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Rezidor Signs New Airport Hotel in UK

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a new hotel in the UK. The 216-room Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, is a new build property that is scheduled to open its doors in Q1 2012.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport will benefit from a prime location with excellent visibility 800 meters away from the main terminal and along the M1, the countrys busiest motorway. Besides 208 rooms and 8 suites, all offering Radisson signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will offer 1 restaurant, 1 bar/lounge, and 1 coffee shop. The hotel will also feature 750 square meters of conference and event-space while leisure facilities will comprise an extensive fitness centre with a gym and indoor pool.

After the Radisson Blu and Park Inn hotels in Manchester, London Stansted, London Heathrow and Edinburgh, this project is our 5th airport hotel in the UK. We continue to be Europes leading airport hotel operator with now 32 properties in operation and under development and a total of more than 8,000 rooms, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. At the same time Im delighted to announce this hotel as our 250th Radisson Blu; our continuously growing EMEA-portfolio now comprises more than 58,000 rooms.

Bahram Sadr-Hashemi from Azure Property Group, one of Europes leading hotel investment firms and franchisee of the new hotel, addedd, We are excited about working with Rezidor in creating what will be the premier hotel in the area and will offer superior conference facilities. The hotel will have a unique identity and offer its customers a new experience. Radisson Blu has proven to be an exceptional strong brand in airport locations and we remain confident that it will be no exception here.

East Midlands Airport is among the 10 largest airports in the UK (nearly 6 million annual passengers). This main generator of business traffic within central UK also acts as a hub for several low fare airlines including BMIbaby and Ryanair. Additional demand for the hotel will be generated from the business parks in the surrounding area and the nearby cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham.

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