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 Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts Signs Management Contract
for $30 million Radisson SAS Palace Hotel Located in
Ohrid, Macedonia, To Open in 2006


Brussels, June 2004. Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, the first class hotel brand of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel in Macedonia.  The 25 million Euro (approx. $30 million U.S.) Radisson SAS Palace Hotel will be located in the city center of Ohrid on the northeastern coast of Lake Ohrid, and is slated to open in March 2006.

The hotel is being designed by WAT&G and will offer 140 guest rooms including 12 penthouse suites with scenic views of the lake.  The hotel will offer its guests a choice of two restaurants one featuring international cuisine and one specializing in Macedonian cuisine.  The conference center offers a business center as well as six meeting rooms.  Other facilities include an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a health & fitness center, a spa with treatment rooms and several retail outlets.

Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, comments: I am excited to add yet another country to our rapidly expanding portfolio.  Rezidor SAS acknowledges the potential of the southeastern European tourism industry and foresees continued expansion in this region.

Rezidor SAS is the sole franchisor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Carlson brands: Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inn and Regent. Rezidor SAS currently includes 220 hotels in operation and under development in 40 countries. 

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, part of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, currently operates 132 hotels in 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with another 30 projects under development. 

 Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts
Also See: Best Western Opens First hotel in Republic of Macedonia; The Best Western Hotel Turist, Skopje / November 2002
Rezidor SAS Enters the Iranian Hotel Market; Will Manage the Dariush Grand Hotel on Kish Island / May 2004

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