Rezidor Announces the Park Inn Lagos, Apapa in Nigeria

By The Rezidor Hotel Group, PRNE
Thursday, June 2, 2011

BRUSSELS, June 3, 2011 -

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies
worldwide, announces its 7th hotel in Nigeria: The Park Inn Lagos, Apapa
featuring 125 rooms is already under construction and scheduled to open in Q1

"Nigeria is one of our key markets in Africa and extremely suitable for
our dynamic mid-market brand Park Inn by Radisson. We are already developing
a Park Inn in Lagos, Ikeja and have also established the brand in Abuja and
Abeokuta," said Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor.

Lagos is one of the most dynamic hotel markets in Africa - but still
lacking internationally branded hotel rooms as a result of a surging economy
buoyed by high oil prices and high barriers to entry limiting hotel
development. Apapa is the major port of the city of Lagos and has a high
concentration of businesses related to shipping and petroleum.

Besides 125 guest rooms, the new Park Inn will comprise an all-day dining
restaurant, a sports bar, 330 m2 of meeting space, an outdoor swimming pool
and a fitness centre. The surrounding area is heavily landscaped and
park-like, which is a major advantage in Lagos.

Rezidor has identified the emerging markets of Africa as a focus area for
future business development; the group currently has the largest pipeline in
Sub-Saharan Africa and develops its core brands Radisson Blu (upper upscale)
and Park Inn by Radisson (mid market) across the continent. Future openings
include hotels in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia, Lusaka/Zambia, Kigali/Rwanda and

About The Rezidor Hotel Group:

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 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries,
including a wide range of hotels in Lagos (, Cape Town hotels
(, hotels in Rome
( and hotels in Stockholm

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by
Radisson and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along
with the goldpoints plus(SM) loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests.
Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house
Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel

In November 2006, Rezidor was 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,

    For further information please contact:
    Christiane Reiter
    Director Corporate Communications
    The Rezidor Hotel Group
    Avenue Du Bourget 44
    B-1130 Br├╝ssel


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