Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel Mannheim in Germany

22 Jul 2013

Carlson Rezidor, one of the ten largest hotel groups worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel Mannheim in Germany. The new built property featuring 225 keys is scheduled to open in 2016. Radisson Blu is Europe’s largest upper upscale brand and offers first class, full service hotels with contemporary architecture and design, innovative concepts, and signature services such as free high speed internet access.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our presence in our home market Germany where we now operate and develop 26 Radisson Blu hotels. Due to its excellent location, style and services the Radisson Blu Hotel Mannheim will be a new flagship for our core brand”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

“We are pleased with our successful negotiations, and sure that the future flagship of Mannheim’s city centre will soon become a renewed member of Carlson Rezidor’s international family. The ARIVA Hotel GmbH – based in Mannheim – will always support the hotel’s business and performance. The decision to open this property is of major influence for our group, Mannheim and the local hospitality industry”, added Achim Ihrig, Managing Director of ARIVA.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Mannheim is part of the urban redevelopment of Mannheim’s Q6/Q7 quarter that also includes a shopping centre, offices, retail, food & beverage outlets, and apartments. The hotel entrance will be located directly in the pedestrian zone of Mannheim and offer easy access to the city centre and nearby attractions like the castle, one of the biggest in Europe. Besides 225 modern rooms (including 18 long stay apartments with kitchenette) the property will also comprise an all-day-dining restaurant with large roof terrace; 600 sqm of meeting space including pre-function area, a state-of-the-art conference room of 220 sqm (dividable into 3 function rooms), and 3 meeting rooms; a wellness area with gym and sauna; and parking facilities.

Mannheim is the second largest city of the German state Baden-Württemberg, and the geographical, economical and cultural hub of the European metropolitan region “Rhein-Neckar”. The area and the city host headquarters of international companies like SAP, BASF, John Deere and ABB, a most reputable university, and is an established location of international congresses and conferences. Mannheim can easily be accessed via the high speed train ICE (Central Station is just 800m away from the new Radisson Blu Hotel), and is only a 40 minutes train ride away from Germany’s largest airport Frankfurt. Just 15 travel minutes away, tourists also enjoy prominent sights like the castle of Heidelberg and the fantastic garden of the castle Schwetzingen.

For further information, contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication, Christiane.Reiter@CarlsonRezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Senior Director Corporate Communication, Renu.Snehi@CarlsonRezior.com

Notes to Editors:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with almost 97,000 rooms in more than 70 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni Rezidor operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a strategic alliance agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts Rezidor also develops and operates new Regent properties in EMEA. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Programme and was awarded one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The corporate support office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For more information, visit www.rezidor.com