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April 10, 2014

Carlson Rezidor to Open Resort in Udaipur, India

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced that the Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa will open in May this year.

TTG Asia reported that the 240-room hotel will be located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake in Ambamata, close to the city center and less than an hour’s drive from the airport. The hotel will offer an outdoor swimming pool, a lawn tennis court, a spa, a fitness center and four F&B options – an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, lobby bar and lounge and poolside bar. Guests will also have access to 1,782 square feet of meeting space and a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 people.

Recently, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel group announced plans to open 200 hotels in India by 2020, and also plans on introducing its new Radisson Red and Quorvus Collection brands to the county soon. These new additions represent a push by Radisson to occupy all markets, with the company looking to Tier II and capital cities for new locations.

"Currently we have 66 operating hotels in India," Raj Rana, CEO, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, told Hospitality Biz India. "We have 42 projects in the pipeline. For these we are mainly be focusing on secondary and tertiary markets in India. Thirty-five percent of our projects in the pipeline will target the mid-market segment. We are also looking at religious cities or SEC zones. Our focus in the next five years is to mainly expand Park inn and Country Inn properties in the country.” 

Rana also said that in May a new property will be launching in Guwahati, with subsequent properties in Cochin, Ajmer, Vishakhapatnam and Mysore on the way.

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