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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel expands in Bergen


Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the expansion of the Royal Hotel in Bergen.

The Royal Hotel, which currently includes 273 rooms, will be completely renovated and expanded by an additional 71 rooms to bring it up to a total of 344 hotel rooms. Work on site is scheduled to start in early 2010, and the new rooms will be ready in 2013. The hotel will however remain open throughout this period.

Situated in Bryggen on the eastern side of the fjord, the Royal Hotel is already a well known landmark in the important cultural hub of Bergen, the ’Gateway to the Fjords’. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and was awarded the status of European Capital of Culture in 2000. Nestled between forested mountains and enchanting lakes, the town offers a wealth of activities to tempt tourists, including skiing, hiking, fishing and boating.

The tranquil and picturesque Royal Hotel is ideally situated near to all the city’s greatest attractions including the famous fish market, the funicular railway and the Grieg Hall, and is also located in the middle of the Hanseatic wooden buildings which make up a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

When the renovation and expansion has been completed the hotel will include a series of new and upgraded guest facilities like the renovated Madam Felle restaurant which will be available all day, the Beffen Bar and Engelen Nightclub. The hotel’s new conference facilities will receive some changes too, with the inclusion of an expanded ballroom and 17 state of the art meeting rooms.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 380 luxury hotels in operation and under development with 81,700 rooms in almost 60 countries including luxury hotels in London, luxury hotels in Dublin and luxury hotels in Rome.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Goldpoints plus loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.

PR contact:
Christiane Reiter
Director Corporate Communication
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Avenue Du Bourget 44
B-1130 Brüssel
+32 2 702 9222


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