Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the opening of Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills in India. This is Carlson Rezidor's first Radisson Blu hotel in Hyderabad, the fourth most populated city in India and a hub for the information technology, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries. With the addition of Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills to the portfolio, Carlson Rezidor has 54 operational hotels in India.

“Carlson Rezidor has been achieving remarkable growth in India. Our current portfolio of close to 100 operating and pipeline hotels places us in a strong position in maintaining our leadership position as the largest international hotel group in India. We will continue to boost our presence in key cities in north and south India to cater to the growing domestic travel,” said Simon C Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills has 142 rooms and 13 suites. It is close to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. With the scenic Banjara Hills as a backdrop, the hotel is minutes from the center of Hyderabad's commercial hub. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills is ideal as a meeting place with its 3,500 square feet of function space that can accommodate up to 350 guests.

All guests can enjoy complimentary broadband access in the hotel and in the hotel's limousines. To rest and relax, guests can make use of the business class lounge and its library, a gym, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. Food and beverage options include Bar 41 Lobby Lounge and Bar, Movida Tapas Bar and Lounge, Chill - an all-day dining restaurant and a contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant, Holy Basil. In addition, the hotel will be introducing India's first Dilmah Tea Bar, showcasing more than 26 varieties of its finest tea flavors as well as a range of tea-infused beverages.

“Carlson Rezidor's first class Radisson Blu hotel brand enjoys recognition for its upscale appeal and we expect it to enjoy continued growth in India. Not only is the Radisson Blu brand capable of delivering a great guest experience, it also delivers great returns for our owners. We are confident that the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills will be an outstanding hotel in Hyderabad,” said Mr. K.B. Kachru, executive vice president, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“We chose to partner with Carlson Rezidor as it is the number one international hotel operator in India and has a solid track record of managing successful hotels. Carlson Rezidor is our hotel partner of choice and we are happy to be working with their team of dedicated professionals, who are as passionate about delivering world-class hospitality as we are,” said Mr. B S Sahney, Chairman of DAAJ hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd, which owns Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills.

Radisson Blu is one of the world's leading full-service hotel brands. It is an upper upscale brand that offers services and amenities that have been created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern traveler. Radisson Blu's vibrant and engaging hospitality comes with a 100% Guest Satisfaction guarantee and stems from a unique Yes I Can!SMservice philosophy.

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