Radisson Blu is the most preferred hotel chain in the Nordics

03 Sep 2009

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                                    September 3, 2009

Radisson Blu continues to command the Nordic region with around 2 in 5 business travelers preferring to use the brand and 97 percent recognizing the Radisson name in 2009. This is the result of the latest BDRC research – an independent annual survey by the London based agency BDRC, conducted since 2001. Since this first year, Radisson (including Radisson and Radisson SAS, now Radisson Blu) has been named the Number 1 brand and steadily improved its performance each year.

The annual survey, which works with a score combining recognition, preference, usage, loyalty and intent to recommend, covers all aspects of business travelers’ behavior, as well as several key brand performance indicators measured across over 60 brands, involved interviews with a total of a 1000 Norwegian, Swedish, Finish and Danish business travelers. 

“It is very satisfying that business travelers prefer our hotels.  But, even more important, we see that our guest’s satisfaction has increased every year the last six years. This shows that we are able to anticipate our guest’s needs, and fulfill them”, says Christian Gartmann, Area Vice President, Nordics, for The Rezidor Hotel Group.

Radisson Blu is the First Class- and Full Service brand of the Rezidor Hotel Group, which is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. Rezidor has 380 hotels in operation and under development in 59 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa – besides Radisson Blu the company also operates the brands Park Inn, Country Inns & Suites, The Regent and Hotel Missoni.  

Radisson Blu Hotel, Trondheim Airport, opened in august 2009, and is the newest hotel in the Rezidor portfolio in Norway. Lying adjacent to Trondheim Airport terminal building, the brand new hotel serves as the perfect base for business and leisure travellers, who are arriving late in the night or catching the first flight out in the morning.

Rezidor has a number of exciting, future openings in the Nordics. Park Inn Hotel Stockholm Hammarby Sjöstad will be located just 7 kilometres from Stockholms City centre, and offers 177 beautifully designed guest rooms.

Other exciting properties opening in Norway are the Park Inn Hotel Oslo, 118 rooms and meeting rooms situated in the heart of Oslo.  Park Inn Gardemoen Airport, strengthening Rezidor’s position as the leading airport hotel operator in Europe.


For more information, please contact:
Angelica Montez de Oca, Manager PR & Communication The Nordics
M: +47 94 88 18 61
E-post: Angelica.Montez@Rezidor.com



About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of close to 380 hotels in operation and under development with 81,000 rooms in 59 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.

The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com