ORLANDO, FL – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Orlando, Fla., the expansion of Radisson Blu in Latin America with three hotels: Radisson Blu Santiago, La Dehesa in Chile as well as Radisson Blu San Andrés Resort & Spa and Radisson Blu ar Santa Marta Resort & Spa in Colombia.
“Radisson Blu has a global presence with over 280 hotels in operation throughout the world and we see great potential for the brand in Latin America,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Carlson Rezidor already has a strong footprint with over 50 hotels in operation and under development in Latin America and a leading position in Brazil and Chile and now in Colombia with the addition of these hotels.”
Radisson Petra La Dehesa Hotel will undergo a transformation and become Radisson Blu Santiago, La Dehesa by the first quarter of 2016. The transformation will include enhancements to the guest rooms, public areas and food and beverage outlets. The 105-room hotel offers a mix of guest rooms and suites in a location that is ideal for business and leisure travelers. The hotel offers flexible meeting and event space, as well as a full-service spa and health club and is in close proximity to excellent shopping, numerous popular attractions, several world-class vineyards, excellent skiing and nature excursions.
Radisson Blu San Andrés Resort & Spa is a new-build hotel located on the Caribbean island of San Andrés, known for its marine life, white sand beaches and coral reef diving. The beachfront hotel is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016 and will be a boutique resort with 77 suites, each with their own individual plunge pools. The resort will offer two restaurants, several bars including a pool bar and large terrace bar overlooking the beach, a full-service spa and fitness center.
Radisson Blu ar Santa Marta Resort & Spa located in Santa Marta, Colombia is also a new-build hotel and will open in 2017. The 190-room resort will offer two restaurants, one poolside and a themed restaurant and bar on the rooftop terrace. The resort will offer 17,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service spa and fitness facilities making it a great destination for business and leisure travelers alike. Radisson Blu ar Santa Marta Resort & Spa will offer guests a truly upscale and stylish experience in one of the most historic and romantic cities in Colombia.
Radisson Blu is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries. Iconic, stylish and sophisticated, Radisson Blu hotels and resorts provide a full range of innovative design led products and services, delivering genuine and relevant guest experiences with a distinctive Yes I Can!SM philosophy.
Acclaimed hotels currently in the Americas include: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago; Radisson Blu Mall of America; Radisson Blu Philadelphia, Warwick and Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown.