Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announces the grand opening of Park Inn by Radisson Davao. The hotel is the first “next generation” midscale Park Inn by Radisson brand to be established in Asia Pacific, bearing the hallmarks dedicated to savvy business and leisure travelers seeking an outstanding hotel experience.

“The opening of Park Inn by Radisson Davao marks a new era for the Park Inn by Radisson brand in Asia Pacific. At this first next generation of Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Asia Pacific, guests can expect to experience the friendliness and vibrancy of the Park Inn by Radisson brand. It is focused on delivering the modern essentials of a great hotel experience that will resonate well with international and domestic travelers. We are pleased to be partnering with SM Group again in establishing this brand in the Philippines and we are confident that Park Inn by Radisson Davao will set a new hospitality benchmark in the growing mid-scale segment in the Philippines. As part of the Carlson Rezidor global hotel network, the hotel will benefit from the patronage of 10 million Global Club Carlson members. In addition, we believe the hotel and the brand will appeal strongly to the Philippines' burgeoning domestic market of 35 million travelers seeking affordable accommodation, that is fresh and uncomplicated,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Designed for the global Gen Y, Park Inn by Radisson is a friendly, fresh, vibrant and uncomplicated brand that focuses on delivering the modern essentials of a great hotel experience and the Adding Colors to Life spirit of service which resonates with today's business and leisure travelers. Park Inn by Radisson is a segment-leading brand with a 26-year track record of delivering a quality guest experience. Today, it is one of the fastest growing brands in EMEA and also expanding rapidly in the US, Canada and Asia Pacific. Globally, there are 128 Park Inn by Radisson hotels in operation and 67 in the pipeline. In Asia Pacific, there are four in operation and 53 in the pipeline.

"Park Inn by Radisson Davao is a welcome addition to our existing hotel portfolio that includes the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, the Pico Sands Hotel in Batangas and the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. Our plans for the near future include the construction of Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Clark, Pampanga, SM North EDSA Complex in Quezon City, Bacolod City and Iloilo City. We are happy to partner once more with the renowned Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to operate these hotels. Carlson Rezidor already manages our Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu which, in only its third year of operation, was rated by TripAdvisor as the top hotel in Cebu and the fourth best in the country for 2012. We have no doubt that Carlson Rezidor will run the Park Inn by Radisson Davao just as well," said Elizabeth Sy, president of SM Hotel & Conventions Corporation.

Park Inn by Radisson Davao is a 204-room new build hotel that enjoys a prime location next to SMX Convention Centre and SM Lanang Premier Mall. The hotel is just 15 minutes from Davao International Airport and the city center, and a short drive from major tourist attractions, beaches and museums. Through its signature Adding Colors to Life service concept, Park Inn by Radisson Davao delivers a great night's sleep in a clean, personalized environment and guests can expect vibrant décor, and complimentary in-room high speed Internet.

Park Inn by Radisson Davao also offers the best venues for successful meetings. With smart services and smart rooms, including four meeting rooms that can each accommodate up to 45 persons, the hotel is the smart choice for both formal and informal meetings and events. Park Inn by Radisson Davao also has a recreation hub, which houses leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center and a pool bar. In addition, the hotel's The Living Room concept provides guests with a lifestyle hub where they can socialize and relax in the spacious Lobby or enjoy reading in the Lounge.

Food and beverage options at the hotel include RBG (Restaurant Bar & Grill), a hip all-day dining restaurant. RBG is a bold new bar and grill concept that delivers buzz and ambience, great food and friendly service in a modern setting. Fresh ingredients, charcoal-grilled meats and fish, locally-inspired specialties and classic dishes make up RBG's menu, which is updated periodically. The drinks menu has been designed to offer variety and value, while private dining areas make RGB yet another great venue for informal meetings.

As part of the launch of Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Philippines' celebrity presenter Georgina Wilson will provide endorsement for the hotel, participating in its marketing and promotional activities in the Philippines.

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