Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to open two properties in KSA

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group added two hotels to its portfolio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA): the mid-market Park Inn by Radisson Riyadh (170 rooms) is scheduled to open in Q1 2016; and the upper upscale Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salamah (142 rooms) will welcome the first guests in Q2 2015.

Saudi Arabia is a key focus country for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. It already operates six hotels with over 1,200 rooms in the KSA, and have further nine hotels with 1,700 rooms under development.

The Park Inn by Radisson Riyadh is located on Al Ahsa Street, in the heart of Riyadh's established business district. It is located just 1.5 miles away from the existing Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh. The contemporary mid-market hotel will offer 170 guestrooms, a 3,229-square-foot all-day dining restaurant, a 2,153-square-foot specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge, meetings and events facilities spread over 5,382 square feet as well as a 4,306-square-foot) fitness center including an outdoor pool.

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The new Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salamah is located on Quraysh Road in the Al Salamah district 5.5 miles from the city's King Abdulaziz International Airport to the north. The Al Salamah area surrounding the hotel site comprises office space, a public ballroom and residential areas, all located between the Corniche and the main Madinah Road. The upper upscale hotel will include 142 rooms and serviced apartments, a 4,306-square-foot all-day dining restaurant, a 2,691-square-foot) lobby cafe, more than 12,917 square feet of meeting and event facilities, as well as 3,983 square feet of wellness facilities with gym and an outdoor pool.

The portfolio of 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 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.