Carlson Rezidor further strengthens its network in France by announcing the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Bordeaux

Brussels, Belgium, 2014-12-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Rezidor, one of the largest and most  dynamic hotel groups worldwide, further strengthens its network in France by  announcing the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Bordeaux. The new urban resort will  feature 125 rooms and a large spa and Balneotherapy area – it is scheduled to  welcome the first guests in Q2 2017.

“Radisson Blu is the largest upper upscale  brand in France, and we are delighted to add a further flagship to our contemporary  portfolio. Bordeaux is an increasingly important leisure and business  destination in the South West of France – we look forward to being part of the  dynamic development of the city”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO  of Rezidor.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa will be  built north of Bordeaux’s city centre as part of “Les Bassins à Flots”, a  mixed-used complex which is currently the largest real estate development in  France; facilitated by four governmental organisations. The site will comprise  4,000 residences and 250,000 square meters of commercial space – including the  “Cité des Civilisations du Vin” which will open in 2016 and is estimated to  attract more than 450,000 visitors per year.

The hotel, designed by “King Kong Architects” based in Bordeaux, is developed by REDMAN, a French real estate development company, and will be led by one of its subsidiaries. “With this hotel, REDMAN is positioned as one of the very first hotel developers in France, and strengthens the position of its real estate development structure in Bordeaux”, commented Nicolas Ponson, CEO of REDMAN Group.

The hotel will be located just across the  “Cité des Civilisations du Vin”. Besides 125 stylish guest rooms with Radisson  Blu signature services like free high speed internet access it will offer a  breakfast restaurant, a dinner restaurant, a lobby bar, and a sky bar with  panoramic views over Bordeaux and the river Garonne. Meeting facilities will  comprise five conference rooms and a ball room. On a surface of more than 1,500  square meters, the urban resort will offer a spa and a Balneotherapy area  including ice tunnel, hammam and sauna. Balneotherapy – wellness and medical  treatments by bathing – is unique and popular in Bordeaux and the surrounding  region.

Bordeaux is the capital city of the Aquitaine  region – and the wine capital city of the world, hosting the most important  international wine fair “Vinexpo”. Other economic activities include aeronautic  industries, scientific research, universities, and tourism: The historic city  centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bordeaux is served by the  international airport of Bordeaux Mérignac which is 12km away from the Radisson  Blu Hotel & Spa.

About  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel  Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes  more than 1,350 hotels in operation and under development totaling 180,000  rooms and a footprint spanning 105 countries and territories. The Carlson  Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection,  Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®,  Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM.  In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the  most rewarding loyalty programs. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group employs 88,000  people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels,  Belgium. Visit for more  information.

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