Radisson RED to open in Newcastle

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson RED Newcastle.

Set to open in 2023, the new hotel will be located in the city centre within The High Street Group’s £120m Strawberry Place development, ‘One St James’, and is designed to reflect the city’s upbeat personality.

The new hotel will feature 200 guest rooms, a sky bar, open al fresco space on the roof, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, informal meeting spaces and a residents’ gym. A destination restaurant will also be on site and will not only service the hotel but the wider city as well.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: ‘We’re very excited to be part of the incredible cultural scene in Newcastle, bringing fun with a fresh, upscale hotel brand to the city centre. Radisson RED and Newcastle are a fantastic match.’

Gary Forrest, Chairman of The High Street Group said: ‘We are delighted to agree the partnership with Radisson Hotel Group, one of the leading global hotel operators, to help make our development at Strawberry Place a fantastic destination location. We are looking forward to working with a company with over 75 years of experience of delivering world class hospitality and exceptional service to customers.

‘Radisson Hotel Group’s culture and beliefs link in perfectly with the High Street Group’s development strategy and vision for Newcastle. The partnership signifies a key aspect of our plans to bring significant long-term benefits to the city, its people and its visitors.’

Positioned at the heart of One St James’, Radisson RED is adjacent to St James’ Park, home to events including football, rugby, music concerts and more. Overall, the scheme will have hospitality facilities for over 1,000 guests.

Radisson RED Newcastle is at walking distance from the vibrant Grey Street and Bigg Market. The hotel will be half a kilometre from Newcastle train station, also known as Newcastle Central. St. James Metro Station is adjacent to the hotel, Monument Metro Station is within walking distance and Newcastle Airport is located 10 kilometres away.

Newcastle is known as a hub of culture and architecture, including the beautiful Angel of the North statue. Other attractions include the BALTIC Centre, Discovery Museum, The Biscuit Factory, Sage Gateshead Performing Arts Centre, The Great North Museum and Laing Art Gallery.

Radisson RED to launch in London in 2020

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the Radisson RED London Greenwich in the UK.

Opening in 2020, the move will bring the Radisson Group’s upscale, lifestyle hotel brand to the English capital, alongside the other UK landmark Radisson RED hotels in Glasgow and Liverpool. The new signing is part of a £8bn project to redevelop Greenwich Peninsula and transform it into a must-visit destination.

Greenwich is a thriving tourist spot and is home to the world’s busiest concert and events venue, the O2 Arena. Located within walking distance, guests will find it easy to get to the O2 Arena from the hotel. The Radisson RED London Greenwich will also put guests within reach of some of London’s famous sights including the famous Prime Meridian, the Cutty Sark, several museums, and the cable car offering views over the Thames, Canary Wharf and the city.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: ‘Radisson RED is for those who wish to stand out of the crowd and it now lands in London. Opening in 2020, it perfectly blends business and play around the O2. A sincere appreciation goes to our partners for their trust in our people and our brands.’

Vivek Chadha, Owner of Nine Hotel Group, said: ‘We’re thrilled to have signed the agreement to bring a Radisson RED hotel to this side of London. Being so close to the multi-purpose O2 arena is hugely exciting, as I believe it’s the number one indoor music arena in the world and hosts the best global talent. Our hotel will be a representation of the culture and talent the arena attracts.’

Vijay Thakkar, Co-owner of the hotel, said: ‘We’re excited to ink the deal with Radisson Hotel Group to bring a Radisson RED property to London. The hotel shall attract both business and leisure travelers, and I am eagerly looking forward to its grand opening.’

With 70 rooms, the hotel will offer a bistro, bar, and a gym. Guests have plenty of travel options to reach the hotel and explore London, including major road links, multiple bus routes and a London Underground station not far from the property. London City Airport is five miles from the hotel.

Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson RED by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty programme offering benefits and rewards.

Radisson Blu Hotels Announces New Resort in Corsica

Radisson Blu Hotels and Resorts, a part of Belgium-based The Rezidor Hotel Group, has announced a new Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, at Ajaccio Bay, in Corsica.

The 170-room property is located close to Porticcio and is on the Agosta Beach. It claims to be a resort with a panoramic view and up-rated customer service. This is the first of the Radisson Blu brand properties in Corsica, and it is owned by the Ollandini group.

All 170 rooms and suites at the first-class resort have amenities that include a Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary high-speed Internet access. The hotel says that it is dedicated to offering a great beach holiday to its guests, and its amenities include an outdoor pool with a children’s pool, and a 900 square metre wellness area, featuring an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, and a spa with five treatment cabins.

Kurt Ritter, the president and chief executive officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group, said, ‘We are delighted to open this resort together with Jean-Marc Ollandini and his group. It further strengthens our successful, contemporary resort portfolio, and underlines the leading position of Radisson Blu as Europe’s largest upper upscale brand.’

The resort also has 400 square metres of flexible meeting space, which can host up to 250 delegates, and has the latest meeting technology.

In addition there is a tourist information centre and a shop for buying memorabilia, as well as a gourmet restaurant and two bars.


Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre Hotel to Open in Scotland

The new luxurious Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre hotel is set to open in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 91-room hotel is owned by Belgium-based hotel company, Rezidor Hotel Group, and will be a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The property is expected to open in early 2013, and will be the newest hotel from the brand, which already owns around 30 more hotels in the United Kingdom.

Kurt Ritter, the president and chief executive officer of Rezidor, said, ‘The United Kingdom is a key development region for our young and dynamic mid-market brand Park Inn by Radisson. We aim to grow the brand in the core market London, and in further primary locations such as Glasgow. Glasgow is a one of the most important markets in the UK.

Regarded as the industrial and commercial capital of Scotland, Glasgow benefits from a diverse economic base and is one of Europe’s largest financial centres and is also the second most popular tourism destination in Scotland after Edinburgh.’

The Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre is located in a converted office building, close to two of the city’s railway stations and the city centre, and will be offering an all-day dining restaurant; a lounge and bar; a gym; and around 200- square metres of meeting space.

Park Inn by Radisson was launched in the UK in 2006. The new hotel will increase the brand’s total portfolio in the UK to 5,400 rooms in operation and in the pipeline.