The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces two new Radisson Blu hotels in Germany. Both are existing properties – the Radisson Blu Hotel Dortmund featuring 190 rooms will be re-branded in January 2013; the Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen (235 rooms) will follow in June 2013. The hotels will be softly renovated over a period of 18 months.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our long term cooperation with our business partner Pandox, owner of both properties. At the same time, we grow our portfolio in Germany to 53 hotels in operation and under development, and underline the importance this home market has for us”, said Kurt Ritter, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Dortmund is located in the city's peripheral area; close to the Westfalen soccer stadium and the fair and exhibition centre Westfalenhalle. The site enjoys easy motorway access and is nine miles from the airport and two miles from Dortmund downtown. All 190 guest rooms – among them five junior suites – are equipped with Radisson Blu signature services like free high speed internet access. This first class hotel also comprises two restaurants and one bar, 15 event rooms spreading over 4,429 square feet, a wellness area including gym, indoor pool, sauna & solarium, and a parking.

Dortmund is part of Western Germany's Ruhr area, and has 600,000 inhabitants. The city enjoys a colorful way of life, lots of green space, a variety of museums and theatres, and world-class soccer. For guests who want to experience the 150-year industrial history of the Ruhr area, Dortmund is a good place to start: The city lies directly on the 186 mile long “Route of Industrial Culture” which links up art and cultural events in engine rooms, collieries, head frames and blast furnaces.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen is located on the famous BÖttcherstraße, Bremen's historic shopping street in the heart of the old town. Also the port and many of the city's well-known companies lie close to the hotel. The exhibition centre, motorways and airport are just a few miles away. The property offers 235 rooms – among them 15 junior suites – and also features two restaurants, one bar, 14 meeting rooms over a surface of 2,427 square feet, a wellness area including gym, indoor pool, sauna & solarium, and a parking.

Bremen is a commercial and industrial city with 500,000 inhabitants in Northern Germany, and has a major port on the river Weser. The old city centre is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and offers outstanding monuments like the Marketplace and Town Hall. Bremen's central business district close to the hotel hosts many globally known companies like Kraft Foods, Lufthansa, Airbus, and Siemens.