Rezidor Hotel Group to open first Serbian property in Q3 2013.

By bne IntelliNews November 8, 2011
Belgium-based hotel company Rezidor Hotel Group will open its first hotel in Serbia, the Radisson Blu Hotel in capital Belgrade, in the fourth quarter of 2013, Rezidor said in a press release. The Radisson Blu Hotel, which is already under construction, will have 236 rooms is already under construction. "We are delighted to come to Serbia. The country is an emerging nation, and Belgrade a vibrant, dynamic city with 1.7 million inhabitants where we see a considerable potential", said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. The construction works are carried out by Austrian real estate developer Soravia Group, in cooperation with Erste Bank Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The Rezidor Hotel Group has a portfolio of more than 415 hotels in operation and under development with 90,000 rooms in over 60 countries. Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn by Radisson 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.

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