Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, announces the signing of seven new hotels in the second quarter of 2013. These deals are for Radisson Blu, Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels and will strengthen Carlson Rezidor’s presence in gateway cities like Shanghai, as well as emerging cities and leisure destinations such Noida and Gorai Island in India. The signings also include a hotel in the holiday destination of Batam, marking Carlson Rezidor’s entry into the Indonesian market.
“Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific closed the second quarter of 2013 on a strong note, especially in the key market of India, where 25% of all the deals signed in Q2 were for Carlson Rezidor hotels according to Horwarth’s Q2 Hotel Deal Signing Report. These seven new deals place us in good stead as we build our portfolio in Indonesia, grow our presence in China and reinforce our leadership position in India. We are continuing to take the lead in India and expect to open eight more new hotels in India before year end,”said Simon C. Barlow, President, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Radisson Batam is a 222-key hotel located on the Indonesian island of Batam, which is a popular leisure destination for Singaporeans as it lies just 20km from Singapore’s southern coast and is well served by ferry connections. The hotel is part of Bukit Indah Sukajadi, a 220-ha development with an 18-hole golf course, 1,700 residential units, offices and commercial and retail spaces. It is also close to Nagoya town, Batam Center, which is a hub for corporate and government offices, and Muka Kuning Batamindo industrial park. Radisson Batam is expected to open in the second half of 2015. (TraveldailynewsAsia)