Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, Chisinau in Moldova

15 May 2014


Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic and largest hotel groups worldwide, announces their very first hotel in Moldova: The Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, Chisinau in the capital city of Moldova. The upper upscale property featuring 140 rooms will open in late 2015 after a complete renovation and conversion of the existing Leogrand Hotel & Convention Center Chisinau – an investment of Summa International Construction group and the leading hotel brand in Moldova for the past 12 years.

“We are delighted to announce our partnership and to arrive in Moldova to open the first five star internationally branded chain hotel in Chisinau. We are further strengthening our position as the leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS and the Baltics”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. In total, Carlson Rezidor operates and develops 75 hotels with almost 18,800 rooms in the region and has a dedicated Area Support Office in Moscow.

The Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, Chisinau will offer 140 rooms and suites with signature services such as free high speed internet access, two upscale restaurants, one all day dining restaurant, one bar and a 400 m² fitness & Spa center. In addition over 2,000 m² meeting and conference space will make the hotel the preferred choice for corporate and private events. The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre and is surrounded by numerous institutional buildings. It is also close to a commercial area and to the business centre of Chisinau.

Moldova is gaining importance as emerging market with a private sector that is now carrying over 70% of the gross domestic product (GDP). The local infrastructure is undergoing a complete modernization supported by major foreign direct investments. Being the capital, Chisinau is the most economically developed city of the country. Its economy turns mainly around the secondary and tertiary sectors which will drive hospitality demand.

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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.,