Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced plans to open 17 new hotels across the Middle East this year.
The global hotel operator’s new venture will add over 3,000 rooms to its current portfolio of 8,500 rooms in the Middle East region.
Rezidor Hotel Group Area vice president, Middle East & Turkey Mark Willis said:”2017 is the year of hotel openings and a very exciting period for the group.
“We are especially pleased to see the geographical spread of our growth across the region in key markets such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and also increase our brand presence across our entire portfolio; the iconic and stylish Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, our fresh and energetic mid-market hotel brand and our exciting new lifestyle select Radisson Red brand.”
Willis said the new builds will see the company on track to have 100 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation across the region by 2020.
The hotel rooms will be concentrated across the UAE and Saudi Arabia.