Rezidor announces the Park Inn Dubai Airport Free Zone
Brussels, 3 September 2009
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, further strengthens its airport hotel portfolio and announces the Park Inn Dubai Airport Free Zone. The property featuring 312 rooms is scheduled to open in 2012. “With 32 airport hotels in operation and under development Rezidor is Europe’s leading airport hotel operator – we are delighted to extend this field to the Middle East now”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. Besides the Park Inn Dubai Airport Free Zone the group also develops the Radisson Blu Hotel Cairo Heliopolis which will open in late 2009.
The new Park Inn will be located 1.8 km from Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport, one of the fastest growing airports in the region and the world. It will be surrounded by the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority – a zone established in 1996 with the aim to encourage foreign investment and to facilitate local and foreign business opportunities. Today 1,300 companies are present within the area and cover a wide array of firms; including aviation, pharmaceutical, logistics and IT.
Nasser Al Madani, Assistant Director General of Dubai Airport Free Zone, says: “Dubai Airport Freezone is proud to have signed on Rezidor as the operator of this hotel project as part of the East Land development in the zone. The partnership between our two companies embodies the quality that we aspire to, and at the same time enhances Rezidor’s portfolio in managing airport hotels.”
Besides 312 guest rooms and apartments the new Park Inn will offer a main restaurant with a unique market concept in which diners will be able to choose from a variety of cuisines, reflective of the multi-cultural city of Dubai. The banqueting and conferencing facilities of the property will be extensive and include a 575 square meters ballroom as well as eight additional meeting rooms totalling 465 square meters. For the leisure traveller, a spa, fitness centre and pool will be offered.
Park Inn is Rezidor’s young, dynamic and colourful mid market brand – growing since its launch in early 2003 to more than 130 hotels with more than 24,000 rooms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Middle East just recently saw the openings of Park Inns in Muscat and Al Khobar, and remains in Rezidor’s focus for a further ambitious growth of the brand.
For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9222
Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9241
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 380 hotels in operation and under development with close to 81,000 rooms in 59 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com