The hotel industry has been hit hard by the Governmental lockdowns introduced to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during the current pandemic. But, away from the occupancy lows that have blighted most of the world it has been business as usual in corporate boardrooms as businesses plan for the recovery and better times. Radisson Hotel Group is among those looking ahead and during 2Q 2020 it made 15 new hotel signings across the EMEA region alone.
These new signings re-affirm the group’s commitment to an ambitious five-year development plan to expand its new brand architecture and further strengthen its presence across EMEA. It sees an expanded footprint across a number of countries, including Italy, France, Austria, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and across Africa.
The new properties comprise:
Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, A Radisson Collection Hotel in Italy (Opening 2020)
The premium lifestyle hotel will have 126 guest rooms, including 19 junior suites and 8 suites. Leisure and dining facilities will include an exclusive destination restaurant, lobby and cigar bar, as well as a relaxing wellness and spa area. With 600sqm hi-tech meeting and events space, the hotel will have the largest conference area in Cortina.
Radisson Residences Savoia Palace Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy (Opening 2020)
The new Radisson Residences Savoia Palace Cortina d’Ampezzo strengthen the group´s strategy to roll out further brands in Italy, a key focus country for the group’s expansion. The upscale hotel will feature 45 apartments, ranging from 31 to 50sqm, all with Radisson’s unique brand features. Radisson Residences Savoia Palace Cortina d’Ampezzo will also offer a lobby bar and a well-equipped gym.
Radisson RED Innsbruck in Austria (Opening 2023)
Radisson RED Innsbruck will boast a total of 161 rooms, including family rooms and junior suites, located in the mixed-use development “Das RAIQA” between the main station and Old Town. The interactive lifestyle hotel will offer leisure guests and business travellers an exciting bar and restaurant concept with outdoor terrace, a fitness studio and two creative meeting and event rooms. A spectacular Sky Bar on the eighth floor will also offer stunning views of Innsbruck´s city centre.
Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, OR Tambo in South Africa (Opening 2020)
The Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, OR Tambo will introduce the group’s upscale Radisson brand to Johannesburg with its 289 modern rooms. Located on a private estate in Bredell, Kempton Park, the hotel will offer an array of dining options, including four restaurants, three bars an entertainment deck and an executive lounge. The hotel’s meeting and events facilities offer a large conference centre with a 1,260-seater auditorium and five conference rooms. The leisure facilities will include a gym, spa & wellness centre as well as three outdoor pools.
Radisson Hotel & Congress Center Saransk in Russia (Opening 2020)
With 137 rooms, Radisson Hotel & Congress Center Saransk offers an all-day dining restaurant, outside terrace, lobby bar and well-equipped fitness centre with a swimming pool and a sauna. Located in the heart of the city centre of Saransk, the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia, the hotel features the largest meeting and events facility in the Mordovian Republic with over 700 square meters of meeting and events spaces.
Radisson Hotel Ulyanovsk in Russia (Opening 2020)
Radisson Hotel Ulyanovsk is located in the historical city centre. The hotel will offer 176 guest rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar, outside terrace and various meeting rooms. Ulyanovsk is a strong industrial city, with many international companies having their manufacturing bases in the city, especially within the automotive and aircraft industries.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Bamako in Mali (Opening 2020)
Scheduled to open within the next six months, the Radisson Collection Hotel Bamako in Mali introduces Radisson Hotel Group’s high-end brand to Africa, as the first Radisson Collection hotel to open in the continent. The 200-room hotel, located in the heart of Bamako nearby to the city’s diplomatic district, features an expansive 1,200sqm meeting and events area consisting of a ballroom and seven conference rooms.
Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort, Santorini in Greece (Opening 2021)
With its characterised architecture and luxurious style, the Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort, Santorini will feature 102 rooms, suites or exclusive villas. Located in Kamari village, the property is only 150 meters away from the beach and seafront promenade. The property will also offer a wellness centre with a fully equipped gym, while a 134sqm meeting room will be perfect for any social gathering or business function.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Malo-les-Bains in France (Opening 2021)
Located on the coast of Cote d’Opale overlooking the beach front and adjacent to the city centre, the hotel, scheduled to open in 2Q 2021 and complements the group’s existing 16 properties in operation in France and will be the 13th of the upper upscale Radisson Blu brand to open in the country. As well as 110 rooms and suites all of which include a private terrace, guests will be able to enjoy all-day dining, a lobby bar and terrace and a spa and fitness centre. The hotel also has 255sqm of dedicated meeting and event space.
Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa in Ethiopia (Opening 2021)
Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa is located just 4km from Ethiopia’s newly expanded Addis Ababa Bole International Airport terminal, now the biggest airport aviation hub in Africa and is the group’s fifth hotel in Ethiopia. The 114-room hotel will boast a wide variety of food and drink outlets including a traditional Ethiopian specialty restaurant and an international all-day-dining restaurant which leads to the pool bar. The hotel will also have a third bespoke panoramic bar.
Radisson Hotel Fujairah in UAE (Opening 2021)
The Radisson Hotel Fujairah is the Group’s second Radisson hotel in the Emirate, bringing its UAE portfolio to 24 hotels in operation and under development. It will consist of 193 keys across various room types including standard, superior and suite categories. The property will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a bar and an executive lounge. Additionally, guests will be able to enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness studio. To further enhance the offerings within the property, the hotel will incorporate fully equipped, state-of-the-art meeting and events facilities, making it an ideal location for local and international business and leisure communities.
Radisson Hotel Pechersk Park Kiev in Ukraine (Opening 2022)
The first of the new Radisson brand hotel to open in Ukraine’s capital city, this hotel is set to open its doors by Q2 2022. As well as the 167 upscale rooms and suites, guests will also be able to enjoy a vibrant ground floor that offers a combined space for reception, bar and all day restaurant with doors out to a summer terrace, a dedicated floor for meeting and event space, including an outdoor terrace and a spa and a fitness centre offering Turkish baths.
Park Inn by Radisson Durban International Airport DUBE in South Africa (Opening 2022)
The new-build hotel introduces the upper midscale Park Inn by Radisson brand to Durban and strengthens the group’s current portfolio of 15 hotels (3,007 rooms) in operation and under development in the country. The 168-room hotel will have a lobby bar, rooftop all-day dining restaurant and rooftop pool terrace with eight different meeting and event venues.
Radisson Hotel & Apartments Accra in Ghana (Opening 2023)
The hotel is a full renovation of an existing 121 room hotel and construction of an additional tower which will offer 54 hotel apartments, creating a mixed-use development. From an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar and rooftop restaurant, bar and pool terrace, every culinary preference will be catered for. The meeting and events facilities are made up of 12 different venues with an area of 1,173sqm. The hotel will also include a gym, spa and swimming pool.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja City Centre, Nigeria (Opening 2024)
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja City Centre is the group’s first hotel in Abuja, complementing the group’s nine hotels in operation and under development in Nigeria. Located in the heart of the central business district of Nigeria’s Federal Capital, the 258-room hotel will boast five different food and beverage outlets from a specialty restaurant and all-day-dining restaurant to a lobby bar and café, a picturesque pool terrace and a business lounge. The leisure facilities will include a 555sqm wellness spa, a gym and a swimming pool to maintain guest’s wellness.