The Origin of Radisson Blu
The iconic Radisson Hotels of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group exude finesse and style, which is reflected in the luxurious stay offered to its guests across the globe. 1909 saw the establishment of the first Radisson hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. Curt Carlson bought the property in 1962 and it still belongs to the Carlson family.
Radisson SAS was born in 1994 from the partnership of SAS International Hotels (SIH) and the Radisson hotels chain for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Radisson SAS made its mark in the hospitality industry by setting up innovative gourmet hotels around the world (mostly in countries outside the United States) that catered to the requirements of their guests in keeping with the modern times. This chain of hotels was renamed Radisson Blu in 2010 when the partnership of its major stakeholders fell apart. Since then it has seen an exponential growth in its realm and is now making its presence felt in the Asia Pacific and Americas as the creator of stylish, suave and contemporary luxury destinations. The dining experience at these gourmet hotels is unparalleled as the culinary spaces have been designed to give a unique touch to each hotel.
A Unique Experience at the Radisson Blu
The Radisson Blu brand takes pride in the fact that its properties have been designed to provide an exclusive experience to its guests. Set up in prime locations in major cities, desirable destinations and airport gateways (and normally housed in historic buildings). These individual hotels are known for their ‘edgy’ design. This implies that the accommodation is more in the style of a boutique hotel wherein each room has a different look unlike the identikit formula of other luxury brands that that have nothing new to offer when compared to each other. Not only are the Radisson Blu hotels known for their stylish and sophisticated layout and presentation, but they are also known for catering to the individual needs of their savvy guests. For instance,
- If you are planning a family holiday in the UK or Ireland, you can take advantage of hotel deals that offer a free stay and food for your children when you check into Radisson Blu London hotels.
- If you are a frequent traveller, then you will need to be as close to an airport as possible. Choose to check into one of the Radisson Blu’s airport hotels and you can’t go far wrong. Most major cities major cities in the UK and Ireland have one including Dublin, London Stansted (don’t forget to check out the stunning Wine Tower) and Manchester. Park your car at the hotel for the duration of your holiday and utilise the free shuttle service to and from the airport. What more could you possibly ask for?!
- If you are worried about your daily fitness regime while travelling to another city, then you can utilize the Blu Routes that are meticulously planned cycling or running routes which start and end at Radisson Blu hotels. They are an excellent means of exploring the city you are staying in while adhering to your regular exercise routine. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin in Ireland and Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh in UK are two such hotels that have several Blu Routes of different lengths and difficulty levels.
Last but not least is the fact that you will feel right at home with the warm hospitality of the hotel staff that follows the ethos of putting the comfort and needs of their guests above everything else. So, if you are looking for a stay at an iconic destination where you can expect individual attention from the staff, unique facilities, gourmet cuisine and boutique hotel styling then the Radisson Blu chain would be a pretty safe bet!