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Rezidor signs deal for three new hotels in the UAE

Properties planned for Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah are scheduled to open in 2017 and 2018

Rezidor signs deal for three new hotels in the UAE

Hotel operator Rezidor announces the signing of three new properties in the UAE to open during 2017 and 2018.

The company said in a statement that the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront and the Park Inn by Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island will welcome their first guests in the second quarter of 2017 while the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View will open its doors in the first quarter of 2018.

Wolfgang M Neumann, president and CEO of Rezidor, said: “The UAE is a key strategic market for us. Dubai, the world’s fourth most visited city in 2015 with 14.2 million overnight visitors has been on an unprecedented growth journey for the last decade. The emirate’s ambition is to hit 20 million visitors by 2020 and position the country as both a world-class business and leisure destination.

"We want to contribute to the on-going journey and support this fast-growing sector together with our experienced regional partners."

With the three new signings, the company will add more than 1,000 rooms in the UAE.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront will comprise 432 rooms including designer suites. It will offer several dining experiences, including a Makar Scottish bar and the brand’s signature FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View comprises 188 rooms and 16 suites, a meeting and conference area, a business centre and a banquet hall.

In Ras Al Khaimah, the Park Inn by Radisson Resort on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island will offer 408 rooms, one all dining restaurant, two restaurants, one lobby café and one lobby bar. Extensive meeting and event spaces are planned, such as other facilities including a swimming pool and a spa.

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