Rezidor Hotel Group Reveals Commissioned Artwork for Aberdeen Park Inn

By Rezidor Hotel Group, PRNE
Thursday, December 2, 2010

BRUSSELS, December 3, 2010 - Rezidor Hotel Group has revealed a new collection of celebrity paintings
to be displayed in its Aberdeen Park Inn hotel.

Local artist Bob Harper, whose works hang in private collections around
the world, has spent the last year producing a unique collection of celebrity
paintings for the Park Inn by Radisson in Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen.

One-off portraits of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Rod
, Bruce Springsteen, Angus Young of AC/DC, and Aberdeen-born Annie
are given pride of place in the new 185-bedroom Aberdeen hotel

"The paintings are fantastic as well as unique and I think they will be a
real talking point," said the hotel's general manager, David Allan.

When Mr Allan saw some of Bob's paintings for the first time, he was so
impressed that as soon as he arrived in Aberdeen to take up his new post he
contacted the artist and commissioned the works.

Bob's six paintings - the Beatles' pair are on one canvas - for the new
hotel will be hung in the conference and meeting rooms on the ground floor
that will also bear the stars' names, Lennox, Stewart, Bruce, Presley, Angus
and The Beatles.

Annie Lennox's picture is the biggest of the six.

"Well, she is an Aberdonian," said Mr Allan. "We wanted Scottish names or
Scottish connections for the room names and, of course, that had to include
Elvis. After all, everyone knows that the King's forebears came originally
from Lonmay in Aberdeenshire.

"And The Beatles? Well, they toured regularly all over Scotland,
including Aberdeen, before they became mega-stars. Springsteen gets his place
because of his nominal connection with the clan that gave birth to King
the Bruce."

Bob, who has just completed the bespoke artwork, revealed a quirky twist
which he includes in many of the paintings of rock stars - lyrics of their
most celebrated works that can be read only on very close inspection, written
on their faces.

More of Bob's paintings will be hung across the hotel in Aberdeen

About Bob Harper:

Bob, 61, who was born and brought up in Aboyne on Deeside, is a graduate
of Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen and taught at Aberdeen College in the
Gallowgate until he retired. He employs his printing skills in his art by
paint-printing in layers.

He launched his painting career with an exhibition in Aberdeen just after
the millennium, sold it out and has never looked back.

Some of his works, such as paintings of Kylie Minogue and Robbie
, have been signed by the stars themselves.

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 more than 86,300 rooms in over 60
countries, including a wide selection of London hotels, Paris hotels and
Aberdeen hotels (

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels
& Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and
Africa, along with the goldpoints plus 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 Companies is the main shareholder.

The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels,

    PR contact:

    Christiane Reiter
    Director Corporate Communication
    Avenue Du Bourget 44
    B-1130 Brussel

PR contact: Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication, Avenue Du Bourget 44, B-1130 Brussel, Belgium, +32-2-702-9222

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