Growth spurt: Radisson announces three new properties in the Middle East [Construction Report]
Aerial view of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca
Radisson maintains rapid growth in the Middle East with the launch of its first branded property in Turkey and two new hotels in the pipeline in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Radisson Hotel Group, a major global hospitality company, is expanding its footprint in the Middle East.
The group has recently made two notable moves. The first is entering Bursa with Turkey’s first ever Radisson-branded hotel. The second is signing a pair of new properties in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
This signals an increased emphasis on the growing tourism market in the region on the part of the Radisson Hotel Group.
Expanding in the Turkish market
Radisson announced the signing of its first branded hotel in Turkey last month. It is to be in Bursa and is scheduled to open in Q4 2020. The Radisson Hotel Bursa will be operated by Radisson Hospitality AB under an International Franchise Agreement.
The partnership with the Turkey-based real estate and construction company IHY Gayrimenkul İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. increases the Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio in Turkey to 25 hotels and more than 4,600 rooms in operation and under development.
The Radisson Hotel Bursa will feature 163 guest rooms and suites, all with Radisson’s unique brand features. The hotel will also offer an all-day dining venue – as well as a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge bar and a pool bar & grill.
Spread over 500 sqm, the hotel’s meeting space will include two large conference halls, three meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a business centre. The leisure facilities will include a spa, a gym and a swimming pool.
The Radisson Hotel Bursa will be in Bursa’s Nilufer district and will have easy access to the Bursa Organized Industrial Zone, as well as the city’s thermal baths district and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Ismail Hakkı Yılmaz, Chairman, IHY Gayrimenkul İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., commented on the agreement: “It’s an honour for us to partner with one of the world’s leading hospitality chains, Radisson Hotel Group. Bringing this leading hospitality brand to a city like Bursa, with its rich history mixed with tourism and commerce sectors that are still rapidly developing, is very important to us.”
Growth in Saudi Arabia’s holy city
The signing of two new properties in Makkah, Saudi Arabia are a sign Radisson Hospitality AB is going strong in the Middle Eastern kingdom. The group now has 43 hotels and more than 10,000 rooms in operation and under development there.
The Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma and the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma will extend an existing partnership with the Saudi real estate development company, Al-Rajhi Investments and are slated to open in Q2 2021.
The 190-key Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma will feature an all-day-dining restaurant serving a buffet of local and international cuisine. One meeting room, male and female gyms, as well as individual male and female prayer rooms complete the facilities.
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma, will be home to 150 Standard rooms. The upper midscale hotel will feature an all-day-dining venue, one meeting room, male and female gyms, as well as male and female prayer rooms.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We’re pleased to strengthen our relationship with our esteemed partner Al-Rajhi Investments with the addition of two new hotels in Makkah. Through Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to make significant investments in mega projects to enhance its infrastructure and accessibility. The country remains a focus market for our growth which we are committed to deliver with our local partners.”
Let’s take a look at a few other projects currently underway by Radisson Hotel Group in the Middle East:
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