Radisson Hotel Group Americas has made signings in Chile and Suriname to grow its footprint in the regions.
The company signed the Radisson Blu Plaza el Bosque Santiago in Santiago, Chile, a 15-floor, 276-room property located in the Nueva Las Condes district, Santiago’s newest financial district. The hotel opened in 2014 and is currently operating as Hotel Plaza el Bosque Nueva Las Condes. It is set to open under the Radisson Blu brand in the first half of 2022.
“We are very excited to be adding another exceptional Radisson Blu property in South America in partnership with Hoteles Plaza El Bosque,” said Paul Adan, managing director, CALA. “Together, our teams are well-positioned to make Radisson Blu Plaza el Bosque Santiago a relaxing, stylish and comfortable stay for all who visit Santiago.”
As part of its transformation to a Radisson Blu, the hotel will be making upgrades to its rooms and common areas to provide guests with enhanced levels of comfort and style. Renovations will be complemented with new procedures and investments in technology to meet the new standards of travel and protect hotel guests and staff alike.
“This strategic franchise alliance allows us to bring to market the best combination of our local expertise and the international recognition of a powerful brand like Radisson Blu,” said Nicolás López, executive director, Hoteles Plaza El Bosque. “We have spent 30 successful years in the Chilean market and this new partnership reinforces our commitment to providing our clients with the best experiences and service.”
RHG Americas also signed an international license agreement for Radisson Hotel Paramaribo with ownership group Kersten Hotelmaatschappij N.V., a fully owned subsidiary of C. Kersten en Co. N.V. The Kersten Group was founded in 1768 and is an established, diversified, and sustainable group of companies in the republic of Suriname, situated in the Northern part of South America.
The license agreement marks Radisson Hotel Group Americas’ first hotel in Suriname. The hotel’s location in Suriname’s capital city, Paramaribo, is near both the Suriname River and North Atlantic coast featuring Dutch colonial architecture and vibrant culture.
Prior to its anticipated opening in Q2 2023, the hotel is undergoing an extensive $8-million renovation to provide state-of-the-art amenities and a chic modern design to its guests.
“We’re so proud to be introducing the Radisson brand to Suriname, offering our guests a unique destination with lush rain forests, beautiful coastal views and a rich history,” said Frances Gonzalez, VP, operations, Latin America, Radisson Hotel Group Americas. “Our team is dedicated to driving growth in South America and the Caribbean with outstanding hotels catering to every type of traveler while creating memorable moments during their stay.”
The hotel will offer an anticipated 126 guestrooms, including suites. Guests will be able to enjoy an outdoor pool, fitness center and the brand’s signature RBG Restaurant. The hotel will also serve as a venue for meetings and special events in its multi-purpose ballroom and conference rooms. Located in the center of Paramaribo, the hotel is within walking distance to the downtown shopping area, restaurants and bars.