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Rezidor SAS Signs Agreements for Two
New Resorts in Sylt, Germany and Malta


Brussels, February 2004… Rezidor SAS has signed agreements for two new resorts in Europe; the Radisson SAS Resort in Sylt, Germany, and the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort in Malta.  Both resorts are planned to open in mid-2005.

Sylt is Germany’s most northernmost island and a popular seaside resort.  The Radisson SAS Resort will be developed in the city of List, in the northern part of the island.  All 184 rooms, including 24 junior suites and 24 suites, will have views of the North Sea.  A Thalasso Therapy Wellness Center will be connected to the main building and the resort will also offer an all-day dining restaurant, a bar, an exclusive wine bar, approximately 2,300 square feet of meeting and conference facilities and parking.

The 300-room, five-star Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort on Malta is currently under construction and is situated on the cliffs overlooking Golden Bay.  The resort will offer three restaurants, a cocktail bar, two poolside bars, several lounges, a ballroom, conference facilities, a business center and a nightclub.  Leisure facilities will include an outdoor pool complex, an indoor pool with Jacuzzi, a gymnasium, a spa and wellness center, tennis courts, a full range of water sports and a private beach.


The Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort & Spa will be situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking one of Malta’s most beautiful sandy beaches, Golden Bay. The location commands one of the best sites on the Island of Malta with panoramic views over the bay below and beyond. At the same time it is only a short drive Southwards to St. Paul's Bay and the town of Bugibba and a ten minute drive Northwards to the ferryboat that connects to Gozo, Malta’s sister Island.

The original Golden Sands Hotel was originally built in the 1960s and was operated by the same family until Island Hotels Group purchased the property in January 2003. Between June 2003 and April 2005 Island Hotels Group will be undertaking a fully blown development in order to build a brand new five star resort and spa on the site formerly occupied by the Golden Sands Hotel.

Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort & Spa
Golden Bay,
Ghajn Tuffieha l/o Mgarr

The development of these two resorts is in line with Rezidor SAS’ goal to operate 700 hotels by 2012. Rezidor SAS currently operates resorts in Egypt, Germany, Northern Ireland, Malta, Norway and the United Arab Emirates and will soon open the Radisson SAS Birdland Resort & Spa in Bük, Hungary. There are another four resorts under development in Al Quseir and Hurghada, Egypt; Cavan, Ireland and Mijas, Spain.

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, part of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, currently operates 126 hotels in 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with another 30 projects under development. 

Rezidor SAS Hospitality, one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, has a portfolio of five brands. Rezidor SAS is the sole franchisor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Carlson brands: Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inn and Regent. In March 2003, Rezidor SAS announced its new lifestyle hotel brand Cerruti, a joint initiative with the international fashion house. Rezidor SAS currently includes 210 hotels in operation and under development in 40 countries.

Rezidor SAS Hospitality
Also See: The Malta Tourism Authority Appoints Michael Piscopo as Director of North America; #1 Goal – Increase Tourism to Malta from the U.S. Market / Feb 2003
The 451 room InterContinental Malta Owned by Eden Leisure Group Opens; Located on St George's Bay Near Valletta, Malta / March 2003

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