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Rezidor announces six new signings in five countries in November

The Rezidor Hotel Group is pleased to announce the recent signings of six new hotels – expanding its momentum growth in capitals and primary strategic locations in Poland, Cameroon, Georgia, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

Adding six hotels and more than a thousand rooms to its portfolio, Rezidor has recently announced the signing of Park Inn by Radisson Katowice in Poland, Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala in Cameroon, Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort, Gudauri in Georgia, Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Riyadh Olaya North, Saudi Arabia and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Dammam West Avenue in Saudi Arabia, and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun in Lebanon.

“We are delighted to have signed new hotels in a number of our key target regions, signaling our commitment to deliver a renewed asset-right strategy with a strategic mix of emerging and mature markets. Radisson Blu continues to rise from strength to strength, while our mid-market champion, Park Inn by Radisson is rising too to become a leader in its own segment across Europe, the Middle East & Africa,” said Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group. “We are also proud to continue our expansion in Africa by adding a new country, Cameroon, on our map.”

Park Inn by Radisson Katowice, Poland
This new signing brings Carlson Rezidor’s Polish portfolio to 15 hotels in operation and under development. Park Inn by Radisson Katowice is located close to the center of Katowice, and will offer quick access to the International Conference Center. Park Inn by Radisson Katowice will feature 168 rooms, an all-day restaurant, a lobby bar, plus a gym and sauna. It will also offer extensive and newly built meeting facilities, including a 370m2 ballroom. Following a rebranding, Park Inn by Radisson Katowice is scheduled to open in Q1 2018.

“Poland is a focus market for our growth journey, and the new Park Inn by Radisson in Katowice will further strengthen our presence in the country,” says Younes.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon 
With the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon, Rezidor enters its 30th African country. Scheduled to open in 2019, the 150-room Radisson Blu property will offer a mix of standard bedrooms as well as studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. It will also feature an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby bar, a gym and wellness spa, a stylish conference room, four meeting rooms, and the signature destination Sky Bar and Restaurant.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Gudauri, Georgia
Opening in Georgia’s leading international ski resort, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Gudauri will be a year-round venue for business and leisure travelers. The resort will feature 160 guest rooms of various categories, two restaurants, a lobby bar and extensive meeting space. A first-class après-ski bar, spa and wellness center, gym, swimming pool, kids’ zone and ski facilities will also be available to guests.

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Riyadh Olaya North, Saudi Arabia
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Dammam West Avenue, Saudi
Arabia
In Q4-2019, Rezidor will open and operate Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Riyadh Olaya North and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Dammam West Avenue. Both hotels are owned by Gulf Real Estate Company, one of the leading Saudi property development companies.
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Riyadh Olaya North will have total of 200 rooms, 100 guest rooms and 100 serviced apartments. Facilities will include an international all-day dining restaurant, male and female gyms, a spa, a kids’ club, and a business lounge. There will also be a meeting and events space featuring two board rooms, a conference center and a business center.

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Dammam West Avenue will have a total of 200 rooms, 100 guest rooms and 100 serviced apartments. Facilities will include an international all-day dining restaurant, male and female gyms, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a kids’ club, and a business lounge. There will also be a range of meeting rooms, including a conference room.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun, Lebanon
The signing of a management agreement with Les Dunes Hospitality marks the introduction of the group’s second Radisson Blu hotel in Beirut. The Radisson Blu Hotel in Beirut’s Verdun district is set to open early December 2017 as the property undergoes extensive upgrade works.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun will have 127 rooms and suites. Dining options at the hotel include the Cook Houserestaurant which provides a modern, international experience. The hotel’s modern meetings and events space can host up to 600 guests and includes a 377 m2 ballroom and five spacious meeting rooms. Guests will also have access to complimentary gym facilities.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 479 hotels with over 106,000 rooms in operation or under development in 79 countries.

Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was named one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd. — a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors – became the majority shareholder in December 2016.

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