The Radisson Blu brand has arrived in Mannheim’s new Q 6 Q 7 district in Germany, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim.
Standing on the confluence of two rivers, Mannheim is one of Europe’s largest inland ports and boasts industrial prowess, with global giants such as Daimler, Caterpillar, Unilever, ABB, Siemens, IBM, Roche, being present.
Commenting on the significance of the destination was area vice president for Central and Southern Europe, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Arno Schawalie: “Mannheim is synonymous with innovation – with the invention of the first bicycle by Karl Drais in 1817 and the world’s first automobile – combining internal combustion engine and integrated chassis – by Karl Benz in 1885. We are delighted to bring to Mannheim our very own innovation, Radisson Blu, hailed as the world’s designer hotel brand styled by Arne Jacobsen in 1960. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim complements the modern face and confident personality of Mannheim and is determined to showcase the best of the city and the strong business Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan region to the world.”
The new hotel is home to more than 229 rooms, including 13 long-stay apartments each with a kitchenette, six junior suites and one presidential suite.
Facilities include nine conference rooms collectively spanning 700m2, with natural daylight. Q7, the hotel’s largest conference room, can accommodate up to 160 people. Other hotel facilities include a bar with a large rooftop terrace; a restaurant and a café; a gym; and much more.
General manager, Radisson Blu Hotel, Mannheim, Jörg Krauss noted: “An award-winning, international hotel brand like Radisson Blu will attract a whole new league of travellers who are yet to explore the tremendous business and natural potential of a historic city like Mannheim. I have been a fan of the Rhine-Neckar region for over 25 years and that’s why I am also quite certain that Mannheim’s flair, referred to by the locals as ‘Monnemer Flair’, will be equally admired by tourists, who have until now only focused on Heidelberg or the Palatinate.”