The Rezidor Hotel Group Announces Agreements For Two New Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts to Open In Ukraine and The United Arab Emirates

Brussels | The Rezidor Hotel Group, the Brussels-based hotel management company, announces international management agreements to develop and operate two new Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts properties in Kiev, Ukraine and Fajairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Radisson SAS Airport Hotel Kiev, currently slated to open in 2009, will feature approximately 300 guestrooms and will also offer conference and health and wellness facilities. It will be the second Radisson SAS Hotel to open in the city, along with the Radisson SAS Hotel Kiev, located in the downtown Kiev business district.

“We are looking forward to a partnership with V.I. Center LLC, the hotel’s owner”, said Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group. “This new project emphasizes the importance of the Ukrainian market to The Rezidor Hotel Group, and we see great potential for expansion in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Russia.”

Along with Russia and the CIS, the United Arab Emirates is another very important market for The Rezidor Hotel Group. The Radisson Al Agah Beach Resort is slated to open at the end of 2009 in the Emirate of Fujairah, located approximately 90 minutes away from Dubai and surrounded by mountains and the ocean. The new resort will be built on a private stretch of the Al Aqah Beach and will offer extensive water sport facilities, including scuba diving. The resort will feature approximately 320 guestrooms, three restaurants, a spa & health club, meeting facilities and a wedding hall.

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. On September 30, 2006, the group featured a portfolio of 272 hotels, encompassing approximately 55,000 rooms in operation and under development in 47 countries.

Rezidor operates the following Carlson brands: Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Regent International Hotels, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty program. Rezidor has also signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.

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