Radisson Blu hotel announced for downtown Dubai

DUBAI The Rezidor Hotel Group announces Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown. The 220-key property, scheduled to open in early 2011, will be the fourth Radisson Blu Hotel in the city.

“Despite the slowdown, Dubai continues to have the highest RevPAR worldwide and is an interesting market for Rezidor, and one of our focus areas in the Middle East”, says Rezidor President and CEO Kurt Ritter. “We see a promising potential, especially for business travelers, and the new hotel benefits from an excellent location near the main commercial areas.”

Dubai Downtown hosts several top attractions, including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, the waterfall promenade and Souk Al Bahar. The hotel also borders Business Bay, a commercial development project covering an area of 6 million sq. m.

The hotel will be located on the upper floors of a mixed-use building. It will include an all-day restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a pub, two bars, a rooftop pool and a business lounge. Meeting facilities will include six conference rooms and two boardrooms.