BRUSSELS, November 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announced the first Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Italy. The hotel group revealed that the Grand Hotel Milan Malpensa will be transformed into the Park Inn by Radisson Milan Malpensa. The property, which features 138 rooms, is 10 minutes from Milan Malpensa Airport and has easy access to nearby businesses and Milan's exhibition centres.
"We are delighted to bring our dynamic mid-market brand Park Inn by Radisson to Italy. We also further strengthen our position as one of Europe's largest airport hotel operators - with now over 8,400 rooms in operation and under development and a portfolio which includes major hubs like London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt," said Kurt Ritter, President and CEO of Rezidor.
Luigi Simari, owner of the hotel, said: "I'm very honoured to take part in this great project. The first Italian Park Inn by Radisson hotel will offer high standards. Customers will be interested in staying at our hotel for two main reasons: the important and well-known brand and the closeness to the international airport of Milan Malpensa."
Milan Malpensa is the second busiest airport in Italy behind Rome and among the top 25 airports in Europe. In addition to servicing corporate and leisure travellers visiting Milan, the airport is also the gateway to the resort destinations of the Italian Alps.
The Park Inn by Radisson Milan Malpensa underwent a full renovation and re-opened in May 2011. In addition to the 138 guest rooms, it features a restaurant and bar, 2 meeting halls, a gym, and a business centre.
Park Inn by Radisson focuses on reliability, personalized services and great value for money. The mid-market brand was launched in early 2003 and has 150 hotels in operation and under development across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition to its well-known European hotels, such as hotel Oslo, Rezidor concentrates on a future brand development in major travel hubs across the globe. Such locations often include highly visible train stations and airports where strong performance levels can be achieved.
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 88,800 rooms in over 60 countries. Its portfolio includes hotels in France, such as hotel Nancy and hotel Arcachon and hotels in Germany, such as hotel Stuttgart and hotel Hannover.
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 license agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
Rezidor is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.
The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
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