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Carlson Rezidor Signs with GHV Hospitality India to Develop Radisson Mumbai Andheri MIDC in Maharashtra

NEW DELHI, IN. November 1, 2017 – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the entry of its upscale hotel brand Radisson in Mumbai, Maharashtra with the signing of a 112-key hotel located in the Andheri suburb of the city. The signing of Radisson Mumbai Andheri MIDC, in the key, strategic city of Mumbai is set to accelerate Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s overall growth and expansion plans in the country. The hotel is being developed in partnership with GHV Hospitality India Private Limited, and will be managed by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“We are delighted to sign the management agreement for Radisson Mumbai Andheri MIDC which is significant to us in many ways. Radisson is a firmly established global brand with over 200 hotels in operation and development throughout the world. The brand inspires service standards of the highest level and is very well positioned to serve the bustling market of Mumbai. I thank GHV Hospitality India Private Limited for partnering with us in this unique opportunity to introduce the brand to Mumbai,” said Raj Rana, chief executive officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“Radisson is a strong and well-established brand in India and we feel proud to be associated with it. We are happy with the professionalism and market expertise demonstrated by the brand and confident of the operational competence that Carlson Rezidor brings to the table. We are looking forward to successful returns on our investment overtime,” said Mehttab Siddiqui, chief operating officer, GHV Hospitality India Private Limited.

Radisson has become one of the best-recognized hotel brands, offering an upscale hotel experience for business and leisure guests. The World of Radisson features solutions that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee. Radisson hotels are located in major urban and suburban settings, leisure destinations, airports, and business districts throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean. Every staff member has a passion for Yes I Can!SM hospitality, the signature service philosophy of Radisson, which ensures the total well-being and satisfaction of each guest.

Radisson Mumbai Andheri MIDC is located in MIDC; one of the prominent industrial zones of Mumbai and home to numerous successful manufacturing units. The hotel is located 2.5 kilometers from the Mumbai International Airport and is expected to generate corporate as well as leisure demand due to its excellent location. The hotel’s location offers easy access to major residential and infrastructural developments, commercial buildings, retail, and health care facilities. The hotel constitutes pre-function and function space of approximately 500 square meters, a fitness center and swimming pool. The hotel is expected to be operational by 2019.

Carlson Rezidor currently holds a portfolio of 140 hotels in operation and under development across 60 Indian cities, including 16 state capitals.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel companies and includes 1,440 hotels in operation and under development with more than 230,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 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. Guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, a program that redefines hotel rewards with a collection of exceptional benefits, services, and privileges at more than 1,000 hotels worldwide. Over 95,000 people are employed in Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group hotel systems and the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Singapore, and Brussels. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.

Contact:
Sumika Rajput
srajput@carlsonrezidor.com
+91 124 4723 300

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