Tag Archives: 2020

The Fern goes overseas with first launch in Kathmandu

The Fern Hotels & Resorts has opened its first overseas property under The Fern Residency brand in Kathmandu, Nepal. Though the company has been managing hotels in the Himalayan kingdom for a while now, it is for the first time that the company has forayed out of the country under its own brand. The hotel is located in the heart of the city and offers a total of 58 guest rooms. Commenting on the new hotel, Suhail Kannampilly, the COO of the company, said, “We are delighted to offer guests visiting Nepal the Fern experience in Kathmandu and to enjoy the advantages of our environmentally sensitive brand. It is no mean achievement to take an Indian brand overseas and we want to further consolidate our position in India as well as internationally, to get to our target of 100 hotels by 2020.” With this opening, the tally of the hotels managed by the group under The Fern Residency goes up to 23 hotels. Overall, this is the 53rd hotel which is being managed by the group.

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Rezidor Hotel Group signs new hotel in Lithuania

Rezidor Hotel Group, part of Radisson Hotel Group, has signed the Park Inn by Radisson Vilnius Airport Hotel & Business Center. Expected to open in 2020, this 120-room hotel will be the group’s sixth hotel in operation in Lithuania and the fourth in the city. The group operates two Radisson Blu hotels in the city already and plans to add a Radisson RED. Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio in the entire Baltics States rises to 18 hotels with more than 4100 rooms. The Park Inn by Radisson Vilnius Airport Hotel, located within the VNO Business and Retail Park, is just 300 metres from the Vilnius International Airport and six kilometres from the city centre. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, The Rezidor Hotel Group, says, “These are exciting times for Park Inn by Radisson, our upper midscale brand which is gaining fantastic momentum across Europe. It is a perfect contrasting fit for the baroque city of Vilnius. The area around Vilnius Airport is a fast-developing commercial zone, and Vilnius itself has been ranked one of Europe’s most promising cities for growing business with a focus on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Demand has been increasing in the city year-on-year, and the Park Inn by Radisson Vilnius Airport Hotel & Business Center will showcase our commitment to making every moment matter for visitors to Lithuania.”

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Radisson RED Riga, Latvia, to open by 2020

The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed the first Radisson RED in Riga, Latvia, in collaboration with the Astor Group. The hotel will be located on Elizabetes iela, in the heart of the city. The 220-room Radisson RED Riga is expected to open its doors by 2020. The hotel will be situated in close proximity to the railway station and just ten kilometres from the largest international airport in the Baltic States. It is also within walking distance of Riga’s historic centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. “Radisson RED will add a new vibe to Riga. Our lifestyle select brand complements our leading presence in the market and dominant position within the Baltic States. It offers a unique experience to our guests and a compelling value proposition to owners and developers,” says Elie Younes, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, The Rezidor Hotel Group.

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