Radisson brand to enter Riga, Latvia in late 2018

Radisson Old Town Riga Hotel, Riga, Latvia. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group (Radisson Hotel Group subsidiary Radisson Hospitality has signed a new Radisson hotel in Riga, Latvia. )

Radisson Hotel Group subsidiary Radisson Hospitality has signed a new Radisson hotel in Riga, Latvia, a first for the core brand in the Baltics. 

Radisson Hospitality has teamed with long-term partner Astor Group to develop the Radisson Old Town Riga Hotel, and will manage and operate the hotel in the Baltic States' economic and financial hub.

The existing Astor Riga Hotel will begin operating under the Radisson chain in late 2018. The building, constructed in 1876, is in the city's Old Town, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel will have 60 guestrooms following the rebranding. 

The property is the fourth Radisson Hotel Group brand in the region. It will join Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Red in the city. 

Radisson Hospitality signed the Riga's first Radisson Red in September 2017 with Astor Group. The Radisson Red Riga is slated to open by 2020 with 220 guestrooms in the city center.

The company's partnership with Astor Group began in 2016 when together they opened the Park Inn by Radisson Residence Riga Barona and the Park Inn by Radisson. The new Radisson Red and Radisson hotels bring the property count through this partnership to four in the Latvian city. 

The Radisson Blu brand has a total of four hotels in Riga: the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, the Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, the Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel and the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel.

The new Radisson hotel in Riga follows the signing of the Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdańsk in Poland on Aug. 2 as part of Radisson Hospitality's expansion across EMEA. The 142-room hotel on the Granary Island will increase the group's portfolio in Poland to 16 hotels with more than 3,500 guestrooms open or under development. Radisson Hospitality also will manage the property, which will be part of the mixed-use project Deo Plaza.