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Newsletter December 2011


Rezidor Hotel Group Enters Greece

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has announced the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athens.

The existing Athens Park Hotel will be rebranded as Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens by mid December 2011. The 152-room property is Rezidor's very first hotel in Greece—the company is now present in 65 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

"Despite the recent crisis and still challenging times in Greece, hotels in the capital city Athens perform well. We are glad to arrive in the country and that we are able to further strengthen the development of our core, upper upscale brand Radisson Blu in South East Europe," said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.

"Our hotel is a leading deluxe property in Athens, operating for 35 years. The unique, modern and innovative design is inspired by an urban nature concept. We look forward to joining the Radisson Blu family and to starting a fruitful international cooperation," said Vassilis and Mary Deverikos, owners of the hotel.

The future Radisson Blu hotel was fully renovated in 2009/2010. Further renovations are also planned for 2012. Currently, the property comprises 152 guest rooms, Gallo Nero restaurant, The Oak Room Bar, St' Astra rooftop restaurant, and two conference rooms. It also features a rooftop swimming pool with stunning views across Athens and its famous Acropolis.

The location of the hotel is in the northern part of the city centre, on Alexandras Avenue, which is one of the city's main avenues and offers excellent access to the airport and surrounding area. The hotel is situated opposite "Pedion Areos," Athens' largest park, and next to the National Archaeological Museum. The immediate neighborhood was redeveloped for the 2004 Olympics and is home to many offices and embassies. Athens' old centre, the Acropolis, numerous museums and Kolonaki Square are all within walking distance.