Radisson plans resort for northern French coast

The Radisson Resort Sangatte Blériot-Plage will be managed by Radisson Hospitality AB under an international franchise agreement. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group (Radisson Resort Sangatte Blériot-Plage)

Radisson Hospitality AB has signed a deal to open the Radisson Resort Sangatte Blériot-Plage in France. The property marks the brand’s debut in the country, where it will become part of a portfolio of 16 hotels and more than 2,800 rooms in operation or under development.

According to Elie Younes, EVP and CDO of Radisson Hotel Group, “Calais and the surrounding areas are undergoing a major transformation to attract more tourists (including international visitors), and—with few international operators already in Sangatte—we’re looking to be first movers in what will be a strong growth market.”

“The local hotel market has been performing strongly in recent years, and there’s currently a gap for a resort property with access to extensive leisure facilities,” added Lionel Vandecasteele, a representative of Twin Promotion, the resort’s owner.

The resort will be managed by Radisson Hospitality AB under an international franchise agreement.

Located on the Opal coast in the Pas-de-Calais area, Sangatte Blériot-Plage is a small seaside destination that is close to the Eurotunnel, linking it to Western Europe’s major capital cities. As part of the established Eco-Village development, the Radisson Resort Sangatte Blériot-Plage will be within walking distance of a wide range of beach activities, shops and a golf course.

Due to open in 2021, the new-build hotel will have 115 rooms, including six suites. The resort’s restaurant and bar will include a terrace overlooking the beach. Other leisure facilities will include a spa, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and two meeting rooms.