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|14 Dec 2017|
|Radisson Blu opens new hotel in Beirut|
Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its second hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. The 127-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut opened its doors in Verdun, one of the capital's most prestigious and fashionable shopping and residential districts. Radisson Blu is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, with 74 hotels and 18,000+ rooms in operation and under development across the Middle East.
Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said: "We are delighted to open our second Radisson Blu hotel in Beirut, one of the region's most vibrant capital cities, and one with a rich history. The country's tourism industry has flourished in the last few years and we are confident that the appeal of Beirut's cultural heritage and energizing spirit will continue to attract tourists from the regional and international markets. The hotel has a prime location in the city's Verdun district, and the exclusive address perfectly complements the upper upscale positioning of the Radisson Blu brand."
As one of the most prestigious residential areas in Beirut, the Verdun district hosts many of the world's luxury fashion brands, stylish bars, cafes, upscale restaurants and various local and international diplomatic missions. Radisson Blu is located in Dunes Center, just 3.5km away from Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport. The hotel is also situated opposite the newly opened ABC Verdun Mall, the country's largest mall development. Rue Hamra, with its charming café culture, is a short walk from the hotel while the city's famous corniche Ramlet El and Beirut's historical downtown district are just a 10-minute drive away.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun offers a range of guest rooms and suites with a modern and stylish design, and many rooms with views of the vibrant Verdun Main Street. All rooms include free high-speed wireless internet. Guests will have complimentary access to a new fitness gym located in the Dunes Center which is set to open later this month.
Dining options at the hotel include the Cook House restaurant, which provides a modern, international experience and overlooks Verdun Main Street. Guests can enjoy a selection of ‘à la carte' dishes, served daily, or start the day with the Radisson Blu Super Breakfast. Shogun is a pan-Asian restaurant within the hotel complex and is set to open in mid-December 2017.
The hotel's modern meetings and events space can host up to 600 guests, and includes a 377sqm ballroom with built-in stage, a perfect venue for weddings and social occasions. The five meeting rooms are spacious and have natural light and climate control. The hotel's business center also offers free high-speed wireless internet and a separate break-out area.
Mohamad Yassine, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Beirut Verdun said: "We are very honored to open to a new Radisson Blu hotel in Beirut, in one of the city's most prestigious neighborhoods. My determined, passionate and very well-trained team, is looking forward providing the lovers of Beirut a truly world-class hospitality experience through our legendary Yes I Can!service culture. Welcome to Beirut - the friendliest city of the Middle East."
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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.