Radisson signs inaugural Papua New Guinea hotel

by | 17 Mar 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects

Grand Papua Hotel, a contemporary 16-storey scheme with 156 rooms and suites in Port Moresby, has become Radisson Hotel Group’s first property in the country.

As the newest member of Radisson Individuals, Grand Papua Hotel is embarking upon an exciting new era.

Radisson enters Papua New Guinea

The popular Grand Papua Hotel, which accommodates travellers visiting Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in a dramatic setting overlooking the harbour and Coral Sea, has joined Radisson Individuals. Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement that means the hospitality giant now has its inaugural property in the country.

Rising 16 storeys high, Grand Papua Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals is part of Coral Sea Hotels, the largest hotel chain in Papua New Guinea.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Grand Papua Hotel into our rapidly expanding hotel portfolio in Asia Pacific,” said Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group. “This is a prime example of how Radisson Individuals is enabling Radisson Hotel Group to enter emerging markets, while owners and developers can leverage our international expertise and systems.

“Grand Papua Hotel is a respected hotel in Port Moresby, and we look forward to working with the hotel to reach even greater success.”

Geoff Cundle, chairman of Coral Sea Hotels owner Steamships, added: “I am delighted that we join Radisson Individuals and become part of one of the world’s largest hotel groups. The Grand Papua Hotel has enjoyed significant success in recent years, catering to cosmopolitan visitors, domestic businesses and meeting planners alike.

“As the world starts to reopen, this is the perfect time to harness the benefits of Radisson Hotel Group and embark on an exciting new chapter of bringing global hospitality to Papua New Guinea.”

Exciting times ahead for the hotel

Grand Papua Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals is home to 156 spacious guestrooms and suites featuring contemporary amenities and views over the city, beach, harbour and ocean. Guests staying in rooms on the executive and grand floors also have access to the hotel’s executive lounge, while a whole floor is dedicated to female travellers.

Guest facilities within this property range from the Grand Bar and Grand Brasserie to a poolside terrace, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, hair salon and spa. Events are hosted in nine function rooms, including boardrooms and large flexible spaces accommodating up to 230 people.

As part of the Radisson Individuals brand, Grand Papua Hotel will benefit from Radisson Hotel Group’s strong international profile. It’ll also join the Radisson Rewards loyalty programme.

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