Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, Croatia

06 Jul 2009

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Brussels, July 6, 2009


The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its very first resort in Croatia – and starts with a superlative: The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens is the newest and most luxurious jewel along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast. Featuring 201 rooms and 207 apartments the property is located within the Dubrovnik Sun Gardens area; directly at the coast line some ten kilometres north of Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik’s International Airport is 17 kilometres away.

“We are delighted to welcome such a fantastic hotel to our family”, says Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “Our stylish resort portfolio is constantly growing – the current pipeline comprises more than 35 hotels with over 8,700 rooms in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa.”

The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens is the largest resort on the Croatian coast and designed like a Mediterranean village. The entire resort was built with local materials such as „sadre“-stone from Dubrovnik and Brač Island. The result is a striking fusion of contemporary architecture, modern beauty and functionality – the Croatian architects Branimir Medić and Pero Puljiz as well as the company Modul (Zagreb) have created a true masterpiece. The resort’s interior was designed by the London-based company Hirsch Bedner Associates, while the unique and recognizably designed gastronomy facilities are the work of Henry Chebanne of the market leading company Blue Sky Hospitality.

In addition to 201 elegant rooms with balconies and breathtaking views, and 207 apartments with kitchenette and 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, this chic lifestyle resorts offers 13 restaurants and bars. Delicious meals from the international or autochthonous menus and carefully selected wine lists make the romantic restaurants “Origano”, “Tartufo” and “Maraska” a hedonist’s paradise. Cocktail lounge bars serve cold and hot beverages and appetizing snacks, and Mediterranean taverns are little paradises to remember for a long time. Quite a special ambiance is offered by a bar under the starry summer night on the roof terrace of the hotel, offering a spectacular view of the blue coloured infinity.

An additional contribution to the resort’s very special atmosphere is the unique fresh market where guests can taste, buy and even prepare their own products in the bakery, at the fishmongers’, the butchers’, the wine shop and la pâtisserie.

For all those travellers seeking harmony of body and soul, the resort offers a fascinating spa & wellness centre stretching over 3,500 square meters - including the very first Anne Sémonin-Spa in Croatia. Unforgettable highlights are three unique Anne Sémonin-treatments which have been exclusively created for the resort: “Thalassotherapy Thermal Stone Experience”, “100% Active Ice Therapy Facial” and “Black Sand Scrub & Ocean Massage Ritual”.

Further leisure services include 3 swimming pools, wonderful beaches, a sports centre stretching over 7,000 square meters, a dedicated and supervised Kid’s Club for little guests from 6 months to 16 years, boat rides to the nearby islands, and excursions to local sights such as the 500 years old arboretum in Trsteno or the fascinating Dubrovnik.

The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens is also an interesting MICE destination – offering state-of-the art multifunctional facilities – a congress hall with a surface of more than 756 square metres and 10 smaller conference rooms with the high-tech audio and visual equipment. As every Radisson Blu hotel, the resort features signature services such a free high speed internet access for all guests and meeting delegates.

Rates start at EUR 150 per night for a room (including breakfast) and at EUR 260 per night for an apartment (excluding breakfast). Bookings can be made online at or directly at the hotel: Tel. +385 20 361 500.

For further information please contact:
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9331,

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9241,

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 close to 370 hotels in operation and under development with more than 78,300 rooms in 58 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. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: 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