Carlson plots Islamabad double

Carlson Hotels is expanding its presence in South Asia with the targeted opening of its second hotel in Islamabad, the Radisson Hotel Islamabad Capital Park, in April 2008.The 164-room hotel, to be developed in partnership with Pakistan-based Corotyle International, will be located in the heart of the city around the bustling Sector F-8 Markaz. The other Radisson hotel to be opened by Carlson in 2009 is the 171-room Radisson Hotel Islamabad Civic Centre.

Martin Rinck, president and managing director of Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific, said, “As the administrative and economic centre of Pakistan, Islamabad is becoming a major travel destination in South Asia. We are confident that this new development will lead to exciting growth opportunities for Carlson Hotels in South Asia, adding to the continued expansion of our portfolio in the region. The outstanding locations of both our Radisson hotels in Islamabad, coupled with our world-class services, will ensure their future success.”

The Radisson Hotel Islamabad Capital Park will offer world-class facilities and services including a spa, health club, beauty parlour, swimming pool, and a fully equipped business centre.

The hotel will also feature meetings facilities including function rooms for banquets and conference events. A choice of restaurants and bars, as well as recreation and fitness facilities, will also be available.