Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is expanding its portfolio in Costa Rica with the country's first Radisson Blu branded hotel. Construction on the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Papagayo, Costa Rica is scheduled for late 2018, with an opening date set for December 2020.
The new hotel will be developed on the Papagayo Peninsula on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste province. The property will be near the Four Seasons Resort and Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort.
The upcoming Radisson Blu resort will join Carlson Rezidor's three hotels in Cost Rica: Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica and Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica. Carlson Rezidor will add the upcoming hotel to Radisson Blu's portfolio of 300 operating hotels in 69 countries mostly outside of the U.S., including in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The hotel group already opened three new Radisson Blus this year. Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace, Vienna opened on Jan. 10, 2018 after the rebranding of the existing hotel in partnership with Austria Trend Hotels. The property has 223 guestrooms, plus 21 suites.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos opened in Nigeria as the group's third hotel in the country and the second in the city on Jan. 16, 2018. The 155-room property next to Mobolaji Bank Anthony Highway is near Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
The last property to open under the Radisson Blu brand this month was the Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 18, 2018. The hotel in the North Corniche near the Red Sea and the city's newest waterfront development has 150 guestrooms.