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The Rezidor Hotel Group to Open the 163-room Radisson
Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil in Ukraine in Q4 2012

June 19, 2012 - The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil in Ukraine. The property featuring 163 guest rooms is scheduled to open in Q4 2012.

"We are delighted to strengthen our presence in the growing market of Kiev. Seven years ago, we opened our first Radisson Blu hotel here which was the first internationally branded hotel in Kiev and Ukraine. Today, we are pleased to complement our offer with this beautiful property", said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.

The new Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil will be located in Podil, the heart of old Kiev, close to the Dnieper River. It will comprise 163 rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, a restaurant, bar and lounge, ample meeting space and a generous wellness centre as well as underground parking bays. The hotel is surrounded by historical buildings and monuments dating back to the 18th century. The area is a favorite tourist destination for those who enjoy strolls along the pleasant pedestrian roads flanked by cafés and boutiques. The square in front of the hotel is an active part of the Kiev cultural community and often used for outdoor public festivities like music concerts and fairs.

"We are glad to start this project in Kiev and continue our cooperation with Rezidor, a highly recognized hospitality company. The new hotel will follow the most modern and ecological construction standards", commented Abbas Aliev, President of Hotel Development CJSC.

Kiev is a principle city of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship and will host the final on 1st July. The tournament will highlight Ukraine as a tourism destination and will be a strong boast for the city. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil brings Rezidor’s portfolio in Ukraine to 7 properties in operation and under development. Across Russia/CIS, the group now reaches 54 hotels with more than 13,000 rooms in operation and under development; and underlines its status as leading international hotel operator in the region.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 80 countries, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson, Hotel Missoni and Park Plaza®). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.
 
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn, and Brussels, Belgium. http://www.carlsonrezidor.com; http://www.rezidor.com

About Hotel Development CJSC
Hotel Development CJSC, a Moscow based company, is focused on the construction of hotel complexes of international quality in the upscale and luxury segment. The company has developed several hotel projects in Moscow, the Krasnodar region and Kiev. The state corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs” (Vnesheconombank) is a financial partner of Hotel Development CJSC.

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Contact:

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

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

Alexey Nefedov
Deputy General Director
+7 495 988 7158
an@hdvp.ru



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