Carlson Rezidor announces the Park Inn by Radisson Izmir, Turkey

11 Mar 2014

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel companies worldwide, announces the Park Inn by Radisson Izmir in Turkey. The property featuring 137 guest rooms is scheduled to open in Q4 2015. It brings Carlson Rezidor’s portfolio in Turkey to 12 hotels and 2,000 rooms in operation and under development.

“Turkey is a focus country for our group where we aim to further strengthen our core brands Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Blu together with experienced partners”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. Park Inn by Radisson is a dynamic mid-market offer – appearing as a positive and vibrant brand, focusing on today’s essentials and targeting domestic and international travellers alike.

The Park Inn by Radisson Izmir will enjoy a prime location: next to the most prestigious waterfront called “Kordon” in Izmir with sea view and facing the future marina of the city. The hotel will comprise 137 rooms, a 270m² all-day dining restaurant and lobby bar, three meeting rooms (total 200m²) as well as gym and spa (45m²).

Izmir, located on the Aegean Sea, is Turkey’s third largest city and second most important economic hub. Its activity is mainly focused on trade and export and holds a significant industrial base, realizing up to 9% of Turkey’s industrial production. Izmir Alsancak Port is Turkey’s second largest seaport, geographically well positioned to capture the European as well as Middle Eastern market, and serving as main transportation hub in eastern Anatolia. The construction of the North Aegean Candarli Port has commenced and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. This second port will serve as a hub for all major international sea lines and will be Turkey’s largest port with an annual capacity of 20 million tons.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes more than 1,340 hotels in operation and under development with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Carlson Rezidor plans to grow its portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor and its brands employ 88,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

www.rezidor.com; www.carlsonrezidor.com

For further media information please contact
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication, Christiane.Reiter@CarlsonRezidor.com

Renu Snehi, Senior Director PR, Brand & Marketing Communication, Renu.Snehi@CarlsonRezidor.com