Radisson Hotel Group Americas (RHGA) has revealed the signing and opening of a portfolio of eight Radisson Individuals hotels throughout Colombia and Panama. The portfolio is owned and operated by Faranda Hotels.
The eight properties have already opened as Radisson Individuals and advanced negotiations are underway to sign additional properties in the Caribbean and Latin America with Faranda Hotels.
“We are thrilled to build this exciting new relationship with Faranda Hotels and welcome these extraordinary hotels to the Radisson Hotel Group Americas family,” said Paul Adan, managing director, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), RHGA. “This portfolio signing marks a major milestone as we introduce Radisson Individuals to Latin America. This brand is certain to fuel RHGA’s growth in the region, as it makes it easy for existing upper-upscale independent hotels to affiliate to one of the largest hotel companies in the world. The Faranda Hotels portfolio is also certain to add tremendous value to our Radisson Rewards Americas program, as it will offer our members fantastic resort options. We are very grateful for Onirius Hospitality, which is based in Colombia, for brokering this transaction.”
Among the hotels within the portfolio are two landmark properties in both Colombia and Panama. This includes Hotel Caribe by Faranda Grand (pictured above), the first hotel to open in Cartagena back in 1945 just steps away from Bocagrande Beach, as well as Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand in Panama City, known for its event space with 25 meeting rooms to accommodate 5,000 guests. Three boutique hotels are opening within the historic Walled City in Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hotels will also open in Bogota, Barranquilla and Cali, with the opening in Cali marking the reintroduction of Radisson Hotel Group Americas in this market.
“Joining the Radisson Individuals brand was the perfect opportunity for us to affiliate our portfolio of hotels to the Radisson Hotel Group Americas system, while maintaining the unique identity and signature style our guests expect from our hotels,” said Carlos Fernandez, chief commercial officer, Faranda Hotels. “We are excited to debut this remarkable brand in Latin America and create memorable moments for all our guests.”