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Rezidor Hotel Group to Rebrand Two Existing Properties in Dortmund and
Bremen, Germany to Radisson Blu Brand

The 190-room Radisson Blu Hotel Dortmund in January 2013 and the
235-room Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen in June 2013


15 Nov 2012 -
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces two new Radisson Blu hotels in Germany. Both are existing properties – the Radisson Blu Hotel Dortmund featuring 190 rooms will be re-branded in January 2013; the Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen (235 rooms) will follow in June 2013. The hotels will be softly renovated over a period of 18 months.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our long term cooperation with our business partner Pandox, owner of both properties. At the same time, we grow our portfolio in Germany to 53 hotels in operation and under development, and underline the importance this home market has for us”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Dortmund is located in the city’s peripheral area; close to the Westfalen soccer stadium and the fair and exhibition centre Westfalenhalle. The site enjoys easy motorway access and is 10 km away from the airport and 3 km from Dortmund downtown. All 190 guest rooms – among them 5 junior suites – are equipped with Radisson Blu signature services like free high speed internet access. The First Class hotel also comprises 2 restaurants and 1 bar, 15 event rooms spreading over 1,350 sqm, a wellness area including gym, indoor pool, sauna & solarium, and a parking.

Dortmund is part of Western Germany’s Ruhr area, and has 600,000 inhabitants. The city enjoys a colorful way of life, lots of green space, a variety of museums and theatres, and world-class soccer. For guests who want to experience the 150-year industrial history of the Ruhr area, Dortmund is a good place to start: The city lies directly on the 300 km long “Route of Industrial Culture” which links up art & cultural events in engine rooms, collieries, head frames and blast furnaces.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen is located on the famous Böttcherstraße, Bremen’s historic shopping street in the heart of the old town. Also the port and many of the city’s well-known companies lie close to the hotel. The exhibition centre, motorways and airport are just a few kilometers away. The property offers 235 rooms – among them 15 junior suites – and also features 2 restaurants, 1 bar, 14 meeting rooms over a surface of 740 sqm, a wellness area including gym, indoor pool, sauna & solarium, and a parking.

Bremen is a commercial and industrial city with 500,000 inhabitants in Northern Germany, and has a major port on the river Weser. The old city centre is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and offers outstanding monuments like the Marketplace and Town Hall. Bremen’s central business district close to the hotel hosts many globally known companies like Kraft Foods, Lufthansa, Airbus, and Siemens.

About the Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s ten largest hotel groups. Rezidor features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with 95,000 rooms in 70 countries. Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the 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 luxury lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts, Rezidor will develop and operate new Regent properties in EMEA.

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, visit www.rezidor.com and www.carlsonrezidor.com

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Contact:

Christiane Reiter
Senior Director Corporate Communication
Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com

Renu Snehi
Senior Director Corporate Communication
Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com

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