Rezidor and Winn announce the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel Gothenburg

From: The Rezidor Hotel Group
Published: Thu Jan 27 2011

Rezidor, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, and Winn Hotel Group announce the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel Gothenburg in Sweden. The property featuring 266 rooms is scheduled to welcome the first guests in Q1 2013.

"This signing brings our portfolio in the Nordics to 65 hotels with 15,000 rooms in operation and under development - over 4,000 of these rooms are located in Sweden", said Kurt Ritter, president and CEO of Rezidor. "We are delighted to realize this new project in cooperation with Winn, a well-trusted and long-term partner of Rezidor."

Winn also operates several other Rezidor properties under franchise agreements including the Park Inn Solna, Park Inn Uppsala, the future Radisson Blu Uppsala (expected to open in 2012) and the recently signed Park Inn hotels in Lund and Helsingborg (expected to open in 2013). The new Gothenburg hotel will be developed and owned by Skanska, one of the world's largest construction companies.

The five star hotel in Gothenburg will be situated by the Lindholmen Science Park just outside the city centre and directly on the waterfront on the North bank of the Gothia River.

"Lindholmen Science Park located in the old wharf area of Gothenburg is today one of the fastest developing business areas in Sweden. More than 18,000 people work and study in this cluster of more than 275 companies growing by the day. There is a great need for a hotel, and the Radisson Blu hotel in Gothenburg, a fantastic asset, is much awaited", said Anders Junger, president and CEO of Winn Hotel Group.

The new hotel will be located at a 10 minutes drive away from Rezidor's existing hotel in town, the 349 room Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Gothenburg. Besides 266 elegant guest rooms and suites featuring Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will offer a contemporary restaurant and bar, 150 square metres of meeting space, a spa with indoor pool, sauna, gym and treatment rooms, and next door parking.

Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city. Its port is the largest in Scandinavia and an important regional hub for shipping and trade. Also known for its manufacturing and industry, Gothenburg is home to major plants for Volvo, Ericsson and SKF (industrial products). High tech companies are increasingly replacing more traditional manufacturing firms, and finance and tourism are also key employers.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter
Director Corporate Communication
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Avenue Du Bourget 44
B-1130 BrĂ¼ssel
+32 2 702 9331
Company: The Rezidor Hotel Group
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