Carlson Rezidor and Al Hokair Group further strengthen partnership

07 May 2015

Rezidor_Skyline_2014.jpgRadisson Blu and Park Inn properties will be located in Dubai, Jubail and Al Khobar

Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, and Al Hokair Group, a leading hospitality company in Saudi Arabia, further strengthen their strategic partnership by announcing four new hotels: Park Inn by Radisson Al Barsha First in Dubai, Park Inn by Radisson Jubail Industrial City, Park Inn by Radisson Jubail Corniche, and Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Khobar Al Rakkah (all in Saudi Arabia). Carlson Rezidor and Al Hokair have a country development agreement for Saudi Arabia – covering approximately 30 hotels and being complemented by selected projects outside the Kingdom.

“We are delighted to extend our joint network and thank Al Hokair for their ongoing trust in us. Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia are key markets where we want to grow further together with experienced regional partners”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

“Dubai remains a global hub with long-term potential. Our total portfolio in the city now comprises more than 10 hotels with approximately 2,600 rooms, and we see more potential for our core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson. We also aim to bring our new brands to Dubai: the luxury Quorvus Collection and the lifestyle select offer Radisson Red will allow us to target additional guest segments, capture additional market share and provide compelling investment opportunities to our partners”, added Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer at Rezidor.

Park Inn by Radisson Al Barsha First will be situated within Dubai’s Al Barsha district offering easy access to attractions such as Mall of the Emirates and to commercial centres like Media City or Internet City. The hotel with 102 rooms is scheduled to open in 2017, and will feature an all-day-dining restaurant, meeting space including a ballroom, and a gym. Carlson Rezidor already operates a Park Inn by Radisson Residence in Al Barsha which will allow both properties to benefit from operational synergies.

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Carlson Rezidor’s total portfolio grew to over 30 hotels and over 4,500 rooms. Park Inn by Radisson Jubail Corniche, a conversion of an existing hotel, will welcome the first guests in early 2016 – comprising 69 rooms, a restaurant, a coffee shop, 3 meeting rooms, a gym, a spa, and a pool. Its sister hotel Park Inn by Radisson Jubail Industrial City will be a new built property opening in early 2018 and offering 156 rooms, a restaurant, a conference area and 6 meeting rooms, and a gym. Jubail Industrial City itself will contain an oil refinery, a steel mill, and one of the world’s largest desalination plants. In Al Khobar, Carlson Rezidor will open the Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Khobar in early 2018. Besides 150 rooms the property will have 2 restaurants, 1 bar, a business class lounge, meeting space including a ball room, a gym, and a spa.

Park Inn by Radisson, Carlson Rezidor’s mid-market brand, has most recently been re-launched as a vibrant offer for the growing clientele of Gen X and Gen Y. Based on the three pillars of “choice”, “connectivity” and “community”, Park Inn by Radisson offers friendly and welcoming hospitality at a competitive price and features services such as free high speed internet access. Radisson Blu is the group’s core upper upscale brand with iconic and stylish properties and the unique service philosophy “Yes I Can!”

 

The Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Dubai and Saudi Arabia as well as the Radisson Blu hotel in Saudi Arabia will be operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes more than 1,350 hotels in operation and under development totaling 180,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 105 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. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group employs 88,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. Visit www.carlsonrezidor.com for more information.

 

For further media information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication, Christiane.Reiter@rezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Senior Director PR, Brand & Marketing Communication, Renu.Snehi@rezidor.com