Radisson Hotel Group has signed a 90-key Radisson Hotel in the coastal town of Liepaja, Latvia.
The hotel will be located in a historical art deco building in the city centre.
Elie Younes, EVP & CDO, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We continue offering the largest network of upper upscale hotels in the Baltic. Latvia remains an important market for us and this will be our first hotel outside of Riga, where we currently have seven hotels in operation and one under construction. This is a welcome addition to our 20 hotels in operation and in pipeline in the region”.
Liepaja is the third-largest city in Latvia, located on the west coast of the country, close to the border with Lithuania. The Liepaja Special Economic Zone has been created to help the city to attract international investment and there is also a port.
Uldis Sesks, deputy chairman, Liepaja City Council, said: “Having an international hotel chain of such caliber entering Liepaja marks a new milestone for our hospitality industry that we have worked towards over the last few years. Liepaja will become the first city outside of the capital Riga and its surroundings that will house a highly acclaimed hotel brand.
“This is undoubtedly a recognition of the versatility of Liepaja's artistic and cultural life, rich sports infrastructure, airport facilities, connectivity as well as the comfortable and accessible environment that makes Liepaja attractive for work and leisure. Radisson is one of the world's leading hotel chains with more than 1,400 hotels in countless countries, therefore the presence of this hotel in Liepaja opens up new opportunities for us, new capacities and adds a new landmark. It serves as a well-known sign of recognition and quality of the city itself, encouraging visitors from Scandinavia, Germany, US and many other countries to discover and explore this region, making it more well-known.”