Singapore - September 23, 2015
Radisson Medan will be the fifth Carlson Rezidor hotel scheduled to open in Indonesia after Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam, Park Inn by Radisson Lampung and Radisson Jakarta Cengkareng.Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia, and within a one-hour flight radius of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Given its status as the gateway to the Lake Toba tourism region, which the Ministry of Tourism in Indonesia is focused on developing, Medan is also growing as a tourist destination.
Radisson Medan is a 219-room hotel located in the heart of downtown Medan, next to the Medan clock tower, along the major thoroughfare of Jl. H. Adam Malik. The hotel offers convenient access to the airport, which is the second largest in Indonesia and is well connected to key domestic markets, acting as a hub for the main Indonesian carriers. Radisson Medan is also close to major shopping malls and golf courses, as well as tourist attractions including the Great Mosque, the Sultan’s Palace and historical buildings. Conference and meetings facilities at Radisson Medan will include meeting rooms and a ballroom and the hotel’s recreational facilities include a swimming pool and a gym. Food and beverage options will include an all-day dining restaurant and a lobby bar.
“We are proud to be planting the Radisson flag in Medan. As the economic and commercial hub of northern Indonesia, Medan is an important destination for domestic business travelers,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Radisson Medan is a great addition to our portfolio in Indonesia where we are continuing to grow with our long-term strategic partner, Panorama Group,” he added.
In 2013, Carlson Rezidor signed a strategic partnership with Panorama Group, an integrated group of companies focusing on tourism, transportation, hospitality and related businesses in Indonesia,to develop Carlson Rezidor hotels in attractive tourist destinations and top-tier Indonesian cities including Bali, Jakarta and Surabaya, as well as emerging destinations such as Bandung, Bintan, Lombok, Makassar and Palembang.
Radisson Medan is owned by VIGOUR Group, a diversified family business that has interests in agribusiness, hotels, consumer goods and alcoholic beverages. “This is a part of VIGOUR Group’s strategy to enhance our hotel portfolio. Radisson is a globally recognized brand and we are confident that the rebranding, coupled with Carlson Rezidor’s management expertise, will drive hotel performance and deliver a strong return on our investment,” said Philander Jong, member of the family, Commissioner of VIGOUR Group and Director of the group’s hotel arm PT. Aiho Indah.
Radisson is one of the world’s leading global hotel brands. It delivers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is characterized by its unique Yes I Can! service philosophy. Radisson hotels offer an upscale stay experience, backed by its 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee and a range of World of Radisson services and amenities, which have been created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern travel.
In Asia Pacific, there are currently 13 Radisson hotels in operation and 21 more in the pipeline.
About PT. Carlson Panorama Hospitality
PT. Carlson Panorama Hospitality is a joint venture between Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Panorama Group that was established in 2013. Under the agreement, 20 Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson hotels will be developed in Indonesia over the next seven years. These hotels will be located in attractive tourist destinations and in top tier Indonesian cities.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes more than 1,370 hotels in operation and under development with180,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 110 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 85,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.
About Panorama Group
Panorama Group is a leading, dynamic and an integrated tourism group of companies in Indonesia, focusing on Tourism, Transportation, Hospitality and related businesses. The Group’s extensive range of products and services includes the provision of destination management, travel & leisure, transportation with a fleet of more than 1,000 tourist coaches and executive taxis, car rentals, MICE, recreational parks, restaurant and cafes, as well as hotel development, hospitality management and hotel distribution channels. With 40 years of experience and 4,000 staff, Panorama serves millions of customers, including more than 200,000 international tourists annually. Some of companies within Panorama Group have been listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, one of them is: PT. Panorama Sentrawisata, Tbk. (IDX: PANR).
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