"We are delighted to add this landmark hotel to our constantly growing Middle East portfolio where we currently have 29 Radisson Blu hotels in operation and under development. The property will undergo a US$18 million renovation and become even more attractive and competitive,"
Gordon MacKenzie, General Manager of the hotel, added: "Although we are slightly sad to be leaving the Ramada family, we feel that joining the Radisson Blu brand will continue to enhance our services and open new avenues for international business. This is an extremely exciting time for us."
The future Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha is located on a prominent intersection in the city centre with excellent access to the international airport and West Bay business district. It is one of the largest hotels in Doha and offers 583 modern, spacious rooms and suites in different styles. Food and beverage outlets include 6 bars and 12 restaurants, three of which recently won awards from Time Out Doha (Best Chinese Cuisine, Best Japanese Cuisine, and Best Family Atmosphere in The Italian Job). For meeting and events, the hotel comprises 2,000 square metres of conference space while leisure facilities include two gymnasiums, three pools, saunas, squash, tennis, basketball, badminton, and treatment rooms.
On a GDP per capita basis, Qatar is the richest country in the world, thanks to massive oil and gas reserves. Much of this wealth is being devoted to diversifying the economy, with major investments in real estate, tourism and air travel. In addition, Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup, which will undoubtedly stimulate further investment and tourism.
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 415 hotels in operation and under development with 90,000 rooms in over 60 countries, including hotel Frankfurt (http://www.radissonblu.com/
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson 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 more information on Rezidor, interested parties can visit www.rezidor.com.
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