The Rezidor Hotel Group has recently been expanding to capitala and primary locations across Europe and the Middle East/North Africa region. In line with this expansion strategy, Rezidor has signed deals six new hotels in Poland, Cameroon, Georgia, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon with more than 1,000 guestrooms combined.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun, Lebanon
With the signing of a management agreement with Les Dunes Hospitality, Rezidor will launch its second Radisson Blu hotel in Beirut. The Radisson Blu Hotel in Beirut's Verdun district is set for an early December-2017 opening following an extensive upgrade. The new Beirut property will have 127 guestrooms and suites.
Park Inn by Radisson Katowice, Poland
After signing the Park Inn by Radisson Katowice, Poland, Carlson Rezidor's Polish portfolio now totals 15 hotels in operation and under development. Opening in Q1 2018, the city center hotel near the International Conference Center will have 168 guestrooms following a rebranding.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon
Rezidor has entered its 30th African country following the addition of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon to the group's pipeline. The Radisson Blu property will have 150 guestrooms once it is complete and ready to begin operating in 2019.
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Riyadh Olaya North and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Dammam West Avenue, Saudi Arabia
Rezidor will open and operate Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Riyadh Olaya North and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Dammam West Avenue at the end of 2019. Both hotels, which are owned by Saudi property development company Gulf Real Estate, will have 200 rooms: 100 guestrooms and 100 serviced apartments.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Gudauri, Georgia
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Gudauri will have 160 guestrooms as part of a Georgian ski resort.
The Rezidor Hotel Group, a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, maintains a portfolio of 479 hotels with more than 106,000 guestrooms in operation or under development in 79 countries. The group operates the Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson brands in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Carlson and Rezidor teamed up in early 2014 to launch the new brands Radisson Red and Quorvus Collection. Two years later, Rezidor acquired a 49-percent stake in Prizeotel. At the end of 2016, HNA Tourism Group became a majority shareholder of Rezidor.