Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the opening of Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing. This is the first Radisson Blu hotel to be established in Chongqing, an emerging megacity with a population of over 32 million. With the addition of Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing, Carlson Rezidor will have 80 operating hotels and another 76 under development in Asia Pacific.

“The opening of Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing marks the steady growth of the Radisson Blu brand and Carlson Rezidor's presence in China. With a total of 16 scheduled hotels openings for 2012 in Asia Pacific, we are well on track with our growth strategy to strengthen our portfolio in this fast growing region,” says Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing has 308 rooms and suites that offer views of the city and the Yangtze River. Conveniently located in the Nan'an District, the hotel is close to Chongqing International Exhibition Centre and the shopping districts of Nanping and Jiefangbei. Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing has extensive meetings facilities, including a pillar-less Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 people, conference rooms and a conference center. Recreational facilities include a fitness centre, a yoga room and a heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel's food and beverage options include Shiki Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Bin 22 lobby lounge, River Café all-day dining restaurant and Ya Yuan Chinese restaurant.

“Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing offers a first-class experience to visitors to Chongqing. This dynamic city is one of China's major manufacturing hubs and with the rapid improvements to infrastructure and the influx of investments, Chongqing is on a path to strong economic growth. This also means that the city is attracting an increasing number of business and leisure visitors who want first-class accommodations,” says, Winston Chien, vice president, China, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“We are proud to be working with Carlson Rezidor. They have proven hotel management capabilities, strong global and local resources and internationally well-known brands. We are confident that under their management, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Chongqing will be a success,” said Paul S.P. Tung, the chairman of Chongqing Xunsheng Real Estate Development Co, Ltd, which owns the hotel.

Radisson Blu is Carlson Rezidor's first class, full-service hotel brand. It is one of the world's leading global hotel brands and its range of services and amenities were created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern travel. The Radisson Blu brand delivers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is characterized by its unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. Guests can also expect complimentary Internet access and a 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee as part of Radisson Blu's guest promise.

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