July 5, 2010
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre Salzburg, Austria. The former Renaissance Salzburg Congress Center featuring 257 rooms will be re-branded in Q3 2010 and complement Rezidor's 62-room Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt, Salzburg.
“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in Salzburg and to also extend our cooperation with our franchise partner Grand City Hotels & Resorts which will operate this new hotel”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “This further Radisson Blu Hotel under the management of Grand City Hotels & Resorts also marks our arrival on the Austrian market where we see further potential”, adds Sven Doliwa, Vice President Commercial of Grand City Hotels & Resorts.
Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria, one of central Europe's most enchanting tourist destinations and the birthplace of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Today, his birthplace and family residence are must-see tourist attractions. The baroque old town is a wonderfully preserved UNESCO site and within walking distance from the hotel. Besides 257 guest rooms (including 11 spacious suites) the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre, Salzburg will offer 2 restaurants and 1 bar, and 1,750m2 of conference & meeting space - including a sub-dividable ballroom and a variety of meeting rooms to suit every need. For those wanting to relax after a hectic day of meetings or site seeing, the hotel will comprise an indoor pool, health club, sauna and hair salon.
Rezidor has nine properties in operation or under development in Austria, including four Radisson Blu hotels.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com
About Grand City Hotels & Resorts – Germany's Leading Hotel Management Company
With a current portfolio of 80 hotels in Germany The Netherlands and Austria, Grand City Hotels is the leading hotel management corporation in the Federal Republic of Germany. Grand City has some 10,000 hotel rooms at its disposal and welcomes 2.5 million overnight guests annually. The hotels in the two to four-star segment are operated by Grand City and marketed under the company's own name “Grand City Hotel” or such renowned brands as Radisson Blu, Mercure, Best Western, Holiday Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, Ramada and Ibis. The sphere of the company's activities covers the areas of general management, sales & management, e-commerce, revenue management, procurement, controlling, coordination between franchisers and owners, business development and acquisition.
Further information on the hotel portfolio is available at www.grandcityhotels.com.