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First Radisson hotel opens in historic port city of Odesa

15 June 2021

Radisson

First Radisson hotel opens in historic port city of Odesa

On the shores of the Black Sea, Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa opens as Radisson Hotel Group’s 7th hotel in Ukraine in operation and under development. With an excellent location on the famous Derybasivska Street, Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa unlocks the cosmopolitan city of Odesa, full of architectural styles, international cuisines and beautiful Black Sea beaches. With the opening of this new property, Radisson Hotel Group now has 1,445 guest rooms in operation and under development in Ukraine and opens its first Radisson branded hotel not only in Odesa, but in the country.   Offering 90 rooms, Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa has been decorated in a soft Scandinavian style to create the perfect oasis for a stay in Odesa with cozy standard rooms alongside elegant and comfortable superior rooms with a Derybasivska view, overlooking the picturesque historical center of Odesa. Guests can enjoy an intimate dining experience at the elegant Gatto Nero Restaurant in the hotel’s cozy interior courtyard. With a modern, stylish layout, the restaurant serves an à la carte menu in a relaxed, casual ambiance. For business travelers interested in holding a meeting or event in Odesa, the hotel boasts conference space for up to 85 delegates, along with the Radisson ‘Yes I Can!’ attitude to help guarantee a successful and memorable event.   Gatto Nero restaurant offers a perfect respite from a day wandering the city streets. While enjoying an authentic dining experience in the heart of Odesa, make your meetings & events a flawless success in the unique venues on offer at Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa. The 2 meeting spaces accommodate between 30-85 people, which allows for small, intimate events as well as larger celebrations. With the beautiful serenity of a hotel facing out to the traditional and picturesque city center, a wedding at Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa combines the modernity of your events space with a charming Odesan backdrop. Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa is located in the heart of Odesa along the main street of the city; a hub for locals and tourists, filled with shops, restaurants, and bars, and close to the celebrated Odesa Opera House, the famous Potyomkin Stairs, and the bustling Port of Odesa. The sandy beach resorts of Arkadia can be easily accessed within 20 minutes by car. The hotel is also within walking distance of many of the main sights such as the Odesa Opera and Ballet Theater, City Garden, Cathedral Square, Vorontsovskaya Colonnade, Monument to Duke De Richelieu, and the famed Primorski Boulevard.   Yilmaz Yildirimlar, Area Senior Vice President, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group, says, "We are delighted to open the doors of our first Radisson hotel in Odesa. Radisson is an upscale hotel brand that offers Scandinavian inspired hospitality, which enables guests to focus on a work/life balance and find harmony in their travel experience. We believe the brand has strong further potential across Ukraine market and also strengthening our position with over 1,445 guest rooms in operation and under development." Located 8km from Odesa International Airport, the hotel is only 25 minutes away by car. Odesa-Holovna Train Station is a 2km walk from the hotel whilst Odesa Bus Station is only a 15 minute drive away. With countless cafes, bars, and restaurants, guest can live like the locals and partake in the diverse cuisine, which has been shaped by the numerous inhabitants of Odesa. With the mighty Odesa Port and Lanzheron beach within walking distance, guest can see different sides to this multifaceted city. Olga Mischenko, General Manager of Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa says, "It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that we welcome our guests to this brand new hotel in Odesa. We are so excited to be providing our guests with endless memorable moments at the pearl of the Black Sea. We believe that our guests will enjoy exploring this unique and historical city with Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa”. With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Hotel City Centre Odesa 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.  Read more about the hotel here.

Radisson Blu opens 5th hotel in Riyadh with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba

14 June 2021

Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu opens 5th hotel in Riyadh with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba

Located within the new upscale Al Jadah mixed-use development, Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba, is the newest addition within the group’s portfolio. The hotel boasts a mix of suites and private villas as well as various dining options and flexible meeting room space, which will cover over 600 square meters.  The opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba brings the group’s portfolio to over 45 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in operation and under development in Saudi Arabia, accelerating Radisson Hotel Group’s leading expansion across the Kingdom. Located in the north of Riyadh, within the new upscale Al Jadah development, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba is within close proximity of the city and only 20km away from King Khalid International Airport.. The vibrant hotel boasts 104 rooms and suites, and 16 villas as well as five meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology including two ballrooms which both span more than 293 m2 and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Equipped with a private pool, separate living area, dining area with fully equipped kitchen and washing machine, the three bedroom villas are ideal for those planning an extended stay or are simply looking for extra space. After a long day of exploration or work, guests can unwind at the Larder & Lounge, while enjoying a variety of flavors or sit back at Plumeria Terrace where the hotel will be serving tasty and sizzling barbecue dishes. The hotel’s outdoor pool and fitness center allow guests to re-energize while keeping up with their fitness routine. From ancient fortresses to gleaming skyscrapers, Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, has a range of different activities to explore. Many of the major fortresses and archaeological sites are more than 1,000 years old, taking its visitors on a unique journey through history. Known as a city of a great legacy, the capital is rich in history, boasting a myriad of forts, palaces and museums. Dive into the prowling marketplaces, which remain as noisy and vibrant as when they first emerged and experience the traditional souks across the city. No matter if ancient or modern, the Riyadh experience is a uniquely varied one and is bursting with local art, delicious cuisine, architecture, as well as great entertainment.   “We are delighted to expand our Radisson Blu brand in the city of Riyadh, especially during these times.  In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, we are excited to further grow our presence across the Kingdom, and work together to make Saudi Arabia a must-visit destination. Despite the challenges, due to the current circumstances, Radisson Hotel Group has started moving towards normality with a host of expansion and opening announcements over the past months. The Kingdom remains a key development area and our ambitions across the region have remained the same,” says Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa, at Radisson Hotel Group. Riyadh in Arabic means a place of gardens and trees and has developed to an advanced city with a flourishing financial business hub with a unique social scene. In line with the ambitious Vision 2030, the city has also announced the launch of a series of megaprojects. Over the past years Riyadh has also been adding multiple entertainment and leisure ventures which are set to attract tourists from both within the country and abroad. Fabrizio Bigi, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba, commented, “No matter if for business or leisure, with our dedicated team and modern facilities, we aim to create more meaningful and memorable experiences for our guests. With a mix of rooms, suites and villas we offer something for everyone. Our three bedroom villas are the ideal way for families to explore the city while remaining in their own comfort and privacy.” More than ever, Radisson Hotel Group’s highest priority remains the health and safety of its guests and employees.  Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba 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.   For more information about the hotel, visit our hotel website.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest unveils remarkable transformation

3 June 2021

Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest unveils remarkable transformation

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the relaunch and repositioning of Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest, following a major capital investment to elegantly transform the hotel’s lobby and garden area, as well as increase the hotel’s room inventory by more than 600 rooms. The award-winning hotel will be joining Europe’s largest upper-upscale brand  and Romania’s market leader, Radisson Blu, as part of Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups.  Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest’s extensive transformation includes a brand-new redesigned lobby and a revamped inner garden with a dedicated dining and pool area, welcoming guests to a completely new, elegant, and sophisticated ambiance inspiring unforgettable experiences with every stay. The new arrival concept offers guests increased indoor and outdoor premium seating, a welcoming lobby bar, a blossoming garden, a relaxing pool area, and new, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor bars to create the perfect private dining and special events. Other new key characteristics of the hotel include five on-site restaurants, three bars, an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as eleven high-quality meeting spaces suitable for up to 650 guests in reception-style.  The investment project for the expansion of the Radisson Blu complex will continue into 2022 with the addition of 200 brand-new guest rooms to create an astonishing new look, new feel, and unique rooms concept. The new rooms will be located in fully refurbished buildings including the latest, high-end technology and amenities to ensure the maximum comfort and safety of all guests. With 623 rooms and suites in total, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest is one of the largest 5-star hotels in Central Eastern Europe (CEE).  Sonja Dive-Dahl, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest & Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest, said: “We look forward to delighting guests with a brand-new rebranded lobby bar and inner garden facilities converted into unique experiences. My passionate and well-trained team are eager to welcome new and returning guests with our renowned world-class hospitality to ensure that Every Moment Matters.” Eric Assimakopoulos, Founding Partner at Revetas Capital, added: “The expansion and renovation investment project of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest is designed to create a dynamic experience for our guests with a beautiful balance between the indoor and outdoor bars, dining and a unique city center pool area. The refreshing architectural contours will offer a modern, elegant, and fit-for-purpose look which will meet even the most demanding expectations of business travelers and leisure guests, while ensuring the highest levels of safety and comfort. In addition, the investment has been geared towards technology features that will reduce the carbon footprint and improve the building‘s energy efficiency, such as state of art new chillers and boilers with free cooling and heat recovery technologies, which, together with upgraded BMS control are increasing capacity and drastically reducing consumption. We are delighted to present this comprehensive redesign project, which is part of a development and refurbishment program of more than 24 MEUR and is targeted at securing this amazing hospitality complex’s leading market position.” As the capital of Romania, Bucharest has many things to offer both business as well as leisure travelers. This metropolitan city is widely known for its Belle Epoque buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and rich history. Frequently called “Paris of the East”, Bucharest is home to many iconic landmarks including the Palace of the Parliament, the most expensive administrative building in the world, as well as many beautiful Orthodox churches, marvelous buildings, and historic cobblestoned Old Town.  Situated in the heart of the city, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest is a short 25-minute journey from Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport. With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest applies 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. Read more about the hotel here.