Carlson Rezidor to open 17 hotels across the Middle East

Posted in News on 26 January, 2017

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hospitality chains, is set to open 17 hotels this year across the Middle East region.

The global hotel operator will add over 3,000 rooms to its existing operating portfolio of 8,500 rooms in the region. The hotel openings are concentrated across the UAE and Saudi Arabia, reinforcing its brand presence in prime locations across the GCC.

Mark Willis, area vice president, Middle East & Turkey, Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “2017 is the year of hotel openings and a very exciting period for the Group. With 17 hotels opening across the Middle East we are seeing the fruits of our team’s work over the last few years, and the continued trust from our Owners to manage their asset. We are especially pleased to see the geographical spread of our growth across the region in key markets such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and also increase our brand presence across our entire portfolio; the iconic and stylish Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, our fresh and energetic mid-market hotel brand and our exciting new lifestyle select Radisson Red brand.”

“As a globally respected hotel group and employer of passionate hoteliers we are further delighted to create significant employment opportunities across the region. With our anticipated growth in 2017 the Group remains firmly on track to have 100 hotels & 20,000 rooms in operation by 2020,” Willis added.

The hotel openings in the UAE, will see Carlson Rezidor add almost 1,000 rooms to its operating portfolio, making it 13 hotels and 3,000 rooms in operation, by the end of 2017. This includes the highly anticipated opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, the group’s most prominent opening in Dubai in recent years. The 432 room hotel with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa has a prime location at Dubai Water Canal, within Business Bay, and will showcase a number of exciting new restaurants and bars.


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