Date: August 2018
Location: Granary Island, Gdansk, Poland
Name: Radisson Hotel & Suites Gdansk – opening Late 2018, with Phase 2 in April 2019
No. of Keys: 142 incl 12 junior suites, 5 full suites and 4 apartments. Phase 2 will take the room count to 350.
Buyer: Zbigniew Nowak, a Polish entrepreneur based in Gdańsk, and founder and owner of Deo Plaza, a building complex that will feature a hotel, residential apartments and host a wide range of shops and restaurants.
The hotel will be the first Radisson branded property in a CEE country.
In March 2018, the group announced its plan to rollout Radisson, the upscale hotel brand, across EMEA – and this is the first hotel to open in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE). The new Radisson will bring the group’s portfolio to 16 hotels (3,500+ rooms) in operation or under development in Poland said Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group,
The upscale, full-service hotel will deliver Scandinavian-inspired hospitality and complement our Radisson Blu hotel in Gdańsk, ranked as the third most visited city in Poland based on airport arrivals, and a popular summer destination for leisure travelers, including families.
Gdańsk is an important industrial and economic centre on the Baltic Coast in the north of Poland, and a vital part of the Tri-City metropolitan area – a region that generates a significant portion of the nation’s GDP and has seen a major rise in tourist arrivals in recent years.
It’s also one of the most rapidly developing urban and business centres in the country, with a fast-growing MICE sector making the city a key location for business travellers.
Zbigniew Nowak, a Polish entrepreneur based in Gdańsk, and founder and owner of Deo Plaza, said: “We believe that our collaboration with such an experienced operator like Radisson Hotel Group will provide international reach and world-class services for the hotel and its meetings and event facilities.
The hotel will feature a range of leisure facilities, including a lobby bar, all-day dining restaurant, gym, spa and swimming pool. Meetings and events will also be well catered for, with 1,000sqm of space set across a ballroom, four function rooms, seven meeting rooms and a separate area that can be used as a foyer or a function space.
Located on the historic Granary Island in Gdańsk, the Radisson Hotel & Suites will enjoy a prime location in the city – ‘just a bridge’ away from the historic center and many other tourist attractions. Dlugi Targ, the main shopping and restaurant district in the city, is also only 100m away. The main train station is 1.5km from the hotel (providing connections to Warsaw and Krakow), while Gdańsk International Airport is 17km from the hotel.
THPT Comment: Well done Radisson for this continued expansion to the CEE and welcome to new partner, Nowak Group.
First Seen: Radisson website