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The 145-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Chisinau to Open
in 2013 in Moldova's Capital City

Following the Renovation and Reflagging of an Existing Hotel

BRUSSELS (Aug. 1, 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, Chisinau. Chisinau is the capital city of Moldova – the 70th country across Europe, the Middle East and Africa where Rezidor is present. The existing hotel featuring 145 guest rooms will be fully renovated before opening under the Radisson Blu flag in 2013. It will be the first internationally branded hotel in Chisinau.

“We are delighted to arrive in Moldova where we see promising business opportunities. The country is emerging from a period of transition to a market economy with a private sector that is now carrying over 70% of the GDP”, said Kurt Ritter, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor. The local infrastructure of Moldova is on its way to be modernized supported by major foreign direct investments. Chisinau is the capital and the most economically-developed city of the country. The city’s economy is mainly centered on the secondary and tertiary sector which will drive hotel demand.

The first class Radisson Blu Hotel, Chisinau will offer 145 rooms and suites (all of them including Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access), one restaurant, two bars, and a wellness centre. In addition, the 600 square meter meeting and conference space will make it one of Chisinau’s preferred establishments for corporate and private events. The hotel will enjoy and excellent location in the heart of Chisinau, close to tourist attractions and office buildings, making it attractive for leisure as well as business travelers.

About the 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.

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, and Brussels, Belgium.
www.carlsonrezidor.com; www.rezidor.com

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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



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