Brand overview: Radisson Blu to grow by over 15,000 rooms

by | 04 Mar 2021 | Chains, News

A look inside the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database reveals the extent of Radisson Blu’s ambitious expansion plans, which include a big push into Saudi Arabia.

Radisson Blu currently has 75 hotels with 15,734 rooms on its development slate, our records indicate. We take a closer look at these projects and highlight the ones you won’t want to miss.

Radisson Blu hotel openings by year

2021 will be Radisson Blu’s busiest year in the near future with 32 hotels and 6,616 keys slated to go live. Seven of them are already in the pre-opening phase and should start welcoming guests soon.

2022 will see 16 properties with 3,228 rooms open their doors, while nine launches and 1,532 keys are planned for 2023. Another 18 projects and 4,358 rooms are already on the cards for 2024 and beyond.

Key growth regions for Radisson Blu

APAC and Europe share first place on a region-by-region basis, with 23 new hotels apiece. However, APAC takes the lead in terms of new rooms, with its total of 5,489 significantly higher than Europe’s figure of 4,428; this shows that Radisson Blu’s hotels in Asia and the Pacific will on average have a higher room count than their western counterparts.

Africa is the brand’s third most active region, with 22 hotels and 4,719 rooms in the pipeline.

Now turning our attention to the fastest growing national hotel markets, Saudi Arabia tops the charts courtesy of its seven projects and 1,332 rooms. Egypt and China share second place, with four new hotels apiece and 1,288 and 1,156 keys respectively.

Staying with Saudi Arabia, the country’s capital Riyadh is getting more new Radisson Blu hotels than any other city – three properties and 484 keys to be precise. That puts it ahead of Dubai and Abuja, which will both get two new properties, with 669 and 458 rooms respectively.

Radisson Blu’s most impressive hotel projects

Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja will be among the best addresses in Nigeria’s capital. This 200-room hotel enjoys a prime location in the upscale Maitama district, which is also home to various embassies and international company headquarters. The exciting property will feature a restaurant, several bars, a ballroom and a spa once it launches in late 2021.

Elsewhere, the 207-key Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga is being designed as an urban resort within the Oceans Umhlanga mall in Durban; this high-end complex will also include luxury apartments and high-end shopping. Several F&B outlets are promised, not least a rooftop bar, alongside 1,200 sq m of versatile meeting and events space perfect for business and conference guests. An opening date has been set for mid-2021.

Lastly, over in Germany, Radisson Blu Hotel at Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart will launch by mid-2023. Set in an impressive skyscraper, this 168-key property will be close to the city’s key business districts, making it ideal for the corporate travel market. Handily, the global headquarters of Bosch, Porsche and Mahle are also just round the corner.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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