June 19, 2012
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil in Ukraine. The property featuring 163 guest rooms is scheduled to open in Q4 2012.
"We are delighted to strengthen our presence in the growing market of Kiev. Seven years ago, we opened our first Radisson Blu hotel here which was the first internationally branded hotel in Kiev and Ukraine. Today, we are pleased to complement our offer with this beautiful property", said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.
The new Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil will be located in Podil, the heart of old Kiev, close to the Dnieper River. It will comprise 163 rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, a restaurant, bar and lounge, ample meeting space and a generous wellness centre as well as underground parking bays. The hotel is surrounded by historical buildings and monuments dating back to the 18th century. The area is a favorite tourist destination for those who enjoy strolls along the pleasant pedestrian roads flanked by cafés and boutiques. The square in front of the hotel is an active part of the Kiev cultural community and often used for outdoor public festivities like music concerts and fairs.
"We are glad to start this project in Kiev and continue our cooperation with Rezidor, a highly recognized hospitality company. The new hotel will follow the most modern and ecological construction standards", commented Abbas Aliev, President of Hotel Development CJSC.
Kiev is a principle city of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship and will host the final on 1st July. The tournament will highlight Ukraine as a tourism destination and will be a strong boast for the city. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil brings Rezidor's portfolio in Ukraine to 7 properties in operation and under development. Across Russia/CIS, the group now reaches 54 hotels with more than 13,000 rooms in operation and under development; and underlines its status as leading international hotel operator in the region.