Carlson Rezidor Signs Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa in Rajasthan, India
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces the partnership with Rockwood Hotels & Resorts Ltd on the signing of Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa, formerly known as the Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa. Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa will be the first Radisson Blu hotel in Udaipur and is expected to open in May 2014. Often referred to as Venice of the East, Udaipur is known for its history, culture and breathtaking scenery. It is home to magnificent lakes, grandiose palaces, temples and historic forts.
international hotel group in India. Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa is an outstanding property and will be a great addition to our fast expanding portfolio in India, where we now have 66 hotels in operation and 41 in development," said Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa is a 240-room hotel located on the banks of Fateh SagarLake in Ambamata, close to the city center and less than an hour's drive from the airport. Nearby tourist attractions include the City Palace, Udaipur Lake Palace and the shopping districts of Hathi Pol, Bada Bazaar, Chetak Circle and Palace Road. The hotel's recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool which overlooks the Sajjangarh Fort and Aravali Hill, a lawn tennis court, a spa and a fitness centre. The hotel also has 544sqm of meeting space, including a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 people. Dining options include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge and a poolside bar.
Radisson Blu is an iconic and sophisticated brand that offers leading-edge style. Bold, inviting andinnovative, the brand offers a unique guest experience that is built on a Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. Radisson Blu has over 360 properties in operation and in development. Its flagship properties can be found in prime locations, including major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations around the world. In Asia Pacific, there are 64 Radisson Blu hotels in operations and under development.
"I'm delighted to partner with Carlson Rezidor as I believe that they will set new benchmarks in thefield of hospitality at our Udaipur hotel. The hotel management expertise of Carlson Rezidor, the locale of Udaipur and our 240 room hotel creates a winning combination, one that will set the hotel from its competitors," added Somesh Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director of Rockwood Hotels & Resorts Ltd.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of approximately 475 hotels in operation or under development with 104,000 rooms in more than 80 countries.
Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014, and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury) brands. Since 2016, Rezidor has owned 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was awarded one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd.—a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance, and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016.
The corporate office of The Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.