Rezidor announces its first ever Radisson Blu hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

04 Oct 2016

20161004_RBlu_Bishkek.jpgRezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, today announces the signing of its first ever Radisson Blu hotel in Kyrgyzstan. The newly built property in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, will welcome its first guests in 2019.

Less than 100m away from Bishkek’s main commercial street, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bishkek will be located in the heart of the Kyrgyz capital. The newly built hotel will comprise 181 spacious rooms, and several dining experiences. Guests will also enjoy a state-of-the-art wellness and spa facilities. The property will welcome local and international business guests with meeting and conferencing facilities comprising a total area of 1,200 sqm.

“The signing of the Radisson Blu hotel Bishkek is in line with our strategy to grow in emerging markets and expand our network in business and leisure capitals. We are very pleased to partner with OOO Stability, on this very exciting project and unlock additional value for our guests, owners and other stakeholders”, added Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Rezidor.

OOO Stability, owner of the Radisson Blu Hotel Bishkek said: “We are delighted to partner with Carlson Rezidor for the opening of the very first Radisson Blu hotel in Bishkek, and very proud to support the economic development of Kyrgyzstan. Carlson Rezidor has already proven its capacity to operate successful properties in Central Asia and is internationally renowned for its service standards.”

Christian Walter, Managing Director at PKF hotelexperts in Vienna, who advised the owners in the operator search added: “We believe that Bishkek has considerable potential as a capital city location, but also as a gateway to other destinations in Kyrgyzstan. Adding a branded hotel property with international quality standards will both help develop the destination on a global level and be a showcase of first class hospitality that the local population can be proud of.”

Kyrgyzstan has some of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world, and is ideal for trekking, riding and bike tours. The recent introduction of a visa-free policy for citizens from 44 countries for up to 60 days makes Kyrgyzstan a new attractive destination for both vacationers and business travelers.

For further media information please contact:
Lucie Cardona, Corporate Communications & PR Leader
lucie.cardona@carlsonrezidor.com

Jonathan Astle, Corporate Communications & PR Leader
jonathan.astle@carlsonrezidor.com

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes 1,400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the 2015 – 2016 “Top Three Hotel Rewards Programs” as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 90,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Singapore, and Brussels. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.

About PKF hotelexperts:
PKF hotelexperts is an internationally recognised market leader in the field of hotel, tourism & leisure consulting and is a member firm of PKF International, one of the largest global associations of audit, accounting, tax and consulting firms. With more than 200 member firms in 400 locations in over 100 countries, PKF is a truly global player. With a track record dating back as far as 1869, PKF was the pioneer in hotel consulting. The introduction of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) in 1927, spearheaded by PKF's founding father William J Forster, marks the beginning of the firm's dedicated hospitality advisory activities, supported by elaborate financial surveys and relevant benchmarking services tailor-made for a globally emerging industry. For many years, our experienced and dedicated consultants have been providing quality services for the hotel, tourism & leisure sector, including feasibility studies, operator search, project development, asset management, research + benchmarking, valuations, strategic advice, financing & investment, transaction support, as well as services related to knowledge and networking. www.pkfhotels.com