Radisson Hotel Group has signed a deal to make its Pakistan debut. The Radisson Hotel, Lahore City Mall is slated to open by December 2022, and is part of the company's plan to have 10 hotels and 2,000 rooms open and under development across the country by 2025.
The construction is being overseen by Saudi-based Overseas Construction Company, and brings Radisson’s South Asia portfolio to 136 hotels in operation and under development.
Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab with a population of 11 million, is the second-most populous city in Pakistan. The city is a major educational, social, cultural and economic hub, contributing more than 11 percent of Pakistan’s gross domestic product.
"We are delighted to be entering Pakistan with the largest hotel signed by Radisson Hotel Group in South Asia," Elie Younes, EVP/chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said in a statement. "The towering size of the development, combined with its premium location, provides us with an excellent opportunity to enter Pakistan’s hotel market and remarkable visibility with which to establish the brand. It is a deal that brings great value to our key stakeholders.”
The 400-room new-build hotel will be part of a 75,000-square-meter mixed-use development, including offices, a retail mall and luxury residences. Dining options at the hotel will include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a rooftop restaurant and a lobby lounge. Leisure facilities will include a spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool. The hotel’s meeting and events space will include a banquet hall and board rooms.