MINNEAPOLIS - February 2, 2016
Radisson Blu®, one of the world’s leading brands with more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries, today announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Belo Horizonte in Brazil. The opening of this hotel marks the brand’s expansion into Latin America, which will also include theRadisson Blu Santiago, La Dehesa in Chile in Q2 2016.
“The opening of Radisson Blu Belo Horizonte represents a major milestone for us, as we expand Radisson Blu across Latin America with a fantastic hotel in the largest country in the region,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We have the largest upscale brand in Brazil with Radisson, and we remain focused on retaining our leadership position together with our long standing partner Atlantica Hotels International.”
“We are very proud to introduce the first Radisson Blu hotel to Brazil and to Latin America. As we look to bring iconic, stylish and sophisticated hospitality to key cities in Brazil, we feel Radisson Blu is the best product and brand for delivering that experience,” states Paul Sistare, founder and chief executive officer of Atlantica Hotels International. “We see more opportunities for growth of the brand in Brazil by leveraging Radisson Blu’s strong global presence and appeal to international travelers.”
The upper-upscale hotel includes 160 rooms and 16 suites and is situated on Lavras Street in the prestigious neighborhood of Savassi. The property features sophisticated design throughout its guestrooms and public areas, reflecting the distinctive style of Radisson Blu. Business Class rooms provide guests upgraded room and bathroom amenities and daily turn-down service. The hotel also offers complimentary servicesthat include high-speed Internet, a fitness center, daily breakfast, and a well-equipped business center.
The Radisson Blu Belo Horizonte has two fully equipped meeting rooms that are ideal for corporate events up to 200 people. The popular Olegário Pátio restaurant offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for social gatherings and an impressive pizza menu, complimented by a variety of Italian dishes.
“Our Yes I Can!SM service, on-site amenities, stylish and sophisticated atmosphere and prominent location in the city make this hotel the best offering for both business and leisure guests visiting this sought-after destination,” said Fernão Chab, general manager, Radisson Blu Belo Horizonte.
Belo Horizonte is the sixth largest city in Brazil and home to several modern Brazilian architectural icons, most notably the Pampulha Complex. The Savassi neighborhood, in which the hotel is located, is well-known by visitors for its extensive nightlife, excellent culinary offerings and exclusive shopping experience at Pátio Savassi. The hotel is also located nearby the The Federal University of Minas Gerais Architecture School and the famous Diogo de Vasconcelos square.
Acclaimed Radisson Blu hotels currently in the Americas include: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago; Radisson Blu Mall of America; Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia and Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown.
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