Radisson Hotel Group has 30 hotel openings planned for 2021, which will contribute a total of 5,000 keys across the EMEA region.
This good news builds on the hospitality giant’s 40+ signings that were announced in 2020. The Group’s 2020 expansion included the introduction of the Radisson Individuals brand and the announcement of ambitious plans to double its portfolio of Serviced Apartments by 2025, with new openings planned for Paris, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Larnaca, Nicosia, Cortina, Cairo, Riyadh and Germany.
This year’s openings include seven exciting new launches of the Group’s premium lifestyle Radisson Collection brand in France, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
In 2020, Radisson Hotel Group confirmed plans for more than 40 new hotels, resorts and serviced apartments across EMEA, collectively contributing 7,700 rooms, and opened over 20 properties. Key signings included Radisson Blu Sheffield in the UK, Radisson RED Innsbruck in Austria, Radisson RED Cologne, Radisson Blu Resort Santorini in Greece, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg in South Africa, Radisson Residences Heidelberg in Germany, Radisson Beach Resort The Palm in Dubai, Cour des Loges Lyon, A Radisson Collection Hotel in France and Henrietta House, a member of Radisson Individuals in Bath, UK.
Executive vice president and chief development officer EMEA, Radisson Hotel Group, Elie Younes explained: “Throughout 2020, while many hotel groups put their development plans on hold, we remained optimistic and relentless to create more possibilities for guests and opportunities for owners. With the launch of Radisson Individuals and the reinforcement of our strategy for Serviced Apartments, we stay relevant to our owners and guests, and this is down to three key factors – innovation, simplification and empowering our people.
“2021 will likely be a transition year with a challenging first half and an expected recovery thereafter, and I see it as a year of further opportunities for a better future. We thank our guests, owners, and team members for their continued support, trust and generosity,” Younes added.
2021 is expected to see the launch of seven premium lifestyle Radisson Collection hotels and resorts in key cities such as Seville and Lyon, and an impressive expansion in Italy, more specifically in Milan, Venice and Cortina d’Ampezzo, bringing the brand’s total portfolio to 35+ hotels globally in key cities such as Paris, Milan, London, Shanghai, Moscow, Cairo and Lagos, as well as in resort destinations such as the Blue Mountains, Bodrum and Nanjing.