection brand in Milan, a collection of iconic properties in unique locations with immediate access to the local culture offering a premium lifestyle level of service and quality. While the character of each Radisson Collection hotel feels authentic to its location, each Radisson Collection offers the ultimate template for contemporary living – united by bespoke design and exceptional experiences across dining, fitness, wellness and sustainability, in properties of architectural excellence with extraordinary character. “I’m extremely happy to announce the opening of our flagship property in Milan in a building that is such an icon for the travel industry. Radisson Hotel Group’s expansion in Italy continues with great confidence. The announcement of Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan in the heart of this dynamic city is a very positive signal for the tourism industry in Italy”, says Chema Basterrechea, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Radisson Hotel Group.  The building was the headquarters of Touring Club Italiano, a non-profit association founded in 1894 with the aim of promoting Italy to make it more attractive, competitive and welcoming, and which has become the most important Italian Tourist Association. Built between 1914 and 1915 by the architect Binda, the building has been extensively renovated and transformed into a 5-star hotel with the redevelopment project led by architectural firm Studio Marco Piva. The Studio developed both the architectural and interior design, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the historical and cultural heritage of the building, partly maintaining its original functions but giving them new life. The renovation and transformation works have been carried out by Di Vincenzo Dino & C. Spa. The Club's extraordinary historical library and its travel agency, a reference point for the citizens of Milan when it comes to tourism, has been renovated and maintained. The hotel's 89 elegant rooms and suites are beautifully furnished and have been designed for the comfort of business and leisure travelers. The rooms overlooking Corso Italia let guests soak in the hustle and bustle of the city below, and the opulent Presidential Suite with its high ceilings and many classical touches spreads out over 105m² and offers views of the city from its private balcony.Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan offers exceptional services in a lively and cosmopolitan setting including the Bertarelli Bar & Restaurant - named after the founding member of the Touring Club Italiano, Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli.Conceived as a stand-alone restaurant and poised to become a hotspot for hotel guests and the Milanese alike, Bertarelli combines authentic Italian cuisine with a creative New Wave culinary approach. A brilliant and cosmopolitan environment characterizes the restaurant offering a typical yet avant-garde experience. The restaurant menu features seasonal and local products as well as typical dishes from different regions of Italy, picking up the travel theme once more as a reference to the origins of Touring Club Italiano. Thanks to its very central position, Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan is an ideal location for city-center meetings, private events, cocktail receptions, and weddings, with versatile and fully equipped spaces which can fit up to 200 guests, together with a pleasant inner courtyard.  Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan is at the heart of the city’s historical center, just a 10-minute walk from world-famous landmarks such as the Duomo, La Scala Theater and the Quadrilatero della Moda - the fashion district - home to the world’s best fashion brands and numerous boutiques. Thanks to recent developments in the city, the fashion and design capital of the world has become a top leisure destination in Europe with a unique mix of modern skyscrapers, centuries-old landmarks, a vibrant cultural scene, and art institutions.  With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan 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.