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The Hotel Group, Inc. Acquires the San Antonio Airport Doubletree Club;
Reflags to Radisson
Edmonds, Wash. -- October 21, 2003 - The Radisson San Antonio Airport Hotel will open Friday, October 24, 2003, the property formerly operated as the San Antonio Airport Doubletree Club.

The hotel was purchased in August 2003 by The Hotel Group, Inc., an Edmonds, Wash.-based company which specializes in the investment, ownership and management of hotels.   The Hotel Group has begun a $3.2 million renovation of the property to be completed in time for the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament in April 2004.  The renovation includes a new lobby, 

The Radisson San Antonio Airport Hotel
(formerly San Antonio Airport Doubletree Club)
1111 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
increased meeting space, swimming pool upgrades and a new restaurant concept to be determined at a later date.  In addition all guestrooms at the property will be completely refurbished. Finally, there will be an addition of an executive floor which will include a hospitality suite.

“The changes underway at the hotel are very exciting,” said Judy Hatch, general manager. “San Antonio is a burgeoning business and tourist destination and the new Radisson San Antonio Airport Hotel will be prime destination that will suit many travelers.”

“Along with the exciting upgrades being completed, this hotel will make it a great addition to our brand’s presence in the city, as well as providing another valuable airport location in the region for frequent travelers,” said Bjørn Gullaksen, executive vice president / brand leader, Radisson Hotels & Resorts.   

The Radisson San Antonio Airport Hotel is located at 1111 NE Loop 410 in San Antonio.  It is a 227-room full service hotel one mile from the San Antonio International Airport and six miles from downtown.  The hotel features a restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, exercise room and meeting space. 

The hotel will remain open during all phases of construction. For more information regarding the Radisson San Antonio Airport Hotel, please call Lara Latture at (615) 599-4374.        

Established in 1984, The Hotel Group, Inc. owns and manages 25 properties in 10 states including Alaska, California, Washington, Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Tennessee. The company currently has 10 different franchise brands in its portfolio including Hilton, Marriott, Radisson, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn and Best Western and Hampton Inn.  The Hotel Group is headquartered in Edmonds, Wash. with offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., Spokane, Wash., and Nashville, Tenn.   

The Hotel Group, Inc.
Also See:  San Antonio Report / 2002 National Lodging Forecast / Ernst & Young LLP / Feb 2002

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