Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha, Qatar

Brussels/Doha | June 29, 2012

Rezidor, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a new flagship in Qatar: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha. The outstanding property featuring 583 rooms has been converted and completely renovated.

“We are delighted to be present in Qatar with such a prominent property. The Middle East belongs to our focus regions for future business development, and Qatar offers excellent opportunities for growth”, commented Kurt Ritter, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor.

Qatar is one of the world’s richest countries, and is using its immense oil and gas wealth to diversify the economy into real estate, tourism, and air travel. In 2022, Qatar will be hosting the Football World Cup. Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Hotel Missoni across the Middle East, and has currently 30 hotels with more than 12,700 rooms in operation and under development in the region.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha enjoys an excellent location in the city centre, only 4 kilometres from Doha International Airport and close to the bustling West Bay business district. Visitors find innumerable opportunities for shopping and dining nearby, while beachcombers can bask on the stunning shoreline. Memorable cultural attractions include the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei.

Besides 583 rooms and suites with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, the hotel features fantastic in-house dining options: Guests can chose among 12 restaurants – including fine dining and more casual options for a leisurely meal or quick bite. The excellence of the offering has just been rewarded with two major awards from Time Out Doha: Best Chinese Cuisine and Best Japanese Cuisine. 6 stylish bars and nightclubs complete the impressive food & beverage programme.

For moments at leisure, the hotel comprises swimming pools, saunas and gymnasiums, squash, basketball, badminton and tennis courts. Business guests enjoy more than 2,000 square metres of airy, contemporary conference space.

For further information, please contact
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication
+011 32 2 702 9331, Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com

Renu Snehi, Senior Director Corporate Communication
+011 32 2 702 9241, Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com

About the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 80 countries, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson, Hotel Missoni and Park Plaza®). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, and Brussels, Belgium.

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com; http://www.rezidor.com

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