Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Announces the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gelendzhik, Russia

Brussels and Moscow - March 3, 2014 - Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic and largest hotel groups worldwide, announces its fifth beach resort at the Black Sea, the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gelendzhik – one of Russia's most popular resort destinations. The existing resort with 174 rooms will re-open under the Radisson Blu flag second quarter, 2014. An addition of 100 rooms is planned over the next three years.

Russia is a key market for Carlson Rezidor. The group is the leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS & Baltic's, with 74 hotels and 18,640 rooms in operation and under development across the region. The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gelendzhik will be the latest addition to Rezidor's successful resort portfolio in the area now consisting of nine properties in operation and under development.

"We are delighted to strengthen our presence at the Black Sea, and to offer an increasingly attractive portfolio to our leisure and business guests," commented Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor.

Besides 174 guest rooms with Radisson Blu signature services such as complimentary high-speed Internet access, the resort will feature seven restaurants, a bar, a nightclub, extensive leisure facilities, three swimming pools, and conference and meeting facilities for up to 300 delegates. The hotel will undergo renovations during the next months. Over the next three years, 100 guest rooms, an all-day dining facility, and a ballroom will be added.

Gelendzhik is located close to the main Black Sea port and is known as Russia's southern economic center. The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa is ideally situated on the shores of the bay and in the very heart of this lively and bustling seaside destination.

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. and

SOURCE Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

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