Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Bordeaux in France

12 Dec 2014

Carlson Rezidor, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, further strengthens its network in France by announcing the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Bordeaux. The new urban resort will feature 125 rooms and a large spa and Balneotherapy area – it is scheduled to welcome the first guests in Q2 2017.

“Radisson Blu is the largest upper upscale brand in France, and we are delighted to add a further flagship to our contemporary portfolio. Bordeaux is an increasingly important leisure and business destination in the South West of France – we look forward to being part of the dynamic development of the city”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa will be built north of Bordeaux’s city centre as part of “Les Bassins à Flots”, a mixed-used complex which is currently the largest real estate development in France; facilitated by four governmental organisations. The site will comprise 4,000 residences and 250,000 square meters of commercial space – including the “Cité des Civilisations du Vin” which will open in 2016 and is estimated to attract more than 450,000 visitors per year.

The hotel, designed by “King Kong Architects” based in Bordeaux, is developed by REDMAN, a French real estate development company, and will be led by one of its subsidiaries. “With this hotel, REDMAN is positioned as one of the very first hotel developers in France, and strengthens the position of its real estate development structure in Bordeaux”, commented Nicolas Ponson, CEO of REDMAN Group.

The hotel will be located just across the “Cité des Civilisations du Vin”. Besides 125 stylish guest rooms with Radisson Blu signature services like free high speed internet access it will offer a breakfast restaurant, a dinner restaurant, a lobby bar, and a sky bar with panoramic views over Bordeaux and the river Garonne. Meeting facilities will comprise five conference rooms and a ball room. On a surface of more than 1,500 square meters, the urban resort will offer a spa and a Balneotherapy area including ice tunnel, hammam and sauna. Balneotherapy – wellness and medical treatments by bathing – is unique and popular in Bordeaux and the surrounding region.

Bordeaux is the capital city of the Aquitaine region – and the wine capital city of the world, hosting the most important international wine fair “Vinexpo”. Other economic activities include aeronautic industries, scientific research, universities, and tourism: The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bordeaux is served by the international airport of Bordeaux Mérignac which is 12km away from the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa.

 

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