Radisson adds to portfolio with recent conversions

The Sebastian Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla., is the first hotel to join Radisson's newest conversion brand. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group (The Sebastian Hote)

Radisson Hotel Group brought its new Radisson Individuals brand to the Americas and converted properties on both coasts this month.

Radisson Individuals Comes Stateside

Radisson Individuals, the company’s newest addition to its portfolio, has arrived in the Americas after its debut in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific in Q4 2020. The brand’s first U.S. property is a former Trip by Wyndham in St. Augustine, Fla., that has been renamed the Sebastian Hotel. 

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“We are thrilled to welcome Radisson Individuals to our Americas portfolio and to open the doors to the very first Individuals hotel in our region in the charming coastal city of St. Augustine,” said Jim Alderman, Radisson's CEO, Americas. “Radisson Individuals is the perfect addition to our exceptional umbrella of brands, and further sets us apart as one of the only hotel companies offering one brand per segment while providing best-in-class service and resources for our hotel owners and their teams. We are working diligently to quickly expand the footprint of this unique brand and look forward to sharing more exciting news about Radisson Individuals very soon.”

The Sebastian Hotel has 94 guestrooms and suites, an outdoor pool, a hot tub or break, a fitness center and meeting space for small groups. 

“We are honored to join the Radisson Hotel Group family and play a key role in the launch of Radisson Individuals in the Americas as the first Individuals brand hotel opening,” said Marie Casper, president, Discover Lodging Management. “Radisson Individuals is an incredible fit for our one-of-a-kind hotel, allowing us to maintain our authentic and natural identity in our quaint city that is rich with history and culture. We look forward to providing exceptional hospitality and creating memorable moments for our guests as they visit our costal retreat.”

California

The former Harbor Hotel has become the 140-room Radisson Hotel West Sacramento. The hotel is located in California’s capital city, 10 minutes west of downtown Sacramento and 15 minutes from Sacramento International Airport.

Public spaces include a business center, fitness center, indoor spa and hot tub along with an outdoor pool with cabana seating. The hotel also has 4,000 square feet of event space across four rooms for up to 250 guests.

The hotel underwent an extensive renovation to become a Radisson, including the lobby, atrium, fitness center and restaurant. Updates made to the hotel also include improved sustainability and tech offerings.

“We’ve taken notice as the Radisson brand has steadily grown its presence across the country in recent years, and when the opportunity presented itself for us to join the Radisson family, we jumped at the chance,” said Ankit Panchal, CEO of 365 Hospitality and managing member of West Sacramento Hospitality. “Working with the Radisson Hotel Group team to establish such a well-recognized brand in a new city has been an exciting undertaking, and we’re thrilled to be opening this beautiful hotel as an attractive alternative to downtown lodging options.”

Georgia

The site of a former Knights Inn in Macon, Ga., is now a Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. Situated 20 minutes west of downtown Macon and 11 miles from Georgia Regional Airport, the newly constructed hotel has 67 guestrooms, an indoor pool, a fitness center and 1,200 square feet of event space. Other amenities include a 24-hour Inn Case Market in the lobby and onsite laundry services.

“Transitioning from independent hotel owners to opening this new property with Radisson Hotel Group has been an incredible experience and a worthwhile evolution for both us and the city of Macon,” said Kelvin Patel, the hotel’s general manager. “As the newest hotel in this fast-growing area west of downtown, we are thrilled to open our doors to begin delivering a safe, relaxing and hospitable experience for our guests.”