Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh eyes 2017 opening

Carlson Rezidor signed a new Radisson Blu hotel in the Middle East at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC) in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The upper upscale property with 200 rooms is scheduled to open in Q2 2017.

Carlson Rezidor’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia now comprises 23 hotels and 4,200 rooms in operation and under development. Eight of these properties are located in Riyadh.

The property will have 200 rooms, a 2,153-square-foot all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a lobby, lounge and a café. The hotel will also offer an indoor swimming pool and a fitness space. Similarly, it will have a 11,571-square-foot)meetings and events area, and 60,278-square-foot parking lot.


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Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia and the main commercial hub in the country. The hotel will be part of the RICEC, a mixed-use complex owned by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry. RICEC is an architectural landmark of Riyadh, designed to resemble the shape of country and located on King Abdullah Road, Riyadh’s most active business district. 

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has more than 1,350 hotels in operation and under development, totaling 180,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 105 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group employs 88,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.