As Radisson Hospitality AB welcomes the May Fair in London to the newly created Radisson Collection, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole speaks to chief executive, Federico González-Tejera, to discover how important the luxury market will be for the future of the company
As Hotel Ukraine in Moscow becomes the latest property to join the Radisson Collection, Breaking Travel News reporter Maria Korelina here visits to discover how the Soviet masterpiece has become a striking symbol of contemporary hospitality
The May Fair Hotel has become the first in England to join the Radisson Collection. The hotel quickly became a playground for London’s high society following a tour of inspection by King George V and Queen Mary in the 1920s.
The first Radisson Blu property to arrive in this popular resort town, the hotel is part of Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic expansion plans for central and southern Europe.
Radisson Hotel Group has identified the Indian Ocean as a key market in its African development strategy and plans to double its hotel and resort portfolio in the region by 2022.
Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Sergio Amodeo to the role of chief financial officer, effective June 1st. He joins Radisson Hotel Group from TeamSystem Group, the leading management software company in Italy, where he has held the chief financial officer role since 2015.
The 169-apartment Radisson Residences Vadistanbul has welcomed its first guests in Turkey. Close to the newly opened Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul, the residence is a state-of-the-art project offering guests accommodation for short- and long-term stays in the heart of Istanbul.
Building on an already-successful partnership, the new deal with Stenson Investments as a subsidiary of Quality Group is part of the master development agreement with Sunnyseeker Hotels to develop a minimum of six hotels and resorts, bringing almost 1,000 rooms into operation by 2025.
Radisson Hospitality has welcomed the opening of the Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport following a comprehensive reconstruction and rebranding. Arriving in Switzerland’s largest city, the hotel will be the second Radisson-branded property to open in Europe – and the first in the German-speaking region.
Radisson Blu has, for a second year in a row, secured the leading position as the hotel brand with the most hotels under development and the most hotel deals in its pipeline in Africa.
Breaking Travel News takes a moment to chat to Tim Cordon, senior vice president for the Middle East and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, during Arabian Travel Market. He tells us about the company’s plans for the region and Radisson’s expectation that there is still plenty of space for growth in the United Arab Emirates.
The agreement consists of two hotel conversions and one hotel under construction, with all three hotels scheduled to open in 2020. The group remains on track to reach 130 hotels and more than 23,000 rooms across the continent by 2022.