The newly rebranded Radisson Hotel Group has
unveiled plans to expand its portfolio to more than 200 hotels in
operation and under development by 2022 in South Asia.
The group signed the Radisson Blu Resort
Visakhapatnam, Radisson Panipat City Centre and Country Inn &
Suites by Radisson Agra in the first quarter of 2018. Radisson
Gwalior opened last month and the group is on track to open
another eight more hotels in India this year.
“This is a most exciting period in our company’s
long history,” said Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific,
Radisson Hotel Group. “With the rebranding of our company and many
other initiatives in the pipeline, we are positioning Radisson
Hotel Group for a bright future. One of the new giants of the
global economy, India has been a key market for us for many years.
We look forward to working with hotel investors, owners,
developers and other stakeholders across the country as we
accelerate the expansion of our portfolio and introduce exciting
brand concepts such as Radisson Collection to India,” added
The group recently added Radisson
Collection, a premium collection of exceptional hotels to its
brand portfolio. Radisson Collection Agra, located on Taj East
Gate Road, with 239 rooms and suites, will join a global list of
13 other hotels to be launched as Radisson Collection. This takes
the group’s brand portfolio to a total of seven brands in India
where it already operates Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED,
Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by
“We excitedly continue the momentum on our
growth and signings in 2018. With a robust performance, ahead of
industry average and continued investment in technology and
revenue driving platforms, we are optimistic of meeting our
five-year goals. I am delighted that India is leading the way in
Asia Pacific with a total of seven global brand offerings which
will further strengthen our business in the region,” said Raj Rana,
Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group.
There are 90 hotels operational under Radisson
Hotel Group across the country which is expected to reach 100
hotels by the end of 2018.