Rezidor Announces the Radisson Blu Golden Horn Hotel, Istanbul

By The Rezidor Hotel Group, PRNE
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

BRUSSELS, June 8, 2011 -

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies
worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Golden Horn Hotel, Istanbul. The new
property featuring 133 guest rooms is scheduled to open in Q1 2013. The
building is owned by Dilek Holding which also owns the Radisson Blu Sisli in

"Our core brand Radisson Blu is the largest upper upscale brand in
Istanbul - our portfolio now comprises 5 hotels with 1,000 rooms in operation
and under development. Istanbul and Turkey overall are important markets for
us as they offer considerable opportunities both within the business and
leisure segment", said Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor.

The group's offer in Istanbul stretches from the airport (Radisson Blu
Conference & Airport Hotel), across the continental divide (Radisson Blu
Istanbul Asia), into the upmarket Sisli district (Radisson Blu Sisli), along
the Bosphorus (Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel), and finally to the banks of the
Golden Horn.

The Radisson Blu Golden Horn Hotel will be located in the trendy and
cosmopolitan Pera neighbourhood and will be facing the Golden Horn, the
famous inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city. Next to the property is the
legendary Pera Palace Hotel, the oldest luxury hotel in Istanbul, which
formerly accommodated passengers travelling on the Orient Express train.

Besides 133 contemporary guest rooms with unique views across the Golden
Horn and into the heart of Istanbul, and with Radisson Blu signature services
such as free high speed internet access, the hotel will have an all-day
dining restaurant, 800m2 of meeting space, and a wellness area with an indoor
swimming pool. A focal point will be the chic rooftop restaurant and bar
offering spectacular views and tempting cuisine.

Istanbul is a true cultural capital. In its long and illustrious history,
it has served as the capital city of the Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman
(Byzantine) Empire, the Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. The
architectural and cultural legacies of these fallen empires remain as the
city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010.

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 Dublin hotels (, Cork hotels in city centre
(, hotels in Limerick
(, hotels in Athlone
( and hotels in Cavan.

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

    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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