Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group grows hotel portfolio in Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America

From its annual business conference in Chicago, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced new developments in the Canadian, the Caribbean and Central and South American markets, with the addition of eight new hotels; three in Canada; three in the Caribbean, on the  islands of Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad; and one each in Chile and Costa Rica.

In Canada, the new additions include:

  • Radisson Hotel & Convention Center Calgary Airport East
    The first hotel to open along a newly constructed access road near the Calgary International Airport, this 120-room hotel is expected to open May 1, 2013. Boasting a 600-guest meeting space, this hotel will be situated near both commercial developments and a residential area, making it an ideal destination for professional events, weddings and social gatherings (pictured top right).

  • Park Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham
    This newly renovated, 170-room hotel is expected to open in March 2013. Located in Markham, a short drive from downtown Toronto, the hotel will offer the brand’s own restaurant concept, RBG; robust meeting and convention space; and recreational facilities, including an indoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Park Inn by Radisson Calgary Airport
    Conveniently located two miles from the Calgary International Airport, this 228-room hotel is expected to open during fourth quarter 2014. The hotel will cater specifically to business professionals with a state-of-the-art business center and meeting space to accommodate more than 500 guests.

“Our goal has always been to maintain our status as a leader in providing first-class accommodations that are both convenient and cost efficient for travelers of all types in the Canadian market,” said Bob Kleinschmidt, chief development officer and chief financial officer, Americas. “With these new additions, we will be able to better provide business professionals and vacationers with our outstanding customer service and unrivaled World of Radisson amenities.”

New to the portfolio in the Caribbean are:

  • Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
    This beachfront resort is expected to open in May 2013. The resort will feature more than 400 feet of ocean views from 124 guestrooms. The resort offers an authentic Caribbean restaurant and bar that is situated directly over the ocean water.
  • Radisson Grenada Beach Resort (St. George)
    Featuring more than 1,000 feet of pristine ocean views, this 229-room hotel is expected to open in the third quarter of 2013. Recreational options include: scuba diving, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and a swim-up bar. The hotel’s food and beverage options will include an all-day dining restaurant, in addition to a beachfront snack and cocktail bar.
  • Radisson Port of Spain Trinidad
    This urban property, also expected to open in the third quarter of 2013, will cater to both business and leisure travelers seeking a well-positioned hotel with modern luxuries. The hotel will boast 243 rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of convention space for meeting professionals, while offering an outdoor pool and a Caribbean-inspired restaurant for leisure guests.

In Central and South America the portfolio now includes:

  • Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica
    Opened this month
    , this newly built, urban, 135-room hotel caters to business travelers looking for a hotel with excellent modern amenities. The hotel features Carlson Rezidor’s restaurant concept, RBG, and is the first of its kind in Central America offering an international menu with a local twist (pictured bottom right).

  • Park Hotel by Radisson Vespucio (Santiago, Chile)
    This hotel offers 126 rooms situated within the thriving industrial zone of Santiago, providing a perfect destination for business professionals. The hotel is expected to open in 2014 and will feature a state-of-the-art business center, accompanied by meeting space for more than 200 attendees.

“We are thrilled to further expand our brands in the Caribbean, Central and South America,” added Bob. “We look forward to capturing the attention of both high-end business and leisure travelers with these key destinations, while providing our unmatched accommodations and customer service.”

Photos above right (top to bottom): Renderings of two of our eight new properties—Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, Calgary and Park Inn San Jose in Costa Rica.

February 28, 2013
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With the addition of eight hotels to its portfolio, Carlson Rezidor increases its market share in both business and leisure travel segments.