Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown

Brussels, Belgium | October 11, 2010

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown. The property featuring 220 rooms is scheduled to open in early 2011. It is Rezidor’s 4th Radisson Blu Hotel in the Emirate – the group already manages the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, the Radisson Blu Residence, Dubai Marina, and the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City.

“Despite the slowdown, Dubai continues to have the highest RevPAR worldwide and is an interesting market for Rezidor – and one of our focus areas in the Middle East”, says Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “We see a promising potential especially for business travellers, and the new hotel benefits from an excellent location near the main commercial areas,” continues Ritter.

Dubai Downtown is the new hub of Dubai hosting top attractions including the tallest tower in the world, one of the world’s largest malls, Dubai Mall, the waterfall promenade and Souk Al Bahar. The hotel also borders Business Bay, a mega project covering an area of 6 million square meters, which is designed to be the new centre of Dubai commerce. Key destinations include Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International and Exhibition Centre, and Dubai International Financial Centre (the world’s fastest growing international financial centre) are within a few minutes’ drive from the hotel’s site.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown will be located on the upper floors of a mixed used building located walking distance from Dubai Mall and 10 kilometres from the international airport. It comprises 198 contemporary rooms and 22 suites – all equipped with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access. Guests will also benefit from an all day dining-restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a pub, 2 bars (including a rooftop pool bar), and a sophisticated Business Class Lounge. Meeting facilities will include 6 conference rooms, 2 board rooms, and a business centre – and for those combining business and leisure travel, the hotel will have a swimming pool and a gym/spa.

Some rooms will offer breathtaking views of Burj Khalifa, at 828 metres the world’s tallest tower which was completed in early 2010. The tower is within walking distance – as well as Dubai Mall featuring 1,200 retail outlets, a 220-store Gold Souk, and more than 150 food and beverage outlets.

For further information please contact

Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication The Rezidor Hotel Group
32 2 702 9331, christiane.reiter@rezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication, The Rezidor Hotel Group
32 2 702 9241, renu.snehi@rezidor.com

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 400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 86,300 rooms in over 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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