Astana, Kazakhstan—The Rezidor Hotel Group, a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has announced plans to open the Park Inn by Radisson Astana in Kazakhstan. The new hotel, which is scheduled to open in Q1 2013, will feature 248 rooms and will be Rezidor’s second hotel in Astana; the group already operates the Radisson Blu hotel in town. The owning company of the two Rezidor hotels is Incom Astana LLC, a well-known developer in Astana, Kazakhstan, for over 10 years.
Located in the center of Astana, the new construction will offer easy access to Astana’s new city center and is closely situated to Astana’s cultural sites. The Park Inn by Radisson Astana will feature, apart from the 248 guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar and 12 meeting rooms varying in size from 334 square feet to 1,895 square feet.
The Rezidor Hotel Group features a portfolio of over 430 hotels in operation and under development with around 95,000 rooms in 70 countries. Talking about the development strategy of the group, Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor said in a press release: “Eastern Europe is one of our key regions for future business development. Our portfolio already comprises 105 hotels in operation and under development with more than 25,000 rooms; and we aim to further strengthen our presence.” The group plans to consolidate its position of leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS and Baltics.
The Brussels, Belgium-based group also recently announced the signing of nine new hotels featuring over 2,000 rooms and the opening of four new hotels with more than 600 rooms in the third quarter of 2012. The four new hotels, all under management and franchise contracts are: Park Inn by Radisson, Tete, Mozambique, which has 117 rooms; Radisson Blu Resort, Bukovel, Ukraine, which has 252 rooms; Park Inn by Radisson, Odintsovo Moscow, Russi, which has 121 rooms; and Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia, which has 142 rooms.
So far this year the group has added 26 hotels with 5,900 rooms to its pipeline and opened 13 hotels featuring 2,900 rooms.