Radisson Hotel Group consolidates its presence in the Middle East

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After two successful years of record signings and key developments, Radisson Hotel Group continues to focus on the Middle East region, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remaining its main markets. The Group has ambitious plans to sign at least five hotels and open more than 1000 keys in the next 12 months.

In the United Arab EmiratesRadisson Hotel Group set to open highly anticipated resort Radisson Beach Resort Palm Jumeirah this year, following the successful opening of Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah on Marjan Island, earlier this year as the first Radisson Resort in the Middle East. As part of the group’s aim to bolster its resort portfolio, the property will open in West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s liveliest destinations.

The last opening of Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport marked the Group’s first Radisson-branded property in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. June saw the opening of Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel, which is the luxury lifestyle brand’s second hotel in the city, further bolstering its collection of urban and leisure hotels in Riyadh. With a strong pipeline in place, the Group now has over 25 hotels and serviced apartments in operation and under development across the Kingdom, including upcoming openings of Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention and Exhibition Center, and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in the Thakher City development in Makkah.

Commenting on the group’s expansion plans in the region, Elie Milky, Vice President of Development for the Middle East, Pakistan, Cyprus and Greece, Radisson Hotel Group said:2022 has been a fantastic year for signings and openings across the region, reiterating the Group’s aggressive growth and movement, and we are on track for further developments in the months ahead. We will announce more hotels with plans to open an additional 400 keys before the end of the year, closing the year with nearly 1,000 keys signed and nearly 1,500 keys opened in the GCC and Levant sub-regions . We also look forward to capitalizing on the expansion of our development team across the Middle East and the opening of our office in Riyadh, reaffirming our strategic shift to the Kingdom..

In JordanRadisson Hotel Group announced the signing of Radisson Blu Hotel, Amman Galleria Mall earlier this year, marking the Group’s entry into another major Middle Eastern capital. With construction already underway, the hotel is expected to open by summer 2023. Additionally, the hotel group announced its second brand in Kuwait with the signature of a Park Inn by Radisson Kuwait Hotel & Apartments, offering both hotel rooms and serviced apartments. The newly built property is due to open in late 2023 and will consist of 250 keys. The recent signing of the 108-key Park Inn by Radisson Muscat Airport will also strengthen its presence in the Sultanate of Oman.

“After two record years in terms of signings, the Middle East also remains a key objective for us this year and in the years to come. We remain committed to unlocking its potential with a solid and immediate pipeline to double our hotels in this area. by 2026, including key signings and openings across Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with recent additions in Jordan, Oman and Kuwait.We would like to thank our business partners for their confidence in our brands and our teams as we look forward to continuing our exciting and rewarding journey, adds Elie Younes, executive vice president and director of global development at Radisson Hotel Group.

Radisson Hotel Group currently operates 52 properties in the Middle East with over 11,000 keys, meet the changing and varied needs of customers. As leisure and business travel continue to thrive in the region, the international hospitality leader is working on 25 properties in the Middle East with over 5,000 keys under development.

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