Radisson Hotel Group to enter New Zealand with four new hotels

Radisson Hotel Group to enter New Zaland with four new hotels
Image: Artist’s impression of Radisson Blu Resort Lake Tekapo’s lobby

Radisson Hotel Group has signed hotel management deal to enter New Zealand with four new-build properties comprising 777 keys and covering three industry-leading brands: Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson.

This is the biggest hotel management deal in 2019 in Australasia, said Radisson Hotel Group in a press release.

Four agreements with subsidiaries of NZ Horizons Limited and Remarkables Hotel Limited, the privately-owned companies specializing 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.

The four new properties are scheduled to open in 2021 and 2022, adding a total of 777 comfortable, well-appointed rooms and an array of international amenities to New Zealand’s booming hospitality sector.

In Queenstown, the group will open Radisson Blu Hotel, Queenstown Remarkables Park and Radisson RED Queenstown Remarkables Park hotels.

Scheduled to open in Q4, 2022, the 171-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Queenstown Remarkables Park and the 257-room Radisson RED Queenstown Remarkables Park will open on the same date.

In Lake Tekapo, a scenic area located in the Mackenzie Region, midway between Queenstown and Christchurch, the group will open the 112-room Park Inn by Radisson Lake Tekapo in Q2, 2021 and the 237-room Radisson Blu Resort, Lake Tekapo in Q4, 2022.

“New Zealand is a spectacular destination that is growing in popularity among the world’s travelers, especially from Asia’s emerging markets. There is still a shortage of internationally branded accommodation in the South Island of the country however, so we are delighted to introduce four outstanding hotels and three of our original brands to New Zealand for the first time. We look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the country’s tourism industry in the coming years,commented Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.