Rezidor Announces the Park Inn Novosibirsk, Russia

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

BRUSSELS, June 3, 2011 -

The Rezidor Hotel Group, has announced the development of the Park Inn
Novosibirsk. This new development will further expand Rezidor's portfolio as
one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and the leading
international hotel operator in Russia/CIS with almost 13,000 rooms in
operation and under development.

The mid-market property is developed in co-operation with Regional Hotel
Chain (RHC), one of Rezidor's most important development partners in Russia.
It will feature 150 rooms and is scheduled to welcome the first guests in Q1

"We are delighted to have signed the 8th contract with RHC. It further
strengthens our common target to open 10 to 20 Park Inn hotels across
Russia," commented Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor.

Novosibirsk is Russia's third largest city and one of the most
significant hubs in the country - located east of the Ural Mountains and
known as "Gateway to Siberia". Novosibirsk has one of the most diversified
economies in Russia and also one of the strongest and most stable. The city
has an immense industrial capacity; rising banking and financial sectors;
strong research, development and educational institutions; and a considerable
exhibition and conference capacity. It also has the highest concentration of
business and financial activity in Siberia, including international banks
like Raiffeisenbank, Commerzbank, KMB Bank and BSGV-France. 30 km south of
Novosibirsk there is also the scientific community of Akademgorodok, with 15
universities and dozens of institutes which are part of the Russian Academy
of Sciences. Since the fall of communism, Akademgorodok has grown into a
major technology hub leading to its referral as 'Silicon Forest'.

"Despite these demand-generators, Novosibirsk lacks
internationally-branded hotels - like many major cities in Russia. We see
great opportunities there and look forward to opening the future Park Inn as
one of the premier business hotels in town," said Kurt Ritter.

"With our strategic focus on the development of Russia's regional
hospitality sector with international quality accommodation for both leisure
and business travellers, we include Novosibirsk into our top-10 priority list
for the RHC roll-out across the most investment attractive and business
dynamic regions", added Vladislav Smirnov, general director of RHC.

The new hotel will be conveniently located in the city centre, near to
the main railroad terminal and subway station. Besides 150 modern and
colourful guest rooms, the hotel will offer an all-day-dining restaurant,
lobby bar, gym and 5 meeting rooms.

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 ranging from hotels in Moscow ( through to hotels in Abu Dhabi
(, hotels in Djerba (, Baku accommodation ( and Malmö accommodation
(, with 87,800 rooms in over
60 countries.

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 Club Carlson 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 Missoni.

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 Communication
    The Rezidor Hotel Group
    Avenue Du Bourget 44
    B-1130 Brüssel


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