Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Larnaca, Cyprus
Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces its first hotel in Cyprus: the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Larnaca, is already under construction and scheduled to open in 2017. With the arrival in Cyprus, Rezidor is now present in 80 countries across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.
Our entry into Cyprus provides an excellent opportunity for us, and Larnaca is a major city which fits well with our Radisson Blu strategy. We believe that this signing will mark a significant step in the island’s recovery and will pave the way for further local and international hotel interest,” said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. “We are delighted to be working with Quality Group who are an established developer in Cyprus, and SunnySeeker Hotels as the renowned third-party hotel management company, and we thank them for this opportunity to introduce the only branded hotel to the city.”Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Larnaca is situated close to the beach, next to the city centre and just across from the city’s expanding seaport. It boasts a strategic location across from the main sea port and the Larnaca waterfront, and is just 7km away from the Larnaca International Airport.
This upper-upscale hotel will offer 105 guestrooms and serviced apartments, a restaurant and bar, club lounge, a pool bar at the fifth floor with magnificent views,.a spa & health club, a conference room as well as themed restaurants and cafés, and exclusive shops on the ground floor. Its excellent location benefits from the sea port, off-shore oil drilling and the current development of the city.
Larnaca is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and the capital of the eponymous district. It is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol, with an urban population of 84,591. 60% of the Cyprus population is within 0.5 hour reach by car and is therefore the home of Cyprus’ primary airport, Larnaca International, which has recently undergone a €650M upgrade, and is home to both a seaport and marina catering to consumer and cargo needs. The city is the island’s main gateway and it operates as a leisure destination for European travellers.
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Larnaca will be operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group and SunnySeeker Hotels under a franchise agreement.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