Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes in France

19 Nov 2012

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, today opens the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes directed by General Manager Cyril Casabo. The company's youngest French flagship is housed in the former Court of Justice (Palais de Justice) – an elegant building that was constructed in 1851 and served as the Nantes Law Court until 2000. The First Class hotel's design maintains many former features, and combines them with a contemporary style. Guests can enjoy 142 modern rooms, dine in the former court room, use state-of-the-art conference facilities, and relax in the deluxe spa.

The city of Nantes is one of the most attractive and dynamic places in the Western part of France, and a cultural haven of history and modern art. Nantes is located on the river Loire and in the historic province of Brittany, and is the birthplace of legendary writer Jules Verne. The Radisson Blu Hotel awaits its guests in the heart of the city centre – within walking distance of a variety of attractions including La Cité-Nantes Events Centre and the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. The train station is less than 2 kilometers away from the hotel, the airport 10 kilometers.

Architect Jacques Cholet (DTACC) and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel have created a true jewel. Behind the classic facade, the 142 modern guest rooms (among them 15 junior suites and 5 suites) feature brown tones and white furniture exclusively designed for the hotel, decorative art iconographies that remind of masterpieces shown in museums of Nantes, spacious bathrooms, and Radisson Blu signature services like free high speed internet access.

The hotel's main restaurant "L'Assise" is located in the former court room; it has been re-invented as a unique contemporary restaurant where Chef Frédéric Laval combines traditional and modern recipes from the region. The former trial judge section now serves as the restaurant's wine cellar. In the evening, the upper walls of the room are transformed into a projection screen creating a modern ambience for diners in this storied locale. At the glamourous bar "Le Préambule" guests can order delicious cocktails and a variety of wines. Aligned with grandiose columns, the bar features a white wing used as a unique hosting table.

For business travelers, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes offers six elegant meeting rooms that range in size from 37 to 76 square meters and can accommodate 95 guests. Each room provides free high speed internet access, modern business facilities, and the "savoir faire" of the experienced meetings- & events team. Also the impressive historical hotel lobby and a unique space on the mezzanine level are available to host unique events in an exceptional setting.

After a day of meetings or sightseeing in Nantes, the hotel's 200 square meters wellness area is the perfect place to unwind – comprising a luxurious spa including sauna and hammam, and a fully equipped gym.

Opening room rates range from 145 to 315 EUR per room per night.

For further information please contact:
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 worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's ten largest hotel groups. Rezidor 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, the 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 also operates and develops the luxury lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts, Rezidor will develop and operate new Regent properties 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. For more information, visit and