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Metropolitan Hotel Group Rebrands its Orlando Resort to the
Radisson Hotel Orlando - International Drive

Hotel Features $5 Million in Renovations

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15, 2009 - Radisson(R) Hotels & Resorts today announced the addition of the Radisson Hotel Orlando - International Drive, a 223-room hotel located at 8444 International Drive in Orlando, Fla. The hotel has recently completed a $5 million renovation affecting all guestrooms, public areas, restaurants and technology infrastructure.

The hotel will be offering special $89 introductory rates for September and October that include free breakfast buffet for both Deluxe King and Deluxe Double Queen guestrooms.

"We are proud to have the new Radisson Hotel Orlando - International Drive in our portfolio of hotels," said Domien Takx, managing director of Metropolitan Hotel Group, the parent company and owner of the hotel. "The hotel's location, facilities and service standards are designed to exceed expectations and our staff is eager to welcome and service our guests. Our conference and meeting facilities are designed to serve both corporate clients for meetings and conventions and also local residents for social functions."

The Radisson Hotel Orlando - International Drive is a full-service resort featuring spacious, well-equipped rooms and a variety of services including a heated swimming pool, whirlpool and complimentary access to the aquatic and fitness facilities at the YMCA Aquatic Family & Fitness Center, located next to the hotel.

The hotel offers more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space, including nine separate meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 600 people. Complete meeting and banquet support services are available. In addition to meeting services, the hotel makes it easy for guests to tour Orlando's many attractions with free scheduled shuttle service to Universal(R) Orlando Resort, City Walk(R), Seaworld(R), Aquatica(R) and Wet 'n Wild(R).

The Radisson Hotel Orlando - International Drive offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Cargo Bay Buffet, Cargo Bay Deli Cafe and Cargo Bay Grill. The Cargo Bay Grill serves a fusion menu of Florida classics with Caribbean flair and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. For more casual dining, the hotel also offers Ripples Pool Bar and the Cargo Bay Lounge, where guests can relax with a game of pool or darts.

Reservations for the hotel can be made online at, by phone at 800-333-3333 or through a travel professional.
Radisson(R) Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading, full-service hotel brands, offers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is defined by its distinctive Yes I Can! service philosophy. Radisson includes more than 415 locations in 72 countries. It is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,050 locations in 76 countries under the brands of Regent(R) Hotels & Resorts; Radisson(R) Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) and Park Inn(R).

Metropolitan Hotel Group is comprised of eight hotels in the states of Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and Ohio. The company is privately owned. For more information, visit


Metropolitan Hotel Group

Also See: Andrew Schiavone Appointed General Manager for Radisson Barcelo Hotel in Orlando / April 2003
Sixteen Former Wyndham Garden Properties Purchased by Barcelo Hotels USA for $325 million from Bedrock Partners / April 2000



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