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Rezidor Hotel Group to Renovate and Re-Brand the Hotel Riu Park El
Kebir in Tunisia to Re-Open as the Park Inn Hammamet in Q2 2012


Brussels | September 13, 2011 - The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotels companies worldwide, announces a new mid-market hotel in Tunisia: The existing Hotel Riu Park El Kebir will be re-branded as Park Inn Hammamet and open in Q2 2012 following a full renovation. It will be Rezidor’s third hotel in the country – the group is already operating the Park Inn Ulysse Resort & Thalasso and the award winning Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso in Djerba.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our presence in Tunisia and to come to Hammamet – one of North Africa’s first and most popular resort destinations”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “It is a pleasure for us to start our cooperation with the CARTE insurance group which owns the new hotel, and we look forward to further joint projects”, added Ritter.

Hammamet is located at the Mediterranean cost, just 60 kilometres away from the capital city Tunis. The new Park Inn Hammamet will feature a 300 metres beachfront, 4 outdoor- and 1 indoor swimming pools. Further leisure offers will comprise 4 tennis courts, 2 kids’ clubs and an extensive Thalasso Spa. 4 restaurants – including a Tunisian speciality restaurant – will pamper every palate, and 3 bars will be the perfect spots for a drink in a relaxed atmosphere. Business guests will benefit from 600 square metres meeting space and a ballroom with 500 square metres.

Besides 273 comfortable and colourful guest rooms and suites the Park Inn Hammamet will also offer 63 villas making it an ideal destination for families or friends travelling together.

Tunisia is one of the top destinations along the North African Mediterranean cost. The country is blessed with year round mild climate, beautiful beaches, distinct cultures and unique landscapes ranging from lush forests to the sands of the Sahara.

Park Inn by Radisson is Rezidor’s young and dynamic mid market brand. Launched in early 2003 only, Park Inn by Radisson today features more than 145 hotels with 26,500 rooms in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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 88,800 rooms in over 60 countries.

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 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, visit www.rezidor.com
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Contact:

Christiane Reiter
Senior Director Corporate Communication
+011 32 2 702 9331,
Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com

Renu Snehi
Director Corporate Communication
+011 32 2 702 9241
Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com


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