Radisson, one of the world's best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the opening of the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, set on picturesque Carlisle Bay. The beachfront resort, which recently completed an $8 million renovation, offers 124-rooms including five Pier Suites and one Presidential Suite. This unique property is located in a marine reserve and features a historic Victorian Pier that is 200 feet long and recently declared a United Nations World Heritage site.

“The opening of this hotel, reinforces our commitment to adding resorts to our portfolio and to further expand our presence in the Caribbean portfolio,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Radisson, and executive vice president, Owned and Managed Hotels, Americas. “This marks Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's 16th hotel in the Caribbean and is part of the group's Ambition 2015 strategy to position Radisson in the Americas as a powerful, globally consistent, first-class brand.”

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said Issa Nicholas, chairman, Grand Hotel Limited, owning company of the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados. “Radisson's strength, high standards, leadership and franchise support have established a successful partnership.” Opening the hotel is Christopher Forbes, general manager.

With nearly two miles of white sand beach, this four-star beachfront resort caters to leisure and business travelers. The guestrooms feature unique contemporary Caribbean furnishings, with mother of pearl and mosaic features, a West Indian color palette and clean lines, a private balcony or terrace, and island or ocean views. Room amenities include a 42-inch flat panel television with expanded cable channels, an in-room digital safe, a leisure chair and ottoman, a work desk with ergonomic chair, an iHome alarm clock radio and complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the property.

The resort also offers an on-site beachfront fitness center, an outdoor kids and adult swimming pool, meeting space to accommodate up to 400 people and an authentic Caribbean restaurant and bar, situated directly over the ocean waters. The resort is located nine miles from Grantley Adams International Airport.

For additional information, please visit http://www.radisson.com/barbados.