Monday, 19 December 2016

TURKEY: Rezidor Hotel Group Acquires Radisson Blu Hotel Trabzon

The Rezidor Hotel Group, a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has signed the Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon in Turkey.

The newly built hotel is the latest addition to the group’s Turkish portfolio of 22 hotels in operation and under development.

The hotel will open in Q2 2018 featuring 162 rooms, meeting rooms and a spa equipped with a swimming pool. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon will also have a large rooftop bar and café with views over the city and Boztepe Park, adjacent to the hotel.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group executive vice president and chief development officer Elie Younes said in the statement: "This signing is in line with our growth strategy in Turkey where we are a leading player. We are pleased to enter the Trabzon market which is lacking internationally branded hotels and offers great opportunities. We look forward to further supporting travel & tourism in the city and the country together with our experienced partners."

Karadeniz Orme Sanayi Ve Dis Ticaret A.S, owner of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon added: “With the successful opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ordu, and addition of the new Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon, we are pleased to expand our portfolio with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. As the main city on the coastline of the Black Sea, Trabzon offers enormous potential as a business and leisure destination. The city is a major trade centre as well as the capital of the Trabzon province, and thus a perfect fit for a global upper upscale hotel brand like Radisson Blu.”

Trabzon's cultural highlights include several museums, the Trabzon Castle as well as the home of the first Turkish president - all open for visitors. There are also several monasteries of interest in the local area and the hotel is located very close to the city centre. There are development plans in Trabzon, including building an artificial island to further attract tourism to the Black Sea.