Radisson SAS Takes Over the German Hilton Hotel

Brussels, Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts expands its German portfolio by taking over the Hilton hotel in Karlsruhe, Germany. With this new addition, Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts now has 14 hotels throughout Germany.

Karlsruhe, with a population of 300,000, is centrally located between the cities of Stuttgart and Basel, just 88 miles from Frankfurt and is situated on the banks of the River Rhine, on the northern edge of the Black Forest. It is a convenient air travel destination and home to many museums and art galleries, as well as Germany`s Federal Constitutional Court.

The Radisson SAS Karlsruhe is a conference hotel, offering 199 rooms including business class rooms as well as junior and executive suites. The hotel`s amenities include a restaurant, extensive conference and meeting facilities and a health club. All bathrooms in the hotel will be renovated by this fall. On the ground floor, the lobby, bars and restaurant will also undergo a complete renovation in the coming months.

In Germany, Radisson SAS also operates hotels in Hamburg, Cologne, Hannover, Fleesensee, Rügen, Cottbus, Dresden, Lübeck, Merseburg, Wiesbaden, Neubrandenburg, Erfurt and Düsseldorf. Radisson SAS continues its expansion in Germany with another eight projects currently under construction, including hotels in Berlin and Frankfurt.

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, part of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, currently operates 126 hotels in 36 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with another 30 projects under development. Radisson SAS is a four star plus, club class hotel brand with key differentiators such as the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee and the Yes I Can spirit of service. For more information visit www.radissonsas.com.

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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. In March 2003, Rezidor SAS announced its new lifestyle hotel brand Cerruti, a joint initiative with the international fashion house. Rezidor SAS currently includes 188 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 www.rezidorsas.com.

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