“Cuckoo’s Nest” at Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel Gothenburg winner of the European Hospitality Awards 2014
“Cuckoo’s Nest” – the restaurant, bar and meeting place at the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden – has won the award for ”Best Hotel Bar” in the prestigious European Hospitality Awards 2014. This is the second time in a year that the special and well-designed bar in Gothenburg is recognized internationally.
“Cuckoo’s Nest” is a unique and innovative venue; designed with a fine line between genius and madness. It is located at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg, three steps from the quayside in the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel. Last year, “Cuckoo’s Nest” received the prestigous European Hotel Design Awards for ”Europe’s Best Bar”. Now, it has won the European Hospitality Awards 2014 which were celebrated in London.
“I am very proud that “Cuckoo’s Nest” once again has won a prestigious award. We are competing against the best bars in the hotel industry, so this is truly an honor”, said Malin Franck, General Manager at the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel.
The judges were impressed by the manner in which “Cuckoo’s Nest” drew inspiration from its surrounding environment, creating a destination for locals as well as guests. They commented on the willingness to take risks, breaking the mould of the traditional hotel bar and looking to develop something quite different from the expected norm.
Lindholmen is Gothenburg’s old shipyard area, and has become a leading forum for research, innovation and eduction within new technologies and communication. Thus, the ambition with “Cuckoo’s Nest” has always been to create a place for innovators, visionaries and dreamers. The interior is inspired by science labs and old libraries, and the overall experience is as entertaining as exciting.
“All our colleagues working in the restaurant and in the bar contribute to the overall atmosphere. “Cuckoo’s Nest” would not be anything without them. This is a great win and motivation for the entire team”, added Malin Franck.
The European Hospitality Awards celebrate the very finest hotels throughout Europe across 14 carefully selected categories, and the final winners are chosen by a jury consisting of representatives from the European hotel industry.
About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with more than 275 hotels in operation in 62 countries. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group:
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 430+ hotels in operation and under development with 95,000+ rooms in 70 countries.
Rezidor operates the core 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. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor has launched the new brands Radisson Red (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). 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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