Rezidor and Andermatt Swiss Alps announce the Radisson Blu Resort, Andermatt / Switzerland
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide,
announces their 8(th) property in Switzerland: The Radisson Blu Resort,
Andermatt featuring 240 rooms is scheduled to open its doors in 2013. It will be
part of the project "Andermatt Swiss Alps", a master development overseen by
Orascom Development Holding AG and including six new hotels in the 4- and
5-star sector, some 490 apartments in 42 buildings and 25-30 villas. An 18-hole
championship golf course and sport & commercial areas will complement the
project which will turn Andermatt in an exclusive year-round holiday
destination. For Andermatt Swiss Alps, Radisson Blu is the second hotel
"Rezidor is expanding its young, contemporary and successful resort portfolio
which now features 45 properties with more than 10,700 rooms in operation and
under development across Europe, Middle East and Africa", comments Kurt Ritter,
President & CEO of Rezidor. "Andermatt as a well-established winter sport
destination is a perfect fit for us - we are looking forward to also building up
the summer business together with our partners", continues Ritter.
"We are proud that we could convince a well known chain like Radisson Blu of our
year-round destination Andermatt Swiss Alps", says GÃ©rard Jenni, Managing
Director of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, building company and 100%-owner of the new
Radisson Blu Resort. "The broad experience of our attractive business partner
will certainly also guide our congress hotel in Andermatt to success", adds
Andermatt lies at the foot of the Gotthard Massif in Switzerland. Its ski
facilities, renowned for excellent snow falls, will be upgraded and modernized
resulting in 130 km of varying ranges of ski slopes to suit all levels. When
slopes, golf and recreation no longer beckon, Andermatt is the ideal starting
point for a variety of excursions. Lucerne and the Lake of Lucerne; the elegant
metropolis of Zurich; Berne and its historic old town (UNESCO World heritage
site); and the neighbouring canton of Ticino with its Mediterranean flair are
only some of the famous sights of Switzerland.
Radisson Blu (formerly: Radisson SAS) is Rezidor's First Class- and full service
core hotel brand. It has expanded naturally from its Scandinavian home base.
Ranging from small boutique hotels to city landmark hotels, from ultra-modern
"new breed" properties to great classics, you will find Radisson Blu hotels in
world capitals, city centers, leisure resorts and airports too. They are
designed to be different, consistent by standard, highly equipped and individual
Radisson Blu aims to be a market leader by combining its unique and stylish
approach to hotel hardware with its "Yes I Can!" spirit of hospitality on the
software side. It has a long history of industry leading, innovative thinking
designed to meet the very specific needs of guests. These innovations include
not only "Yes I Can!" but also concept rooms and design systems, its 100% Guest
Satisfaction Guarantee, its One Touch Service, its Easy Connect approach to IT
where broadband internet access is free in all areas of the hotel, its Super
Breakfast with Grab & Run option, its partnership with Nespresso and its
commitment to Meeting & Events service standards.
Facts and figures
The Radisson Blu Resort, Andermatt will be designed by the architects Burkhalter
Sumi (Zurich). In two buildings with wooden faÃ§ades it will comprise 240 keys -
regular guest rooms as well as spacious apartments ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms.
In addition to a restaurant and bar, 1,700 m(2) of conference space is planned
making the Radisson Blu a must-see meeting destination which will also feature a
multi-functional concert hall for up to 700 guests. A spa with an indoor
swimming pool, retail shops, game room and children's club are also foreseen.
For further information please contact
Christiane Reiter, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9331,firstname.lastname@example.org
Renu Snehi, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9241,email@example.com
Mamdouh Abdel Wahab, Director Investor Relations, ORASCOM DEVELOPMENT HOLDING AG
Ursi Ineichen, Head Corporate Communication Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
+41 41 874 17 81;firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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(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
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, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visitwww.rezidor.com
About Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss Exchange SIX
traded Orascom Development Holding AG. Andermatt Swiss Alps AG is developing an
integrated holiday destination in the Swiss mountain village of Andermatt.
For more information, visitwww.andermatt-swissalps.ch
Orascom Development Holding AG (Orascom Development) is a leading developer of
fully integrated towns that include hotels, private villas and apartments,
leisure facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure.
Orascom Development's diversified portfolio of projects is spread over nine
jurisdictions, with primary focus on touristic towns and recently affordable
For more information, visitwww.orascomdh.com
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