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Rezidor Hotel Group to Open the 508-room Radisson Blu
Resort Beach Resort & Spa in Sochi, Russia in Q4 2013

December 3, 2012
- The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the Radisson Blu Beach Resort & Spa, Sochi. The property featuring 508 rooms is scheduled to open in Q4 2013. It will have the largest upscale spa & leisure facility in the Russian Federation with a 2,000 square meters spa, 2,400 square meters of outdoor pool surfaces, and direct access to a 450 meter stretch of beachfront.

“This signing brings our portfolio of rooms in operation and under development in and around Sochi to 2,700, and further strengthens our leading position on the Russian market”, commented Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. The group was one of the first international hotel operators to arrive in Russia and the first to open a full service branch office in Moscow. Today, Rezidor is the number one in Russia/CIS & Baltics; in Russia alone the company’s total portfolio comprises 41 hotels with 11,500 rooms in operation and under development.

The Radisson Blu Beach Resort & Spa will be situated on the Black Sea coast and enjoy a subtropical climate. It will also be located in the vicinity of the spectacular Caucasus Mountains, easily accessible with the modern high speed railway. In addition, the extravagant spa services combined with the spacious conferencing facilities will attract visitors all year round.

Besides 508 rooms with Radisson Blu signature services like free high speed internet access, the hotel will offer three restaurants, two bars, three conference rooms, a business centre and an additional 1,540 square meters of dedicated conferencing space.

Sochi arranges numerous large-scale events annually. It will host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia’s leg of the Formula One World Championship races from 2014, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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 and


Christiane Reiter
Senior Director Corporate Communication

Renu Snehi
Senior Director Corporate Communication

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Also See: Rezidor Hotel Group Opens the 508-room Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre, Sochi in Russia and the 142-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes in France / November 2012

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 / November 2012

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Gwenn Feliciano as Director of Sales and Marketing for the 252-room Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa on St. Martin / October 2012

With $10 Million Renovation Complete Carlson to Re-open the 252-key Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa on St. Martin / December 2011

Jean-marc Jalbert Named as General Manager for the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa on St. Martin; Manon Castelin Joins as Senior Sales Manager Serving France, Italy and Benelux / November 2011

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