New Radisson Blu Resort Tsinandali to Open in Georgia

A new Radisson Blu Resort is scheduled to open in Tsinandali, Georgia, in 2014, according to an announcement by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, a hotel group formed by US-based Carlson and Belgium-based Rezidor Hotel Group.

The Radisson Blu Resort, Tsinandali, will feature 100 rooms and is part of the Tsinandali estate. It will be developed by Silk Road Group, a Switzerland based company.

George Ramishvili, the Silk Road Group company chairman, said, ‘We are happy that Rezidor partners with us to build an exclusive spa resort in Tsinandali. We will offer visitors a luxury experience of Georgia’s stunning nature, generous hospitality and its rich heritage of winemaking.’

The new hotel will include 100 rooms, a specialty restaurant, a lounge, cigar and pool bars, an original wine cellar, and extensive spa facilities including treatment rooms, a gym, a relaxation area, and an infinity swimming pool.

Kurt Ritter, the company president and chief executive officer for Rezidor, said, ‘We are delighted to add a rare vintage to our growing collection of contemporary resorts.’

19th century vineyards and gardens bound the Radisson Blu Resort, Tsinandali, and the Tsinandali estate includes two museums, one dedicated to the poet Prince Alexander Chavchavdze, and the second dedicated to Georgian wine and gastronomy. The estate is of historical significance, and is said to be a sought-after venue for corporate events, conferences, cultural programmes, and weddings.

The new hotel will be the third Radisson Blu property in Georgia, after the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel in Tbilisi, and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Batumi.


Madonna Concert Offers at Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Radisson Blu Hotels and Resorts, a part of Belgium-based The Rezidor Hotel Group, is offering special vacation packages for visitors to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island in the UAE, for the concerts to be performed by pop music superstar, Madonna.

Madonna will be performing in front of a crowd of 22,000 on June 3 and 4, 2012, at the Yas Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The concert is part of a World Tour to promote Madonna’s new album, MDNA. Those visiting Abu Dhabi for the concerts have the option of staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, and taking advantage of the special vacation packages offered by the hotel for concert accommodation.

Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi has 397 rooms and suites; dining venues including the Filini Italian Bar and Restaurant, the Assymetri all-day- dining restaurant, and Shams Pool Bar. The hotel’s leisure facilities include a swimming pool, a children’s pool and play area, a spa, a fitness facility, and a tennis court.

For a package price of AED2,988, the hotel is offering two-nights accommodation for two people; two general admission tickets to the concert; and daily breakfast, as part of its Madonna Concert Package, valid for the concert period. The hotel is also offering budget packages for the concert, for stays during June 3 or 4, 2012, for prices commencing from AED785 per person per night, based on triple occupancy.

The hotel is located close to the airport, a 20-minute drive away from Abu Dhabi city centre, and an hour’s drive from Dubai.