Posted by Neil King
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's fastest growing hotel companies, has announced it is to open the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Downtown early next year.
Featuring 220 rooms and various restaurants and bars, the hotel will be Rezidor's fourth Radisson Blu Hotel in the emirate, with the group already managing the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, the Radisson Blu Residence, Dubai Marina, and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City.
"Despite the slowdown, Dubai continues to have the highest revenue per available room (RevPAR) worldwide and is an interesting market for Rezidor - and one of our focus areas in the Middle East", said Kurt Ritter, president of Rezidor.
"We see a promising potential especially for business travellers, and the new hotel benefits from an excellent location near the main commercial areas."
Dubai Downtown hosts a range of major attractions including the Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world.
Rezidor currently operates 25 hotels in the Middle East region with a further 16 in the development pipeline.