Rezidor SAS Plan Cerruti Hotels in Vienna, Dubai and Kuwait

6th May 2004

Rezidor SAS, one of the world’s fastest growing
hospitality companies, whose portfolio includes Park Inn, Country Inn,
Radisson SAS, Cerruti and Regent, today announce their first three Hotel
Cerruti projects in Vienna, Dubai and Kuwait.

Hotel Cerruti Vienna will open in Fall 2004 and will be located in a
historic building in the city?s downtown area.  It will feature 75
individually designed rooms.

Hotel Cerruti Dubai will open early in 2005 and will be strategically
located in Dubai’s Media City, the city’s rapidly emerging global media
hub, featuring a cosmopolitan lifestyle and situated close to the beach.
The hotel will have 137 individually designed spacious rooms, a wine and
cocktail bar, a contemporary trattoria, an outside pool with a terrace
bar, boardroom facilities and parking.


Hotel Cerruti Kuwait will open in mid-2006 and will be located in the
city?s new, exclusive Salmiya development.  All 350 rooms will be
individually designed and will offer scenic views of the Gulf. The hotel
will also have a contemporary trattoria, a café with terrace, an
extensive spa and fitness center, a rooftop pool, meetings and events
facilities and parking.



Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor SAS, comments: “We see great
opportunities in the Middle East region for the development of our
portfolio of brands. The introduction of Cerruti to this part of the world
is an exciting next step and will bring a whole new type of hotel
experience to the Gulf.”


Cerruti hotels are also under development in Dusseldorf and Brussels.


Hotel Cerruti is Rezidor SAS? new lifestyle brand.  A joint initiative
with the international fashion house of the same name, the brand will
deliver a new kind of hotel experience for a new kind of audience.


Rezidor SAS Hospitality, one of the fastest growing hospitality
companies in the world, has a portfolio of five brands. Rezidor SAS is the
sole franchisor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the
Carlson brands: Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inn and Regent.  Hotel Cerruti
is Rezidor SAS? new lifestyle brand, and is a joint initiative with the
international fashion house. Rezidor SAS currently includes 220 hotels in
operation and under development in 40 countries. The company aims to
include 700 hotels under the different brands by 2012. For more
information on Rezidor SAS and its five brands, visit


Hotel Cerruti is the new lifestyle hotel brand of Rezidor SAS. It is a new
collection of individually designed hotels, a new kind of hotel
experience, for a new kind of hotel audience. Stylish, well travelled,
independent people appreciate high quality, understand detail, expect
value but also expect to pay for the difference. Real people, defined by
attitude not age, who love color, love glamour, and love life.



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