Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam Is Carlson Rezidor's "Global Hotel Of The Year 2011"

22 Feb 2012

Amsterdam, 22 February 2012 // The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam has been awarded as “Global Hotel of the Year 2011” of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The first-class property located in the heart of Amsterdam has been named the best of more than 420 Radisson hotels worldwide, and the leading player within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group regarding guest satisfaction, employee engagement, business performance, and market positioning.

“The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam has delivered an outstanding result – not only in 2011, but over the last three years. It has truly raised the bar in achieving operations and service excellence within our group”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor at the Award Ceremony during Carlson Rezidor’s Global Business Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. In the forefront of the Global Business Conference the property had already been awarded as “Hotel of the Year 2011” in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Both awards are a thank you and a fantastic motivation to my staff. Such achievements cannot be won by a single employee or following a single activity. They are the result of long term and intense team work”, said Ronald Smithjes, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam at the prize giving.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam combines past and present in downtown Amsterdam. The charming atrium hotel was carefully designed to encompass several 18th century merchant houses, a former paper factory and a 19th century vicarage. Featuring 248 modern and stylish rooms and suites, the superb “De Palmboom” restaurant with a Dutch and international menu, the unique “Pastorie Bar”, flexible meeting rooms for up to 160 delegates and a business centre, and a gym including sauna and solarium, the hotel is a perfect place for both leisure and business travellers. Guests also benefit from Radisson’s service philosophy “Yes I Can!”, a 100% guest satisfaction guarantee, and further signature services such as free high speed internet access. According to the group’s Responsible Business Programme, the hotel is a smoke-free environment, and pet-friendly.

For further information and bookings, please visit: http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-amsterdam/

About the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 80 countries, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson, Hotel Missoni and Park Plaza®). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

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

http://www.carlson.com; http://www.rezidor.com

Media Contacts

Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication, +32 2 702 9222, Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication, +32 2 702 9241, Renu.Snehi@Rez