Radisson®Hotels & Resorts today announced the addition of a 460-room hotel located at 120 East Main Street in Rochester, N.Y., as the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. The hotel will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. The hotel was converted to the Radisson brand as part of a plan to reposition the property following a $6.5 million renovation project including all guestrooms, three ballrooms, 12 meeting rooms and Legends Sports Bar & Grille, Rochester's newest restaurant.

"We are delighted that the Radisson brand now includes Rochester's largest conference center and hotel, which has the distinction of hosting many of the city's top events" said Fredrik Korallus, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Radisson Hotels & Resorts. "We're confident that the extensive renovations to the property, along with the addition of Radisson's distinctive Yes I Can! Service program will provide both guests and the community with a vibrant hospitality experience that they'll value."

"The newly renovated property is creating a high level of enthusiasm with our team and the conversion to the Radisson brand further advances our goal of being the premier lodging facility in Rochester," said Richard Bair, general manager of the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. "The Radisson brand favorably positions this hotel for generating new business opportunities. We continue to be the hotel where Rochester hospitality shines the brightest - and now we are $6.5 million brighter."

The Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside has enhanced all of its guest rooms with a sophisticated and modern style. The new guest rooms incorporate crisp whites and tans accompanied by subtle hints of gold to provide a relaxing and productive environment. The guest rooms include new mattresses, bed linens, duvet covers and pillows. Each guest room contains state-of-the-art amenities including high definition televisions and wireless high speed Internet access.

The 8,122 square foot Grand Ballroom was renovated with new vinyl and revamped ceilings, enhancing the ballroom's ambiance and acoustics. The Grand Ballroom has one of the largest dance floors in Rochester, making it the perfect room for any occasion, accommodating up to 175 guests. Together, the hotel and adjoining conference center offer more than 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space.

The Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside also offers Legends Sports Bar & Grille, host of the Rochester Knighthawks and Knightingales post game festivities and home of the Americans Hockey team, farm team for the Florida Panthers. Guests can enjoy casual atmosphere and friendly company while watching their favorite team on nine 50-inch high definition televisions. Legends is open for breakfast, lunch, daily happy hour specials and dinner, and also has a private room for social or corporate functions.

Radisson®Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading, full-service hotel brands, offers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is defined by its distinctive "Yes I Can!" service philosophy. Radisson includes more than 400 locations in 68 countries. It is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,000 locations in 74 countries under the brands of Regent®Hotels & Resorts; Radisson®Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza®Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and Park Inn®.