Rezidor launches Radisson Blu Hotel, Dhahran Square and Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

06 Jan 2017

20170106_NEWS_Web_588x400.jpgThe Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world and a member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is pleased to announce the signing of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dhahran Square and Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Tanami Arabia Limited (LLC).

The new properties will be located in the business district of Dhahran, a city in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom. Located across from the famous Dhahran Mall, the Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran will open in Q1 2017, with 92 serviced apartments with access to an all-day dining restaurant and a gym for guests. The newly built Radisson Blu Hotel, Dhahran Square, located across the road from the Residence, will open in Q1 2019 featuring 216 rooms, a business class lounge, two gyms, a swimming pool and meeting facilities.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of the Rezidor Hotel Group said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a long-term key market for the Rezidor Hotel Group providing both inbound business from international markets and significant outbound business to the wider Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries. Our development pipeline in the Kingdom makes us one of the fastest growing hotel operators, and we are delighted to further grow the iconic Radisson Blu brand presence across Saudi Arabia. With the signing of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dhahran Square and Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran, we want to showcase our ambition and unique competence to bringing upper- upscale hospitality standards, particularly to the serviced apartments segment.”

The three cities of Dhahran, Dammam and Al Khobar compose Greater Damman, the largest metropolitan area in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Dhahran’s oil reserves have made it integral to the Saudi oil industry, and Aramco has its headquarters located within the city. The company’s residential camp houses much of the city’s sizable international population, which helps give Dhahran a cosmopolitan atmosphere that both business and leisure travelers appreciate.

For further media information, please contact:

Stephen Kamat, Area Director PR & Communications Middle East & Turkey
stephen.kamat@carlsonrezidor.com

Lucie Cardona, Corporate Communications & PR Leader
lucie.cardona@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 approximately 475 hotels in operation or under development with 104,000 rooms in more than 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 program 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). Since 2016, Rezidor also owns 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program 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. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance, and online services among other sectors, is since December 2016 the majority shareholder.

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