Rezidor announces the Park Inn Wroclaw, Poland

10 Jul 2009

 

Brussels, July 10, 2009

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the Park Inn Wroclaw in Poland. The mid-market property featuring 206 rooms is scheduled to open its doors at the beginning of 2012; right in time for the UEFA European Football Championship where Poland and Ukraine will be the host nations of the final tournament.

“This is our second Park Inn in Poland after the Park Inn Krakow”, says Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “At the same time it brings our portfolio in Eastern Europe to 75 hotels with 18,000 rooms in operation and under development – a clear sign for our commitment to this emerging region.” “We are delighted and proud to co-operate with an internationally known hotel chain”, adds Miroslaw Nelle, founder and owner of Nelle General Construction Company, owner of the hotel. “We are convinced that the new Park Inn will be a success for both companies and positively influence the hotel development in Wroclaw.”

Wrocław is a beautiful city with Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian influences – the most famous architectural and cultural masterpiece is the magnificent market square. The city is located on the Odra River and enjoys idyllic surroundings including 12 islands, 130 bridges and several  parks. Fans of Wrocław are in good company: Pablo Picasso said he found the post war reconstruction of the city a powerful inspiration, and the British historians Norman Davies and Roger Moorhouse used Wrocław as the model for their highly readable Microcosm: A Portrait of a Central European City (2003). But Wrocław is not just a pretty face: It is Poland’s fourth-largest city and the major industrial, commercial and educational centre for the region. At the same time it is a lively cultural centre, with several theatres, some major festivals, rampant nightlife and a large student community.

The Park Inn Wroclaw will benefit from excellent visibility, located along one of the main arterial roads leading to the city centre and near to an international transit routes to Katowice, Krakow, Berlin and Czech Republic. The Park Inn Wroclaw will be the first internationally branded hotel on the main approach into Wroclaw from the South and will also be the nearest hotel to Mikolaj Kopernik International Airport.

Besides 206 modern and colourful rooms in the vibrant Park Inn style, the hotel will offer a restaurant and lobby bar. For business travellers, extensive conference facilities will spread over 800 m² with large parking facilities for cars and buses to accommodate larger group arrivals.

For further information please contact:
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9331, Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9241, Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com

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 close to 370 hotels in operation and under development with more than 78,300 rooms in 58 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. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: 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