BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, November 11, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rezidor, a rapidly expanding global hotel company, has revealed a new edition to its hotel portfolio with the opening of the brand new Radisson Blu East Midlands hotel. The hotel's general manager, Daniel Keane, said that the event came early thanks to hard work from everyone involved in the project.
The GBP22 million luxury property development is located in the England's East Midlands and offers an upscale hotel experience for both business travellers and tourists alike. For those in need of East Midlands Airport accommodation, the hotel offers a private on-site car park for 'Park and Fly' guests who require a home-base for their business travels.
The four-star hotel near East Midlands Airport achieved GBP1m in presales three weeks before opening and its meeting and conference rooms are fully booked for its second week of trading. Since its grand opening, bookings for the new Radisson Blu hotel have risen in popularity with a surge of 'Park and Fly' guests and many wedding enquiries.
In addition to its wedding offerings, the hotel can also accommodate business travelers and corporate meetings/events. The hotel's event spaces include nine meeting and conferencing suites with capacity for 350 delegates.
Hotels near East Midlands Airport are not known for being relaxing retreats, but this new hotel has leisure and spa facilities for those wanting to unwind after a busy day of travel or business. The hotel also features a restaurant and wine-tasting room.
In regard to the East Midlands Airport Hotel, Daniel Keane, said: "I have to pay testimony to the hard work of everyone involved in the project - from the fantastic construction team that handed this major build project over on time, to my new team of hotel staff who have worked around the clock to get everything perfect for our opening. It's a real achievement and the highlight of my hotel career to date.
"The hotel is already proving a real hit with a variety of guests - from our 'Park and Fly' guests who get a fantastic deal on accommodation and low cost parking, to our wedding customers with our first matrimonial celebration on Christmas Eve. Add to this the fact that we are almost at full capacity in only our second week of business for meetings and conferences and it seems that the area is crying out for a high quality, contemporary hotel across all market sectors."
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 88,800 rooms in over 60 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide license agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
Rezidor is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.