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Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa sponsors West of Ireland Championship 2011


The renowned Radisson Blu West of Ireland Championship took place over the Easter bank holiday weekend at its traditional home, County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point. The event was sponsored this year by the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo and the overall winner of the championship is 22 year old Paul Cutler from Portstewart after a cut throat final against his longtime friend Alan Dunbar.

With stunning weather over the weekend and many international golfers, this year’s West of Ireland Championship also saw locals take to the course including Steffan O’Hara, Gary McDermott, Michael Durcan and Barry Anderson from Co. Sligo Golf Club and Adrian Wynne and Darragh O’Sullivan from Strandhill Golf Club.

One of the finest links courses in Ireland, the highly renowned County Sligo Golf Club is just two miles from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo town centre and is among the top championship courses in Europe. It will be home to a variety of Irish events this year including the Open Week in June and the Interprovincials in July. Last year County Sligo Golf Club and eleven other clubs which together make up North & West Coast Links Golf accepted the award for European Golf Destination of the Year 2011 at the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) annual awards ceremony.

General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo, Fergus O’Donovan is delighted with the weekend’s event. He commented: “It was an impressive event with beautiful weather over the weekend which showcased the area and County Sligo Golf Course very well. We are delighted with our continued sponsorship of the Radisson Blu West of Ireland Championship and ongoing relationship with the fantastic team at County Sligo Golf Club.”

This luxury hotel features 132 stylishly furnished, deluxe hotel rooms in Sligo Town Centre along with suites, Business Class rooms, and six rooms for guests with disabilities. The hotel also offers a number of spa services and amenities.

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 400 hotels in operation and under development with 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries, including a wide range of hotels in Berlin, Sligo hotels and hotels in London.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM 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, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

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

For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter
Director Corporate Communications
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Avenue Du Bourget 44
B-1130 Brüssel
+32 2 702 9331


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