Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel opens in Jeddah

16 Jul 2015

2015_07_16_Jeddah_Lobby.jpgRadisson Blu, one of the world’s leading hotel brands, announces the opening of Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Jeddah and its third hotel in the city. The hotel is operated by Rezidor, a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and the opening strengthens its constantly growing portfolio in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is a dedicated focus country for Rezidor: the group now operates nine hotels with more than 1,400 rooms in the Kingdom.

Situated on King Abdullah Road in one of the city’s most vibrant districts, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Jeddah sits close to many businesses and two popular shopping malls, Al Andalus and Al Salam. The hotel’s 112 rooms and suites are stylish and contemporary, and offer signature services such as free high speed internet access. Thoughtfully designed work desks, satellite televisions and large beds all combine to provide an experience that is truly reflective of the needs of today’s traveller. The hotel’s suites are the premier accommodation choice in Jeddah, containing their own separate bedroom and lounge area.

The hotel’s all-day dining outlet, Al Liwan, is ideal for casual dining with the family or colleagues, offering a choice of fresh and flavourful buffet-style dishes. The international cuisine features popular dishes with local inspirations and for those just looking to catch up with friends over a sociable coffee, the Lounge Café is friendly and welcoming. The hotel’s outdoor pool area is bright and sunny, perfect for a quick swim after work or for relaxing and spending time with the family, while the Technogym-equipped fitness center means you don’t have to go far to stay fit and healthy during your stay.

”With its prime location, the Radisson Blu Plaza is a welcome addition to the growing hospitality market in Jeddah, and we are delighted to be flying the Radisson Blu flag at this new hotel. We have a first class team in place and an unqualified desire to make this newly rebranded property a huge success,” said Basel Talal, District Director Saudi Arabia.

“Jeddah continues to be an important city for domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia,” said Mark Willis, Area Vice President Middle East and Turkey at Rezidor. “Our primary concern is to maintain the high standards and quality reputation we have established wherever we have our hotels and I am confident that the new Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Jeddah will complement our growth in the Kingdom and become a bastion of supreme hotel service and guest satisfaction.”

For business, for leisure, for pleasure – or a combination of all three, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Jeddah will leave all its guests with a memorable stay in an iconic, stylish and sophisticated way.

For further media information please contact:

Elaine Nettleton, PR, Digital Communications and Social Media Manager, Elaine.Nettleton@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 more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries. 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.

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 430+ hotels in operation and under development with 95,600+ rooms in 73 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.
www.rezidor.com