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Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen, France


Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the ten largest hotel groups worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen in France. The 91-rooms property is scheduled to open in Q3 2015, and brings Carlson Rezidor’s French portfolio to 23 hotels in operation and under development.

“We are delighted to extend our presence to Rouen and to further strengthen the position of Radisson Blu as the largest upper upscale brand in France”, commented Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

The site of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen is centrally located in the heart of Rouen at walking distance from the railway station and adjacent to the medieval Tour Jeanne d’Arc. Besides 91 guest rooms offering Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, the first class and full service property will offer a 139m˛ all-day dining restaurant and a 100m˛ bar area, 297m˛ of meeting and events facilities as well as gym and spa (118m˛). Architecture and design of the hotel will be an attractive mix combining historic construction with new build.

Rouen, located in Northern France, is the capital of the region “Haute-Normandie” and known as the historical capital of the Normandy. The city’s economy is mainly driven by heavy industry, such as automotive: The head offices of Renault, Peugeot and Mov’eo are located in the Rouen province. The city has also started to focus more on leisure tourism and has become popular for cultural vacations, weekend breaks and business incentives.

Carlson Rezidor has developed a strong network of Radisson Blu hotels in key destinations across the country: The brand is for example present with 6 properties in Greater Paris; in Nantes, Toulouse, Biarritz, Nantes, Cannes, and Marseille. Since 2012, Radisson Blu also comprises a resort on the French island of Corsica.

Notes to Editors:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with almost 97,000 rooms in more than 70 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni Rezidor operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a strategic alliance agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts Rezidor also develops and operates new Regent properties in EMEA. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Programme and was awarded one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The corporate support office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
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