BRUSSELS, January 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow has won a prestigious World Travel Award. The Russian flagship of Radisson and historical landmark of Moscow has been voted as World's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 2011.
"We are honoured to receive this outstanding award," said General Manager Wolfgang Nitschke at the red-carpet Grand Final of World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar. "The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow has yet again proven its position as one of the best luxury business hotels around the globe. Our guests experience Moscow's rich historical and culture heritage combined with industry leading first class standards and services. In addition we must thank our owners Zarakh Iliev and God Nisanov who have continually worked hard to provide a superior, world class product. Without this dedication awards like this would not be possible," continued Nitschke.
"We are very proud of the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow.The award is a fantastic achievement for this flagship's team, and a milestone for the development of Radisson to a leading global brand," commented Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor, the operator of the property.
The World Travel Awards has been described as the "Oscars of the travel industry" (Wall Street Journal). It was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Votes are cast by 213,000 travel professionals including travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in more than 160 countries.
The Radisson Royal hotel in Moscow is one of the legendary "Seven Sisters"- the Soviet skyscrapers masterminded by Stalin. Designed by leading Soviet architects Arkady Mordvinov and Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky, the monumental 34-storey-building was constructed between 1949 and 1957. The property reopened its doors in April 2010 after an extensive 3-years renovation and now features 497 elegant guest rooms and suites as well as 38 serviced apartments. The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow also offers a dedicated Executive Floor with personalized service and the hotel's 13 versatile meeting rooms offer an elegant venue for conferences and events. Two conference and banqueting halls are spread across 450 square meters and host up to 280 guests for a cocktail reception and up to 150 for a gala dinner. The business centre features state-of-the-art technical equipment, and staff is available to assist with any request. Delegates can use free high-speed internet and the hotel library.
Guests at the Radisson Royal Hotel enjoy fine dining in Moscow without ever leaving the grounds with nine restaurants and bars located on the premises. The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow also offers the opportunity for a lunch or dinner on the Moskva River with Yacht Restaurants running from the hotel along the most picturesque sights of the Russian Capital.
The rooms and public spaces of the building are decorated with a collection of paintings, which comprise of more than 1,200 original works by Russian artists created in the first half of the 20th century.
About Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts:
Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts (formerly Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts), part of The Rezidor Hotel Group, offers first class service, providing guests with a contemporary, upscale hospitality experience. Radisson Blu has received numerous awards for Best Hotel Chain and is renowned for its "Yes I Can!" spirit of service and the "100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee". September 2005 saw the roll out of a free broadband service across the portfolio - the first international hotel chain to offer this service. Radisson Blu currently includes almost 250 hotels either in operation or under development and more than 58,000 rooms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including hotels in Berlin, hotel Madrid, hotels in Stockholm and hotel Berlin.
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