Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado in Spain

Brussels, Belgium | January 11, 2010

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has opened their very first hotel in the Spanish Capital Madrid: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado truly raises the bar for boutique-style luxury in the heart of town. In an exclusive location, just across from the Prado Museum, the brand new property offers 54 chic and contemporary guest rooms, created by the celebrated Spanish design duo Sandra Taruella and Isabel Lopez. "This hotel is a perfect addition to the young and stylish portfolio of Radisson Blu", comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. "We are delighted to be present in the key market of Madrid now and look forward to our further future business development in Spain", continues Ritter.

A prestigious site

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado, occupies one of the city's most fabulous sites - across from the Prado Museum and adjacent to the new Caixa-Forum cultural centre. Many more of Madrid's top attractions are within walking distance, including the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum (the "Golden Triangle of Art"). A wealth of luxury shopping awaits guests on the nearby Gran Via while Madrid's famous nightlife kicks off just beyond the hotel's doors.

Designed to be different

The hotel's 54 rooms are stylish, inspiring and unique. Designed by Sandra Taruella and Isabel Lopez the accommodation is a celebration of individuality, with relevant playful touches - such as blown up images of Madrid underscored with ambient lighting. A sleek grey and brown colour palette enhances the hotel's chic and modern aesthetic. Beautiful to look at and gorgeous to live in - with luxuriant bathrooms featuring amenities by Anne Sémonin - all rooms are equipped with state of the art high tech amenities such as free high-speed internet access.

A stunning spa

After a day of sightseeing or meetings, guests can relax and refresh all their senses at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado. The hotel's beautiful spa, with its minimalist design, offers pampering treatments, an indoor pool, a steam room, a relaxation and fitness area - all adding up to the ultimate urban sanctuary.

Eat & drink in style

The hotel's specialty grill "The Cask" - with its great choice of perfectly cooked prime cuts - is certain to become one of the hottest haunts in the Spanish capital - along with the exclusive lounge bar with a selection of cocktails and Spanish "tapas" with a modern twist. The highly contemporary restaurant also offers a selection of vegetarian options. The impressive Whiskey Bar features over 20 references of the best single malts, and is situated in the main courtyard of the building with its impressive glass walls and views of the skyline of Madrid.

Bringing modern luxury to meetingsThe Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado offers an intimate, highly contemporary conference area, measuring 43 square meters. This space can be divided into 3 separate boardrooms - or combined to incorporate the built-in bar area - increasing the size to 89 square meters. Free high-speed internet access is available to all meeting delegates and the highly trained staff is always on hand to ensure that every function runs without a flaw.

For more information and booking please visit: www.radissonblu.com/pradohotel-madrid.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 380 hotels in operation and under development with 81,700 rooms in almost 60 countries. Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.

The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium. For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com.

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