Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana opens in the business capital of Punjab

India | January 18, 2013

Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana celebrates its official opening today. As the first Radisson Blu hotel in the thriving commercial and industrial hub of Ludhiana in northern India, Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana is well-positioned to capture the high-end leisure and business travel segments.

Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana has 81 suites and rooms. At 55 square metres, the hotel’s guest rooms are the largest in Punjab. The décor is modern and in-room amenities include 40-inch flat-screen LCD televisions, electronic safes and mini bars.

Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana is strategically located in the heart of Punjab, within easy reach of all the major cities of the state, including the state capital of Chandigarh. The hotel is close to the airport, railway station, major shopping belts and the central business district. Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana is part of the MBD NEOPOLIS, Ludhiana’s first mixed use development, which also includes premium retail outlets and entertainment options such as a multiplex.

Ms Monica Malhotra, senior director MBD Group said, “MBD Group has always taken the lead in hospitality. We were the first to establish the upper upscale Radisson Blu Hotel Noida and now we are opening the Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana. This hotel will set new benchmark in hospitality in this city as its residents and visitors will experience the first class offerings of internationally well known Radisson Blu brand as well as the remarkable hotel interiors of contemporary elegance.”

The hotel also has the largest meetings spaces in the city. With banquet halls totalling 20,000 sq ft, the hotel can accommodate up to 2,000 attendees and is the ideal venue for meetings, seminars, conferences, weddings and social functions. The interior of the function rooms also provide ample scope for thematic events. These function rooms are well equipped with state of the art technology and supported by a business centre. Recreational facilities at the hotel include a 12,000 sq ft spa and health club, complete with therapy rooms, a salon and state-of-the-art fitness equipment.

Ms Sonica Malhotra, Director MBD Group added, “We are endeavouring to create an unforgettable first class experience at the Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana. From dining options reflecting popular F&B concepts to guest rooms designed to provide deluxe comfort as well as function rooms catering for both meetings and informal events, each element at the hotel is carefully finetuned to deliver the highest service standards and hospitality par excellence. “

The hotel also has a wide range of food and beverage outlets showcasing the best in global cuisine. Options include Café Delish, a 24-hour coffee shop, Made in India, a restaurant serving local favourites, R.E.D, a pan-Asian restaurant, Peg Bar and Lounge and The Chocolate Box & Lounge. Scintil 8 is the hotel’s night club. The hotel also has an exclusive ‘by invitation only’ lounge called the Prive’ Club, where guests can entertain in a private setting.

“International and domestic travellers can now enjoy the world of Radisson at India’s newest hotel. Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana has all the hallmarks of first-class Radisson Blu brand and guests who visit the city will appreciate the quality accommodation and range of dining options that this great hotel has to offer,” said K.B. Kachru, executive vice president, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Radisson Blu is Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s first class, full-service hotel brand, with services and amenities that were created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern travel. The Radisson Blu brand delivers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is characterized by its unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. Guests can expect a 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee as well as complimentary Internet access as part of Radisson Blu’s brand hallmark.

For more information or booking enquiries, please visit: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-ludhiana

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About Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana
Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana is a 81-key hotel in the heart of Ludhiana in northern India. It is strategically located close to the airport, railway station, major shopping belts and the central business district. Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana is part of the MBD NEOPOLIS, which also houses high-end retail and entertainment establishments. Guests can expect vibrant and engaging hospitality characterized by the Radisson Blu brand’s unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, as well as a 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee and complimentary Internet access.

About the MBD Group
The MBD Group is India’s largest Publishing House, with over five decades of experience. Under the leadership of its founder Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra, the MBD Group has diversified into industries including, e-learning, eco-friendly notebooks, paper manufacturing, mall development and management, hospitality and real estate. The MBD Group manages high-end properties and hospitality projects across India and its first hospitality venture was a franchise arrangement with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to develop Radisson Blu Hotel Noida. Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana was developed under a similar franchise agreement with Carlson Rezidor. The MBD Group has also ventured globally with the launch its first publishing branch in South Africa (Cape Town) and is recognized as a professional and trend-setting company in India.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 
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 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson SM and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn, and Brussels, Belgium.

www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contact details
Mamta Bhatt, Director Corporate Communications, MBD Group | +91 9873700671 | mamta@radissonmbd.com                       
Manav Inder Singh Guram, Manager Marketing & Communications MBD Group | +91 8054715100 I manav@mbdgroup.com
Joanna Ong, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +65 9172.3008 | jong@carlsonrezidor.com
Kate O’Shea, AKA Asia | +65 6222 6136 | kate@aka-asia.com 
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129 | bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com

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