As part of Radisson Hotel Group’s five-year expansion and transformation plan, the group has announced plans to reach 100 hotels in the Middle East region by 2025.
The leading hotel group is forging ahead with its development plans in key strategic locations that include the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), contributing to the group sealing more than 250 signings worldwide over the past 18 months, said a statement.
Radisson Hotel Group’s regional expansion is spearheaded by the opening of two new resort properties across the UAE, including the brand’s entry into the northernmost emirate of the UAE with the opening of the first Radisson property in Ras Al Khaimah. Located at Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah’s first man-made archipelago, the resort will allow guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. The beach resort will consist of two buildings offering 408 rooms and an impressive collection of dining outlets, expected to open by Q4 2021.
The group has also announced its first resort property set to open on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah in Q1 2022. Nestled on the idyllic shores of the Arabian Gulf, the property will feature 389 rooms and five unique food and beverage outlets offering exceptional dining experiences and outstanding views.
Sustaining strong growth momentum this year and solidifying its presence in KSA, Radisson Hotel Group announced the launch of two new hotels in Riyadh. In line with KSA’s Vision 2030 to enhance tourism and hospitality in the Kingdom, the Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport will cater to business and leisure travellers, groups and families alike.
With its proximity to King Khalid International Airport, the property will comprise 471 rooms, duplexes and villas, along with two restaurants, a lobby café and an all day dining option. Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel, will provide guests with contemporary comfort in the heart of the city. The property is situated along the new metro line with easy access to the airport, as well as the vibrant neighbourhood of Hittin and the King Abdullah Financial District.
“As the Middle East remains a key market for us, our ambitions to expand across the region remains steadfast as we are continue to further accelerate our presence with exciting upcoming openings and signings. Before year end, we plan to open several new hotels within the Middle East, including Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport and our second Radisson Collection in KSA, Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel. In addition, our first property on Palm Jumeriah, Radisson Resort, Dubai Palm Jumeriah is set to open its doors within the first quarter of 2022, providing a strong start to the new year in the region,” says Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa, at Radisson Hotel Group.
Elie Milky, Vice President, Development, Middle East, Cyprus, Greece, and Pakistan, comments: “With 46 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments currently in operation in the Middle East today, we continue to strengthen our portfolio across the Middle East, primarily in the key markets of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Our KSA portfolio now makes up around 50 per cent of our presence in the Middle East region and we continue working to supplement exceptional experiences to our guests and owners. The opening of our first Radisson Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE later this year aligns with the rise in demand for beach resorts we have seen lately.”