Rezidor Opens the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown

By The Rezidor Hotel Group, PRNE
Monday, June 6, 2011

BRUSSELS, June 7, 2011 -

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies
worldwide, has announced that its 7th property in the UAE, Radisson Blu
Hotel, Dubai Downtown, is now open.

Located on the upper floors of a mixed use building, the new first
class and full service hotel is walking distance from the Dubai Mall and
just 10 kilometres from the international airport. Besides 220 contemporary
rooms and 22 suites the hotel also features ample meeting facilities
including 6 conference rooms, 2 board rooms, and a business centre. For
leisure seekers the property has a swimming pool and a gym.

"The opening of this property is a further sign for the positive and
optimistic atmosphere within our industry which we also felt during AHIC and
ATM. The markets are bouncing back and we see RevPAR increasing - fuelled by
both occupancy and rate", said Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown offers a range of food and beverage
outlets. Lemon Pepper restaurant specializes in international cuisine and
local delicacies, serving up a varied menu throughout the day. Infiniti Bar &
Terrace provide a cosy spot for relaxing, while the outdoor terrace bar is
great for catching some sun and enjoying views of the world's tallest
building, the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Downtown is the new hub of Dubai hosting top attractions including
the tallest tower in the world, the world's largest mall, Dubai Mall, the
waterfall promenade and Souk Al Bahar. The hotel also borders Business Bay, a
mega project covering an area of 6 million square meters, which is designed
to be the new centre of Dubai commerce. Key destinations close by include
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International and Exhibition Centre, and
Dubai International Financial Centre (the world's fastest growing
international financial centre), just a few minutes' drive from the hotel's

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 Bristol city centre (, hotels in Leeds
(, hotels in
Manchester airport (, hotels in
Belfast ( and
hotels in Birmingham.

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 plusSM 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.

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


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