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Carlson Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Conference & Spa Hotel, Istanbul Tuzla, Turkey


Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel companies worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Conference & Spa Hotel, Istanbul Tuzla: The property featuring 249 rooms is already under construction and scheduled to welcome the first guests in Q4 2013. It is Carlson Rezidor’s 7th hotel in Istanbul and further strengthens the group’s leading position within the upper upscale segment in Istanbul. All across Turkey, Carlson Rezidor now operates and develops 11 hotels.

“Turkey with its mega city Istanbul is a focus country for our group. We see a considerable growth potential for our core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson, and aim to further expand our network together with established partners”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

The new Radisson Blu hotel is located in the Tuzla district of Anatolian Istanbul and 35km southeast of the main city center. Besides 249 rooms and suites with contemporary design and Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, the hotel will also offer 2 restaurants with terrace, 3 bars, and 3,300m² of meeting facilities – comprising a 580m² ballroom and a 580m² conference room, as well as 8 meeting rooms from 30 to 260m². Moreover, the first class & full service property will have an indoor and outdoor pool, a wellness area total of 4,000m² including sauna and Hammam, massage facilities, a tennis court, a large garden, and parking facilities.

Tuzla is home to Istanbul’s Formula 1 race track, the Turkish Naval Academy and several universities. The area is also popular amongst wealthy residents to have a second home outside the busy city centre of Istanbul. The surroundings of the hotel are characterized by smaller business parks and high class retail outlets. Adjacent to the property, several luxury villas for residential use are being built.

The hotel is 3km from the Sabiha Gokçen International Airport, Istanbul’s second international airport. In 2012, the airport handled 9.5 million domestic travelers and 5 million international visitors and the passenger traffic is estimated to continue its exponential growth for the forthcoming years.

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 more than 95,000 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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The foundation of Kolin Group of Companies was laid in 1977 with the establishment of Kolin Construction. The group, exhibiting a sustainable growth example with its stable performance since its establishment, has gained its place among reputable and powerful companies in Turkey.

Operating primarily in the construction-contracting sector, Kolin Construction is the main company and the driving force of the group. The company has successfully completed numerous projects by utilizing its 36 years of experience, financial power and technical competence. The company’s business portfolio includes infrastructure and transportation projects as well as agriculture and energy, port and shipyard management, mining, tourism and services, buildings, housing and industrial plants projects with an annual turnover of over 1.5 billion USD.

Turkol Tourism, which was founded as a member of Kolin Group of Companies in December 2010, has been operating with the intent of managing all kinds of investments that will serve tourism investments, marketing, domestic and foreign tourism. To this end, the initial investment of Turkol Tourism is projected to be made in Aydinli-Camlibel district located on E5 - E6 link road in Tuzla province of the Anatolian side of Istanbul. The Architectural Design of the mentioned hotel, construction process of which was initiated as of February 18, 2011, was drawn by Atolye T – Tuncay Cavdar.


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