In spite of the downturn driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, Radisson Hotel Group signed 15 new hotel signings across across the Europe, Middle East and Asia region in the second quarter of 2020, part of the company's five-year development plan.
“Despite the unprecedented challenges we face, we continue to work closely with our stakeholders to support the business,” said Elie Younes, EVP and chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group. “We consequently expanded our footprint in Italy, France, Austria, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE and across Africa.”
The 15 new signings mark key milestones:
- Addition of six new hotels in Africa bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets
- Cementing the groups’ position in Ukraine as the largest international operator with seven hotels and 1,355 rooms in operation and under development
- Adding two additional hotels in Russia
- Third signing of the Radisson RED brand in Austria
- Two new signings in Italy boosting the group’s portfolio to 10 hotels in operation and under development
- One new Radisson Blu property on the Greek island of Santorini
Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, A Radisson Collection Hotel in Italy (Opening 2020)
This hotel will have 126 guestrooms, a destination restaurant, a cigar bar and a spa area as well as the largest conference area in Cortina.
Radisson Residences Savoia Palace Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy (Opening 2020)
This hotel will have 45 apartments, a lobby bar and a gym.
Radisson Red Innsbruck in Austria (Opening 2023)
This hotel will have 161 rooms, a bar and restaurant with outdoor terrace, a fitness studio and two meeting and event rooms.
Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo in South Africa (Opening 2020)
The Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo will introduce the Radisson brand to Johannesburg. Located on a private estate in Bredell, Kempton Park, the 289-room hotel will have four restaurants, three bars, an entertainment deck and an executive lounge. For meetings and events, the hotel will have a 1,260-seater auditorium and five conference rooms. The leisure facilities will include a gym, spa & wellness center as well as three outdoor pools.
Radisson Hotel & Congress Center Saransk in Russia (Opening 2020)
In addition to 137 rooms, the Radisson Hotel & Congress Center Saransk will have an all-day dining restaurant, outside terrace, lobby bar and well-equipped fitness center with a swimming pool and a sauna. The hotel has the largest meeting and events facility in the Mordovian Republic with more than 700 square meters of function spaces.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city center. Saransk is the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia.
Radisson Hotel Ulyanovsk in Russia (Opening 2020)
The city center hotel will have 176 guestrooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar, outside terrace and various meeting rooms. Ulyanovsk is a strong industrial city, with many international companies having their manufacturing bases in the city, especially within the automotive and aircraft industries.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Bamako in Mali (Opening 2020)
Scheduled to open within the next six months, the Radisson Collection Hotel Bamako in Mali introduces Radisson Hotel Group’s high-end brand to Africa, as the first Radisson Collection hotel to open in the continent.
The 200-room hotel will have five food and beverage outlets, a 1,200-square-meter meeting and events area consisting of a ballroom and seven conference rooms.
Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort, Santorini in Greece (Opening 2021)
The Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort, Santorini will have 102 rooms, a restaurant, pool bar and outdoor swimming pool. The property will also have a wellness center with a gym as well as a 134-square-meter meeting room.
Located in Kamari village, the property is 150 meters away from the beach and seafront promenade.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Malo-les-Bains in France (Opening 2021)
The hotel, scheduled to open in Q2 2021, will join the group’s existing 16 properties in operation in France and will be the 13th of the upper-upscale Radisson Blu brand to open in the country.
Located on the coast of Cote d’Opale overlooking the beach front and adjacent to the city center, the hotel is 3 kilometers from Dunkerque train station, 50 kilometers from the Eurostar and 15 kilometers from the Belgian border.
Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa in Ethiopia (Opening 2021)
The 114-room Radisson Hotel Addis Ababa is Radisson Hotel Group’s fifth hotel in Ethiopia. The property will be 4 kilometers from Ethiopia’s newly expanded Addis Ababa Bole International Airport terminal, now the biggest airport aviation hub in Africa, expected to accommodate 22 million passengers a year.
Radisson Hotel Fujairah in UAE (Opening 2021)
The Radisson Hotel Fujairah will have 193 rooms, two restaurants, a bar, an executive lounge, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness studio. The property will be the group’s second Radisson hotel in the Emirate, bringing its UAE portfolio to 24 hotels open and under development.
Radisson Hotel Pechersk Park Kiev in Ukraine (Opening 2022)
The first of the new Radisson brand hotels to open in Ukraine’s capital city, this hotel is set to open its doors by the second quarter of 2022 with 167 rooms.
Park Inn by Radisson Durban International Airport DUBE in South Africa (Opening 2022)
The new-build hotel will introduce the upper-midscale Park Inn by Radisson brand to Durban and strengthens Radisson Hotel Group’s current portfolio of 15 hotels (and 3,007 rooms) in operation and under development in the country.
Radisson Hotel & Apartments Accra in Ghana (Opening 2023)
The hotel is a full renovation of an existing 121-room hotel and construction of an additional tower which will include 54 hotel apartments, creating a mixed-use development.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja City Centre, Nigeria (Opening 2024)
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja City Centre is the group’s first hotel in Abuja, complementing the group’s nine hotels in operation and under development in Nigeria.