Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown

Brussels | May 06, 2011

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has announced that its 7th property in the UAE, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown, is now open.

Located on the upper floors of a mixed used building, the new first class- and full service hotel is walking distance from the Dubai Mall and just 10 kilometres from the international airport. Besides 220 contemporary rooms and 22 suites the hotel also features ample meeting facilities including six conference rooms, two board rooms, and a business centre. For leisure seekers the property has a swimming pool and a gym.

“The opening of this property is a further sign for the positive and optimistic atmosphere within our industry which we also felt during AHIC and ATM last week. The markets are bouncing back and we see RevPAR increasing – fueled by both occupancy and rate,” said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown offers a range of excellent food and beverage outlets. Lemon Pepper restaurant specializes in international cuisine and local delicacies, serving up a mouth-watering, varied menu throughout the day. Infiniti Bar & Terrace provide a cosy spot for relaxing, while the outdoor terrace bar is great for catching some sun and enjoying stunning views of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Downtown is the new hub of Dubai hosting top attractions including the tallest tower in the world, the world’s largest mall, 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 close by include Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International and Exhibition Centre, and Dubai International Financial Centre (the world’s fastest growing international financial centre), just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel’s site.

Rooms at the hotel start from 570 AED per night including airport pick-up, free wireless internet access and Grab and Run breakfast.

For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior 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 88,800 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 Club Carlson 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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