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|23 Aug 2017|
|Two new Radisson Blu hotels open in Saudi Arabia|
Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, proudly announces the opening of two new hotels in Saudi Arabia: Buraidah and Jeddah.
"We are pleased to continue our growth momentum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with two new hotel openings in the upper-upscale segment. We are set to open ten hotels in the Kingdom this year alone," said Mark Willis, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, The Rezidor Hotel Group. "We are honored to continue building on our strong relationship with our owners and add a new dimension of world-class hospitality to the Saudi Arabian travel and tourism industry. WTTC forecasts a 9.8% increase in 2017 in investments related to travel and tourism in Saudi Arabia", and Carlson Rezidor is privileged to be playing a leading role in the hospitality sector.'
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah brings the brand's iconic first-class hospitality to Buraidah, an important production center for date, cereal and citrus industries.
The hotel is easily accessible from the Northern Ring Road and overlooks the city center, which is a mere 5km away. It enjoys a prime location near to Al Qassim industrial city and 25km from the regional Prince Naif International Airport, which offers flights to both domestic and international destinations. Guests can also enjoy shopping at Al Nakheel Plaza, a short distance from the hotel, while the Saudi capital of Riyadh is just a few hours' drive away.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah has 110 spacious guest rooms and 12 stylish villas. The guest rooms provide comfortable and spacious accommodation while the villas are ideal for families visiting Buraidah or long-stay business travelers.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah has five meeting rooms and a flexible 270sqm meeting space.
Guests will enjoy Radisson Blu's signature Larder restaurant which serves also serves Super Breakfast and delicious options for lunch and dinner, together with the Oasis terrace and the Al Moed café.
The hotel offers extensive spa and fitness facilities including a male spa with dedicated sauna and steam bath services and a well-equipped gym and indoor swimming pool.
Tahar Chakray, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah, said: "We are proud to open the doors of the very first upper-upscale, internationally branded hotel in Buraidah. We look forward to showcasing the best of our Yes I Can! service spirit and award-winning hospitality standards to guests of Buraidah."
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam is Carlson Rezidor's fourth hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's second largest city. It is located close to many of the city's popular shopping destinations, cultural attractions and sports venues and is a short distance from King Abdul Aziz International Airport. The nearby Corniche offers spectacular views of the Red Sea coastline.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam has 142 contemporary rooms and suites, all with a cozy, modern interior.
The hotel features ten meeting rooms and two ballrooms covering more than 1300sqm, and a flexible space that can accommodate up to 800. All meeting rooms are equipped with the latest conference technology and individual climate control.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam features ample fitness and wellness facilities with private male and female areas. There is a fitness club and a multi-sports court for guests who like to stay active during their stay and for relaxation there is an outdoor swimming pool with kids' pool area, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Guests can opt for the Larder restaurant or the Larder Café, the perfect place to relax for a hot or cold drink and a bite to eat.
Rushdi Ashkar, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam: "The Radisson Blu team is extremely excited to open its fourth hotel in the city of Jeddah. Our portfolio grows from strength to strength in Saudi Arabia, and each of our hotels have their own distinctive style and service offering, but they all carry a strong united red thread of our legendary Yes I Can! service spirit. Our great meeting and event facilities will help build a strong reputation for hosting memorable events at Radisson Blu."
For further media information, please contact:
Stephen Kamat, Area Director PR & Communications, Middle East & Turkey
Lucie Cardona, Director, Corporate Communications, PR & Reputation Management
About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com. Connect with Radisson Blu on social media: @RadissonBlu on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.com/RadissonBlu.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was named one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd.—a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016.
The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.