Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the ten largest hotel groups worldwide, today announced it will open a 133-room hotel in Kazakhstan: the Park Inn by Radisson Almaty Airport. The mid-market property is scheduled to welcome its first guests in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Almaty will further strengthen Carlson Rezidor's portfolio in Kazakhstan. In Astana, the company operates a Radisson Blu hotel and has a Park Inn by Radisson hotel under development. In Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Baltics, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is the largest international hotel operator.

“Russia and the further CIS countries are one of our most important regions for future business development,” said Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and chief executive officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group. “These emerging markets offer considerable potential for asset-light and profitable growth, and we aim to strengthen and extend our presence across the area.”

The new Park Inn by Radisson hotel will offer 133 contemporary and comfortable rooms, an all-day-dining restaurant and a bar. The modern meetings and events space will include a 656-square-foot ballroom, a 787-square-foot pre-function area and three smaller meeting rooms. The hotel is located adjacent to the airport terminal building and 11 miles north of Almaty city center.

Almaty International Airport is a major Central Asian cargo hub and the largest international airport in the country. Almaty, the country's largest city, is a key financial center in Central Asia, and the former capital of Kazakhstan. It is the country's largest city and a major commercial and cultural center.