Carlson Rezidor to Open Three New Hotels in the UAE

Three new hotels are on their way to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, whose Rezidor hotel company announced its signing of the trio this week.

"The UAE is a key strategic market for us," said Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and CEO of Rezidor. "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 Emirates' 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 ongoing journey and support this fast-growing sector together with our experienced regional partners."

The first of Rezidor's new hotels in the region will be the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, which will open in the second quarter of 2017 within Dubai's new waterfront business district, Dubai Water Canal. It will have 432 guest rooms and over 3,200 square feet of meeting space, not to mention several dining experiences, including one all-day dining restaurant and bar, a Scottish bar, and a steakhouse and cocktail bar.

Also located in the Dubai Water Canal will be the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View. Opening in the first quarter of 2018, it will have 188 guest rooms, a business center, a 400-square-foot meeting room, an 1,100-square-foot banquet hall, a gymnasium, several shops, and four restaurants.

Finally, there's the Park Inn by Radisson Resort on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island, opening in the second quarter of 2017 on Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah's first manmade archipelago. It will have 408 guest rooms across two beachfront buildings, as well as three restaurants, a swimming pool, a spa, and an unspecified amount of meeting and event space.

Concluded Elie Younes, executive vice president and chief development officer of Rezidor, "With these three new signings, we are adding over 1,000 rooms to our portfolio in the UAE and further improving our brand awareness in the country, whilst expanding our offering to our guests and further improving the business efficiencies to our investment partners."

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