Awards & Honors

And the winner is…

The Radisson Hospitality AB is proud to have received an impressive variety of awards and accolades in recognition of our unique Yes I Can! service culture, our passion for cutting edge, contemporary hotel design and architecture, our ambitious Responsible Business program and our innovative strategic concepts.



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November 2013
Europe's best designed bar is in Gothenburg! Radisson Blu Riverside / Cuckoo’s Nest wins “Best Bar Design”
The “genius” designed bar and restaurant Cuckoo's Nest is part of the recently opened Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel – Gothenburg, Sweden.  The interior design has been inspired by the feature film “A Beautiful Mind”.  According to designer, Erik Nissen Johansen, the design is on the border between
November 2013
Radisson Blu named the Best Hotel Chain at National Geographic Traveler Awards-2013 (Russia)
Radisson Blu has won the prestigious award of the National Geographic Traveler Russia magazine for the second year in a row Radisson Blu , operated by the Carlson Rezidor, the leading international hotel group in Russia, CIS & Baltics, has been honored as the Best Hotel Chain at the National
November 2013
Best Luxury City Hotel Award for Radisson Royal, Dubai
Best Luxury City Hotel Award for Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, from the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai has been recognized as the Country Winner and won the “Best Luxury City Hotel Award” at “The World Luxury Hotel Awards” ceremony which was held in Phuket on the
November 2013 Sun Gardens, Dubrovnik wins a prestigious award for Best Luxury Coastal Resort in Europe
September 2013
Radisson Royal Moscow makes a big splash
The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow has made it into the record books with the longest indoor swimming pool in Russia. The world-championship designed pool – using Myrtha® Technology by FINA – has a record-breaking length of 49 metres and a width of 12.5 metres and is filled with water that has passed
September 2013
RBG is Astrakhan’s favourite eatery
Restaurant-goers have named the Park Inn by Radisson Astrakhan RBG Bar & Grill the Best Restaurant in the city for the second time, after voting online through geometria.ru. And their choice was wholeheartedly backed by Geometria’s committee of representatives from the club scene, the restaurant
August 2013
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg voted the Best Business Hotel in South Africa
Set in the heart of South Africa’s premier financial and business district, the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg has been voted the Best Business Hotel in the country. The coveted award was presented at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards ceremony held in Sandton in August.
August 2013
Spectacular success at the World Travel Awards
Radisson hotels have triumphed at the 20th World Travel Awards 2013! At a gala event held on the Turkish Riviera in August. Moscow’s Radisson Royal Hotel was heralded with four awards: Europe’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel for the third year running, Europe’s Leading MICE (meetings & events)
August 2013
World’s 6th Best Airport Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport
With an impressive 15-metre-high glass wine tower, the classy Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport has been hailed as one of the world’s Six Best Airport Hotels for Food-minded Travellers by foodrepublic.com. The American foodie website loved the hotel’s prime location, Nordic chic interiors and the
July 2013
Radisson Blu Stansted is the most Environmentally Friendly Company in Essex
There was a double celebration for the team at the Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Airport when the hotel won two prestigious awards in quick succession. The stylish and contemporary property was awarded gold for Access Excellence at the leading meetings and incentive travel awards, celebrating
July 2013
Nordic Swans awarded to Radisson Blu Resort, Trysil and the Park Inn by Radisson, Oslo Airport
A lot of hard work goes into qualifying for the Nordic Swan eco-label and the teams at the Radisson Blu Resort, Trysil and the Park Inn by Radisson, Oslo Airport have gone the extra mile to gain the prestigious award. One of the strictest environmental labels for hotels in the Nordic countries, the
June 2013
Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s Malta shakes things up at the World Cocktail Competition (WCC)
Theo Antonelli, the Bars Supervisor at the Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s has shaken up the island of Malta to become the national winner of the preliminaries of the World Cocktail Competition (WCC). Held in the hotel’s ballroom in June and organised by local drinks importers with the Maltese
May 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek rules the BurJuman World Food Fest 2013
Chefs at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek competed against 500 contestants from 65 of the UAE’s finest hotels to take a total of 31 medals at “Treat”, the BurJuman World Food Fest 2013 in May. This was the second annual foodie extravaganza to be staged by the shopping mall and was opened
May 2013
TripAdvisor double Certificates of Excellence for Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
TripAdvisor has awarded the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City not one but two 2013 Certificates of Excellence – one to the hotel itself and the other to its Italian restaurant Certo. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve
May 2013
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport has won TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2013. This award is presented to establishments that are given a consistent four to five points by guests on the renowned travellers’ website over 12 months, along with a high volume of up-to-date quality reviews.
April 2013
Park Inn by Radisson Al Khobar wins Best 4 Star Hotel in Saudi Arabia
Once again the Park Inn by Radisson Al Khobar has hit the four-star hotel top spot by winning the 2012 Best 4 Star Hotel in Saudi Arabia award, beating four rivals to the post. The Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards recognise organisations and individuals within the travel trade that have made a
April 2013
Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah has been given the top accolade of being the Best Five-Star Hotel
The Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah has been given the top accolade of being the Best Five-Star Hotel in the Emirate by the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority. The SCTDA has been promoting the Emirate as an exceptional tourist destination since 1996, and the Sharjah Tourism Excellence
April 2013
Park Inn by Radisson, Pribaltiyskaya in St Petersburg joins International Spa Association (ISPA)
The Roman Holidays Spa & Wellness Centre at the Park Inn by Radisson, Pribaltiyskaya in St Petersburg is ensuring it maintains high standards and a good reputation by joining the International Spa Association (ISPA). Recognised worldwide as the voice of the spa industry, the ISPA aims to provide
April 2013
Park Inn by Radisson Donetsk has been named the Best New Hotel 2012 in Ukraine and CIS countries
After being open for only nine months, the Park Inn by Radisson Donetsk has been named the Best New Hotel 2012 in Ukraine and CIS countries (former Soviet republics). The hotel received the Mid-Market Category award at the HVS Ukraine & CIS Hospitality Operations Forum in Kiev in April after being
April 2013
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Hotel Awards goes to Radisson Hotel, Kaliningrad
Numerous glowing reviews on TripAdvisor have won the Radisson Hotel, Kaliningrad Number Nine spot in the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Russia in the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Hotel Awards. In a list dominated by Moscow and St Petersburg, the hotel has earned its good reputation through
April 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha is the first hotel in Qatar’s capital to be certified under ISO 22000:2005
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha is the first hotel in Qatar’s capital to be certified under ISO 22000:2005. This prestigious and highly coveted certification is a globally recognised standard for food safety management systems, and demonstrates the hotel’s commitment to providing the highest quality
March 2013
Rezidor wins World’s Most Ethical Companies for 4th conescutive year
Once again the Rezidor Hotel Group features in the list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies: for the fourth consecutive year, the US think-tank Ethisphere has recognised the company for its real and sustained ethical leadership. “We are extremely proud to have been named one of the World’s Most
March 2013
Travel Industry Club honours Responsible Business programme
Germany’s Travel Industry Club has honoured The Rezidor Hotel Group with the Best Practice Award 2013 for its Group-wide energy-saving initiative “Think Planet”, exemplifying its innovative and forward-looking activities with regard to ecology and corporate social responsibility.
March 2013
Green Key awarded in Donetsk, Istanbul, Alushta
Within their first year of opening, two Carlson Rezidor hotels have gained the sought-after Green Key eco-label. The Park Inn by Radisson, Donetsk and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia have both met the programme’s strict environmental standards, and Ukraine’s Radisson Resort & Spa, Alushta
March 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk certified allergy-friendly by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF)
Guests with allergies can sleep easy at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk, as it is the first hotel in Poland to have been certified allergy-friendly by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF). Deep in the heart of the historic old town, the Green Key hotel offers plant-free rooms
March 2013
Green Key awarded to the entire Belgian portfolio of Rezidor
With the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel and the Radisson Blu Balmoral Hotel, both in Spa, each receiving the Green Key eco-label, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Belgium is now 100% green. With the addition of the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi, all 1,637 rooms of the two brands are Green Key.
March 2013
Park Inn by Radisson, Izhevsk wings the Republic’s Best Hotel of 2012
The first and only international hotel in the capital of the Udmurt Republic, a federal district of Russia, the Park Inn by Radisson, Izhevsk has won the accolade of being the republic’s best hotel of 2012. Its Yes I Can! spirit, international standard of service and Responsible Business programme
March 2013
60+ awards in TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers’ Choice® awards for the world’s best hotels!
There’s no better accolade than to be voted the best by the people who know our hotels first-hand: our guests. So we can take great pride in the fact that Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels around the world have garnered 60+ awards in TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers’ Choice® awards for the
March 2013
The Rezidor Hotel Group honoured with Best Practice Award 2013
  The Rezidor Hotel Group has been awarded the Travel Industry Club’s Best Practice Award 2013 for its Group-wide energy-saving initiative ‘Think Planet’. The hotel group, with more than 430 hotels and 95,000 rooms in 70 countries, took first place for its innovative and forward-looking actions
March 2013
Radisson Blu wins the Best Hotel in Senegal and Best New Hotel Construction & Design Africa 2012-2013
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar has once again proved to be a top-quality hotel by winning two new awards: Best Hotel in Senegal and Best New Hotel Construction & Design Africa 2012-2013. These follow hot on the heels of the hotel’s International Star for Quality last year and were presented by
March 2013
Kurt Ritter receives Lifetime Award of Travel Industry Club
Kurt Ritter, former President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group, has received the Lifetime Award 2013 of Germany’s Travel Industry Club. “Kurt Ritter is an internationally acclaimed hotelier, and was the driving force behind Rezidor’s success. He has led the company for more than two decades which
March 2013
Alcron at Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague retains its Michelin star
The Alcron Restaurant in the Art Deco-style Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague has held onto its Michelin Star for a second year. After receiving the “gastronomic Oscar” in 2012, the restaurant’s team, led by renowned chef Roman Paulus, pulled out all the stops to fulfil guests’ high expectations of
March 2013
Top awards at HORECA Kuwait 2013 Culinary Art Show
The talented chefs of Hotel Missoni Kuwait scooped seven medals at the HORECA Kuwait 2013 Culinary Art Show competition in March, topping the medal table at Kuwait’s prestigious annual Hospitality and Food Exhibition. Chefs Prateek Endlay and Saikat Das each picked up gold in the live cooking
February 2013
Radisson Blu voted Sweden’s Best International Hotel Chain for the third year running
Radisson Blu has been voted Sweden’s Best International Hotel Chain for the third year running. This most prestigious Grand Travel Award is presented by the Swedish Travel and Tourism industry based on votes cast by hundreds of industry professionals. “We’re very proud to receive this prominent
February 2013
HolidayCheck.com awards Radisson Blu hotels in Cologne, Leipzig and Milan
Three Radisson Blu hotels have been voted as being among the 99 most popular hotels in the world by over 60,000 reviewers from 52 countries using the hotel review website HolidayCheck.com. One of the most valuable hotel review platforms in Europe, HolidayCheck has presented the Radisson Blu Hotel,
February 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev’s Mille Miglia restaurant wins the top 5-star accolade
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev’s Mille Miglia restaurant has won the top 5-star accolade from the Ukrainian Connoisseur Club for the third time in a row. This popular Italian restaurant, named after the 1920s’ open-road car race and run by Executive Chef Niccolo Rossi, is the only establishment in
February 2013
Martin Lindeberg is Estonia’s Receptionist of the Year 2012
Martin Lindeberg of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn had plenty to smile about when he won Estonia’s Receptionist of the Year 2012 award. He will now go on to represent his country at AICR International’s World’s Best Receptionist Competition in Rome, competing against top receptionists from 14
February 2013
Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan is the leading choice of WeddingsOnline.ie
The Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan is confirmed as the place to say “I do” after winning the WeddingsOnline.ie 2013 Award for Lakelands Venue of the Year in February. Over 28,000 brides and grooms nationwide voted for their top suppliers and venues in a wide range of categories, judged by
January 2013
Radisson Blu top for business
Radisson Blu has been named the Business Hotel Group of the Year by Travel Magazine, Belgium’s leading magazine for the professional travel industry. Gaston Gellens, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, and Willem Van der Zee, Area Vice President Central Europe Radisson Blu,
January 2013
Rezidor is Best International Hotel Chain in Norway
For the sixth year in a row Carlson Rezidor has been voted the Best International Hotel Chain in Norway by the Norwegian Travel and Tourism industry, and for the third consecutive year the Best National Hotel Chain, winning Norway’s prestigious Grand Travel Award in January.
January 2013
UAE Chefs entered in Guinness Book of World Records
Too many cooks broke a world record by becoming the World’s Largest Gathering of Chefs in Uniform in January. More than 2,500 chefs from the Emirates hotels – including teams from the Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah, the Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City and the
January 2013
UAE’s Concierge Team of the Year 2012
The Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai won a clutch of awards for its Yes I Can! service in January, when the 11th Annual Concierge Competition attracted 38 teams of customer service staff from 5-star hotels in Dubai. The hotel’s Concierge Team - led by Naji Khatar - was chosen as the Concierge Team of
January 2013
Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport hit the number one spot in laterooms.com’s Top Ten Airport Hotels
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport hit the number one spot in laterooms.com’s Top Ten Airport Hotels in the website’s Simply the Guest 2012 awards in January. These awards are based purely on guest feedback in the UK, compiled from a bank of 1.4 million guest stays booked through the website