Rezidor announces the Park Inn Lille Grand Stade in France

Brussels | January 25, 2011

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announced today a new flagship for the young and dynamic mid market brand Park Inn by Radisson in France: The Park Inn Lille Grand Stade featuring 127 rooms will open in 2012. It is Rezidor’s 8th Park Inn Hotel in France.

“The hotel will enjoy a true prime location – adjacent to one of the most technologically-advanced football stadiums in Europe, the Grand Stade Lille Métropole”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. This 50,000 seat stadium will host the LOSC Lille Metropole football club, major conferences and other events. Construction of the stadium is under way, and it will open along with the hotel in 2012. In 2016, France will host the UEFA European Football Championship, with matches scheduled to also take place at the Grand Stade Lille Métropole.

The Grand Stade Lille is financed, designed, built and managed by Elisa (Eiffage Lille Stadium Arena) through a public-private partnership contracted with Lille Métropole. The construction of the hotel which is part of the public-private partnership is managed by Eiffage Immobilier, the real-estate development subsidiary of Eiffage Group.

Besides 127 comfortable and colourful guest rooms, the Park Inn Lille Grand Stade will offer a restaurant and bar, a fitness room and modern meeting facilities. The hotel will benefit from the excellent transportation links: The train stations serving Thalys and Eurostar are easily accessible.

Lille is Northern France’s most important city, economically and culturally. The region has strong historical, cultural and trade ties to Belgium and the Netherlands, and an easy access to London with the Eurostar, makes this destination an important regional economic centre. For tourists, the city offers an attractive, Flemish-inspired old town, several renowned art museums, good shopping, and a vibrant nightlife enhanced by proximity to several universities.

Park Inn by Radisson is Rezidor’s fast growing mid market brand. Launched in early 2003 only, the brand comprises today more than 140 hotels with a total of 25,400 rooms in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Park Inn by Radisson offers excellent value for money and a stress free stay in a relaxed atmosphere with personal service.

For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
32 2 702 9331, christiane.reiter@rezidor.com

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
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 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by Radisson 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, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority 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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