Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia

04 Feb 2010

 


Group now present in more than 60 countries

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces a new hotel in a new country: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ulaanbaatar with 175 guest rooms is scheduled to open in Q1 2011. “We are delighted to enter Mongolia which is a fascinating destination and the 61st country where Rezidor is present”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “Our co-operation will strengthen the business of both our companies, and bring a new clientele to Mongolia”, adds Jan Wigsten of “Nomadic Journeys”, owner of the hotel.

The Radisson Blu hotel, already under construction, is located in the heart of Mongolia’s capital city Ulaanbaatar, 200 meters from Sukhbaatar Square and Peace Avenue. Adjacent to the building (the rooms look down on it) is the 100-year old Choijin Lama Temple which features the 18th-century gold-covered statue of Buddha Shayaryamuni; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Opera House; and the Museum of Natural History. Besides 175 rooms, the hotel will feature 3 restaurants (including a Paulaner micro brewery), a wellness centre and 1,500 square meters of conference and meeting space.

Mongolia is known as the home of Genghis Khan and its beautiful, undulating steppe grasslands which extend into China and Russia. Virtually unknown to the outside world prior to the 1990s, the country is emerging as a travel destination. Considered remote and exotic with a rich history, Mongolia has a unique combination of attractions for visitors – annual tourist arrivals have been growing at a compound annual rate of 15%. Corporate travel also offers considerable opportunities as Mongolia’s economy will experience impressive growth. With its extensive mineral deposits it is a key exporter of commodities helping fuel the rapid economic advancement of neighbouring China. The country has made a successful transformation from a state-controlled to market-driven economy.

 

For further information please contact
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9331, christiane.reiter@rezidor.com

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9241, renu.snehi@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 more than 380 hotels in operation and under development with 81,700 rooms in almost 60 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. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand 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 http://www.rezidor.com/