Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman City; United Arab Emirates

10 Nov 2014

Carlson  Rezidor, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, adds a new  emirate to its portfolio and arrives in Ajman: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman  City featuring 156 rooms is scheduled to welcome its first guests in the first  quarter of 2016.

“Ajman is  an emerging destination for both business and leisure travellers offering  exceptional hospitality while retaining its traditional heritage”, said  Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO at Rezidor. “This signing further  strengthens our growing portfolio in the United Arab Emirates, making it our  fifth emirate and one of our most important focus markets.”

The  Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman City will enjoy a prime location within the city of  Ajman, just walking distance from the Ajman City Centre Mall. Ajman’s proximity  to Sharjah and Dubai provides easy accessibility to two international airports  and four ports. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman City will include 156 guestrooms  with signature services such as free high speed internet access, a 270m²  all-day dining restaurant, two speciality restaurants, a lobby café as well as  a roof bar, a pool bar and a conference space of 1,300m². In addition to the  wide-ranging food and drink offering, the hotel will benefit from extensive  entertainment facilities adjacent to the site.

“We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with Carlson Rezidor  whose vast experience and international expertise, as well as their growth in  the UAE, will ensure the success of this new project. The signing of the  new property in Ajman is the beginning of a solid relationship and we look  forward to the opening”, said Cheruvathur Chakutty Thampi, owner  of West Wood Hotels by Holiday Group.

Ajman is  the smallest of the seven emirates and located along the Arabian Gulf Coast on  an area of 260 square kilometres. It is becoming an important secondary market  thanks to the expansion of the nearby cities of Dubai and Sharjah. Development  of an international airport, various mixed-use development projects, expansion  of a trade free zone, and construction of branded beach resorts and other  leisure developments are gradually positioning Ajman as a prime hub for  hospitality and tourism in the region.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  Carlson Rezidor Hotel  Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson  Rezidor portfolio includes more than 1,340 hotels in operation and under  development with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a  powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®,  Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn®  by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Carlson  Rezidor plans to grow its portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and  under development by 2015. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM,  one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor and  its brands employ 88,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel  Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

www.rezidor.com, www.carlsonrezidor.com

For further media information, please  contact:
Elaine  Nettleton, PR & Communication Manager Middle East, Elaine.Nettleton@rezidor.com