Rezidor: New Park Inn hotels in Luxembourg and Nigeria

08 Dec 2009

 

Brussels, 8 December 2009

 

 

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces two new Park Inn hotels: The Park Inn Luxembourg City featuring 99 rooms is scheduled to open in Q4 2010, and the Park Inn Abeokuta in Nigeria with 173 rooms will welcome the first guests in Q4 2010.

 

“These signings further underline and strengthen the ambitious growth of our dynamic mid market brand Park Inn”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “Launched in early 2003 only Park Inn today comprises more than 130 hotels with more than 24,500 rooms in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa”, continues Ritter. Luxembourg also marks a new milestone for Rezidor – being the 60th country where the company is present.

 

The Park Inn Luxembourg City enjoys a prime location in the city centre of Luxembourg (which is linked to 30 cities via high speed train and is the gateway for the majority of visitors to Luxembourg). Located in one of the city’s most important retail streets, the hotel will have great visibility and easy access to the centre. Besides 99 colorful guest rooms, the new build property will offer a restaurant and bar, a meeting room, a fitness room and a parking. The hotel is part of a mixed-use building including retail units on the ground floor.

 

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located in the heart of Europe. Its importance as a centre for banking and commerce compensates for its small size. In addition, Luxembourg successfully attracts internet companies, including the global headquarters of Skype and the regional headquarters of Ebay. Its population is amongst the wealthiest in the world and, thanks to sustained economic growth, has seen a rise in highly-skilled expatriate workers. Luxembourg also is a seat of several institutions of the European Union, including the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors, and the European Investment Bank.

The Park Inn Abeokuta follows recent signings Rezidor has made in the emerging market of Nigeria – the group already develops hotels in the capital city Abuja and in Lagos. Abeokuta (meaning "under the rocks") is a major commercial centre in Ogun State 75 kilometres north of Lagos. Thanks to some of the most fertile farmland in West Africa, the city has historically been a major agricultural producer, and has subsequently embraced tourism and commercial development. The city’s existing “Gateway Hotel” will be completely renovated into a modern Park Inn property with 173 guest rooms, a signature RBG Bar & Grill, meeting space including a ballroom and auditorium, a swimming pool, a gym and retail shops.

In terms of population, Nigeria is the largest country in Africa. Thanks to its massive oil reserves, it is also among the wealthiest and most economically important countries on the continent. With an ambitious reform agenda and strong macroeconomic policies, the oil wealth is being better utilised to promote the growth of the country and diversify the economy. This continued development has resulted in a surge in demand from international business travellers and Nigeria’s emerging middle class.

 

For further information please contact

Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication

+32 2 702 9331, christiane.reiter@rezidor.com

 

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication

+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 more than 380 hotels in operation and under development with 81,700 rooms in almost 60 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