Rezidor Hotel Group: Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown



The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces
the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown. The property featuring 220 rooms is scheduled to
open in early 2011.

It is Rezidor’s 4th Radisson Blu Hotel in the Emirate – the group
already manages the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, the Radisson Blu Residence,
Dubai Marina, and the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media 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
Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “We see a promising potential especially for
business travellers, and the new hotel benefits from an excellent location near the main
commercial areas”, continues Ritter.

Dubai Downtown is the new hub of Dubai hosting top attractions including the tallest
tower in the world, one of the world’s largest malls, Dubai Mall, the waterfall
promenade and Souk Al Bahar.

The hotel also borders  Business Bay, a mega project
covering an area of 6 million square meters, which is designed to be the new centre of
Dubai commerce. Key destinations including Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International
and Exhibition Centre, and Dubai International Financial Centre (the world’s fastest
growing international financial centre) are within a few minutes’ drive from the hotel’s

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown will be located on the upper floors of a mixed
used building located at walking distance from Dubai Mall and 10 kilometres from the
international airport. It comprises 198 contemporary rooms and 22 suites – all equipped
with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access. Guests
will also benefit from an all day dining-restaurant, a speciality restaurant, a pub, 2
bars (including a rooftop pool bar), and a sophisticated Business Class Lounge. Meeting
facilities will include 6 conference rooms, 2 board rooms, and a business centre – and
for those combining business and leisure travel, the hotel will have a swimming pool and
a gym/spa.

Some rooms will offer breathtaking views of Burj Khalifa, with 828 metres the world’s
tallest tower which was completed in early 2010. The tower is within walking distance –
as well as Dubai Mall featuring 1,200 retail outlets, a 220-store Gold Souk, and more
than 150 food and beverage outlets.

For further information please contact
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication The Rezidor Hotel Group
+32 2 702 9331,

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication, The Rezidor Hotel Group
+32 2 702 9241,

About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The
group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development
with more than 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, RegentHotels & Resorts, Park
Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa,along with the
goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence
agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and
develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies
is the main shareholder.

The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

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