Rezidor hotels winner of World Travel Awards 2012

17 Oct 2012


The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, proudly presents the company’s winners of World Travel Awards 2012:
The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow was honored with three titles – Europe’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel, Russia’s Leading Luxury Hotel, and Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel. “This is fantastic achievement, and all our congratulations go to the hotel’s General Manager Jesper Henriksen and his dedicated team”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow is one of the legendary “Seven Sisters” – the Soviet skyscrapers masterminded by Stalin. Designed by leading Soviet architects Arkady Mordvinov and Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky, the monumental 34-storey-building was constructed between 1949 and 1957. The property reopened its doors in April 2010 after an extensive 3-years renovation – it features today 497 elegant guest rooms & suites as well as 38 serviced apartments, and offers outstanding services to its demanding international business & leisure clientele.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin was awarded Germany’s Leading Business Hotel. The property is located in the historical centre of the German capital, between Alexanderplatz and Museum Island. It is right next to the River Spree, facing the Berlin Cathedral, and just a few minutes from the Boulevard Unter den Linden and the Brandenburg Gate. The lobby's atrium features the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, standing 25 meters high and containing 1 million liters of sea water. The stylishly furnished 427 rooms & suites, all with Radisson Blu signature services such as free WiFi, are complemented by 2,740 square meters of conference facilities, 15 event rooms, 5 foyers and the unique Cathedral Lounge event location, which provides a panorama view of the Berlin skyline.

The award as Norway’s Leading Business Hotel went to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Alesund. Located in the city center, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding islands. It comprises 131 guest rooms, and 8 meeting rooms spread over 500 square meters. Norway is a key home market for Radisson Blu – due to its Scandinavian roots Radisson Blu enjoys an excellent brand reputation all across the region.

“I’m very pleased that also a hotel in the emerging market of Lithuania was honored with a World Travel Award”, commented Kurt Ritter. The Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Vilnius was awarded the title of Lithuania’s Leading Business Hotel. Located in the heart of the picturesque Old Town, the property offers 119 rooms, the French-style Brasserie Verres en Vers, and 6 meeting rooms spread over more than 530 square meters. Rezidor has defined the growing market of Russia/CIS and Baltics as key development market, and is the leading international hotel operator in the region.

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Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication,
Renu Snehi, Senior Director Corporate Communication,
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with 95,000 rooms in 70 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni, and following a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts in September 2012, Rezidor also develops and operates new Regent hotels in EMEA.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
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