October 15, 2013
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, announces their very first project in Algeria: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra featuring 138 guest rooms is scheduled to open in first quarter 2015.
“We are delighted to arrive in Algeria – a country with considerable growth potential where we aim to further strengthen the presence of our core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor.
This signing underlines the importance Africa has for Carlson Rezidor as a key development market. Across the continent the group operates and develops 51 hotels with more than 11,300 rooms; in Northern Africa alone 14 hotels with more than 4,500 rooms (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya).
The upper upscale Radisson Blu Hotel, Algiers Hydra will be prominently located in the Hydra Commune, part of the “Heights of Algiers”, which is considered as the wealthiest part of the Algerian capital and shelters the majority of the foreign embassies, ministries and universities. Furthermore, the hotel is located less than 20 km from Algiers' international airport. The foundations of the hotel are ready and the prestigious project has been inaugurated by the Algerian Ministry of Tourism.
Besides 138 rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such a free high speed internet access, the hotel will offer a all-day dining restaurant, a lobby bar, as well as meeting and conference facilities and a wellness and fitness centre.
With a population of 37 million inhabitants, Algeria is the richest country in Africa in terms of natural resources (gas and oil), and Algiers reports the highest RevPAR in Northern Africa. Algiers is also an important economic, commercial and financial centre.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The group plans to grow the portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most of the group's hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 85,000 people.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.
For further media information, please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication; Christiane.Reiter@CarlsonRezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Senior Director PR, Brand & Marketing Communication; Renu.Snehi@CarlsonRezidor.com