Radisson signs major airport hotel at JFK, increasing presence of the brand in key gateway cities across North America

Jamaica/Queens | September 12, 2013

Radisson, one of the world’s best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel JFK Airport, located at 135-30 140th Street, Jamaica/Queens with an expected opening of Oct. 10, 2013. The hotel will then immediately undergo a multi-million dollar renovation while remaining open. With 385 guestrooms, this full-service hotel is adjacent to John F. Kennedy International Airport and ideal for business or leisure travelers.

“The signing of this airport hotel reinforces our commitment to enhance the brand’s portfolio and further expand our presence in key markets in North America,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Radisson, Americas. “Airport locations such as this play a key role as we continue developing the Radisson brand as a powerful, globally consistent, first class-brand complemented by the Radisson ‘Yes I Can!’ service spirit.”

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its family of brands. We are confident that the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Rezidor system will result in a successful future for this hotel,” said Darin Miller, vice president operations, JFK Hotel Owner, LLC.

Opening the hotel is general manager Zahid Mubarak.

Located just minutes from John F. Kennedy International Airport, the hotel will offer 24-hour free airport shuttle, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, a state-of-the-art fitness center and sauna, and a 24-hour business center.  Café 140 will offer guests full-service dining serving breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. The hotel will have over 4,500 square feet of versatile banquet and meeting space, and can accommodate meetings from 10 people to 300 people.

The Radisson Hotel JFK Airport is only 20 minutes from LaGuardia Airport and conveniently located minutes from Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, Barclays Center USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Belmont Park Race Track and Aqueduct Race Track. 

For more information to or to make a reservation, please visit www.radisson.com or call 1-800-333-3333.

About Vista Group of Companies
Vista Hospitality is   based  in Canada and the US,  with offices in Kitchener, Ontario and Binghamton, New York. They are an operator of hotels, resorts and other commercial properties. Vista owns and operates approximately 2,600 hotel rooms between Canada, New York, South Carolina, and Florida.  In addition, the company through its subsidiaries owns approximately a million plus square feet of shopping centers, office buildings and retirement homes. Vista has received a number of awards for excellence in the management of its hotels.

About Radisson®
Radisson  has become one of the world’s best-recognized hotel brands offering an upscale hotel experience serving both business and leisure guests with a range of World of Radisson features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee. Radisson has over 150 hotels in operation located in major urban and suburban settings, in resorts, airports, and business districts throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Caribbean. Every staff member has a passion for Yes I Can! SM hospitality, the signature service philosophy of Radisson, to ensure the total wellbeing and satisfaction of each guest.

For reservations and more information visit www.radisson.com or the newsroom at www.radisson.newsroom.com

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The group plans to grow the portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 85,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contacts:
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-8129 | bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com
Dana Fennewald, Wagstaff | +1 (312) 943-6900 | dana@wagstaffworldwide.com

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