BRUSSELS/TRABZON - December 15, 2016
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon in Turkey. The newly built hotel is the latest addition to the group’s Turkish portfolio of 22 hotels in operation and under development.
The hotel will open in Q2 2018 featuring 162 rooms, meeting rooms and a spa equipped with a swimming pool. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon will also have a large rooftop bar and café with panoramic views over the city and Boztepe Park, adjacent to the hotel.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said: “This signing is in line with our growth strategy in Turkey where we are a leading player. We are pleased to enter the Trabzon market which is lacking internationally branded hotels and offers great opportunities. We look forward to further supporting travel & tourism in the city and the country together with our experienced partners”.
Karadeniz Orme Sanayi Ve Dis Ticaret A.S, owner of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzonadded: “With the successful opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ordu, and addition of the new Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon, we are pleased to expand our portfolio with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. As the main city on the coastline of the Black Sea, Trabzon offers enormous potential as a business and leisure destination. The city is a major trade center as well as the capital of the Trabzon province, and thus a perfect fit for a global upper upscale hotel brand like Radisson Blu.”
Trabzon offers a number of cultural highlights including several museums, the famous Trabzon Castle as well as the home of the first Turkish president that are all open for visitors. There are also several monasteries of interest in the local area and the hotel will be located very close to the city center for guests, hosting a hub of shops and restaurants around the main square.
Turkey, the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world, is an increasingly important region to Carlson Rezidor. There are development plans in Trabzon, including building an artificial island to further attract tourism to the Black Sea.
For further media information, please contact:
Stephen Kamat, Area Director PR & Communications Middle East & Turkey
Lucie Cardona, Corporate Communications & PR Leader
About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with nearly 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com. Connect with Radisson Blu on social media: @RadissonBlu on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.com/RadissonBlu.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel companies and includes 1,400 locations in operation and under development with more than 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, a program that redefines hotel rewards with a collection of exceptional benefits, services, and privileges at more than 1,000 hotels worldwide. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 90,000 people systemwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Singapore, and Brussels. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.