Radisson Blu opens new hotel in Ordu, Turkey’s Black Sea coast

30 Jun 2016

2016-06-30-Radisson_Blue_Ordu.jpgRadisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is delighted to announce its latest addition in Ordu, Turkey. Located on the Black Sea and surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches, rivers and mountains on the coast, the hotel has opened its doors to guests on 29 June 2016.

The upper-upscale property is a semi-conversion and brings Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio in Turkey up to 23 hotels, with more than 4,000 rooms in operation or under development.

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Elie Younes, said: “We are delighted to arrive in Ordu and to add another major city in Turkey to our network. This will further increase brand awareness for Radisson Blu which is already the largest upper-upscale brand in Istanbul and in Europe.”

“Hotel conversions support our accelerated growth strategy in our focus markets since they join the portfolio relatively quickly and generate immediate revenues.”

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ordu is situated on a hilltop with panoramic views over sea and city. The city center and beaches are just 15 minutes away and easily reachable by car or aerial lift, which is adjacent to the site.

Besides the 129 guest rooms, the hotel offers a restaurant and bar, a 1,000sqm ballroom, meeting rooms and pre-function area, spa, pool, gym, hair dresser, and parking bays.

Ordu is not only an attractive holiday destination for domestic and regional travelers, but also an important industrial hub: the city is the largest hazelnut producer in the world, accounting for 70% of global production. So the hotel is designed to cater for both leisure and business guests.

More details are available at www.radissonblu.com/hotel-ordu

For further media information please contact:
Gunes Alyaz, District Marketing & Communications Manager Turkey, gunes.alyaz@carlsonrezidor.com
Keum Roling, Corporate Brand & Communication Manager, keum.roling@carlsonrezidor.com

About Radisson Blu®

Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with nearly 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.

Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com. Connect with Radisson Blu on social media: @RadissonBlu on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.com/RadissonBlu.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group:

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 460+ hotels in operation and under development with 101,000+ rooms in 80 countries.

Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA),along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor has launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Programme and was awarded one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The corporate support office of The Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit www.rezidor.com.