Radisson goes to New Zealand

Radisson Hotel Group has signed its “biggest hotel management deal in 2019 in Australasia” to enter New Zealand with four new hotels comprising 777 keys and covering three brands, namely, Radisson Blu, Radisson Red and Park Inn by Radisson.

Four agreements with subsidiaries of NZ Horizons and Remarkables Hotel, the privately-owned companies specialising in hotel development in New Zealand’s South Island, will lead to the launch of brand new Radisson Blu and Radisson Red hotels in Queenstown, and Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels at Lake Tekapo.

A rendering of Radisson Blu Resort Lake Tekapo, which is one of four hotels the hospitality group will be opening in New Zealand

Slated to open in 2021 and 2022, the four new properties will add a total of 777 rooms to New Zealand’s hospitality sector.

In Queenstown, Radisson Blu Hotel Queenstown, Remarkables Park and Radisson Red Queenstown, Remarkables Park will sit side by side in a new low-rise development, which will be close to the city’s international airport and within walking distance to a planned convention centre and the proposed cable car that will directly connect to the Remarkables ski fields.

The 171-key Radisson Blu Hotel Queenstown, Remarkables Park will house facilities like an executive lounge, F&B outlets, a fitness centre and an event space, whereas the 257-room Radisson Red Queenstown, Remarkables Park will feature an art-inspired lobby, F&B outlets, a 24-hour fitness centre and meeting spaces. Both properties are scheduled to open in 4Q2022.

In Lake Tekapo, a new low-rise hotel complex will host the 112-room Park Inn by Radisson Lake Tekapo, which is on track to open in 2Q2021, and the 237-room Radisson Blu Resort Lake Tekapo, which will follow in 4Q2022.

The Radisson Blu resort will feature facilities such as an executive lounge, multiple restaurants and bars, a fitness centre, spa, heated indoor swimming pool, and conference and banqueting space.

The two Queenstown hotels are being developed by Remarkables Hotel while the Lake Tekapo properties are being created by Tekapo Lake Resort and Tekapo Sky Hotel, both subsidiaries of NZ Horizons.

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