Date: April 2018
Location: Times Square, New York City and Anaheim, California – USA
Names: Radisson Hotel New York City opening 2019 and Radisson Blu Anaheim opening 2020
No. of Keys: 320 (NY) and 326
Developer: NY – Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group, who have a number of hotels in NY.
Most of McSam’s hotels are in Midtown, and a many of them are targeted towards the budget traveler. McSam uses architects Gene Kaufman and Michael Kang for many of its projects, such as 344 West 36th Street.
Ken Greene, Radisson Hotel Group president, Americas, said, “I think it’s huge in terms of our opportunity to reposition and refresh the Radisson brand. It starts with improving the quality of the system, but it takes a billboard property like a Times Square property to represent that mission.”
The Radisson Blu Anaheim will be located a half-mile from Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
A new-build hotel by developer Walter Bowen of BPM Real Estate Group of Portland, Oregon, is expected to be open by Summer 2020 with 326 guestrooms. It will be the tallest hotel in Anaheim at 12 stories.
Cost likely to be in the region of US$168m
Cost per Key: US$515,337
BPM are largely commercial/office developers, based in Portland, Oregon, as well as Senior Living (6 sites in Western US) and started in 1977.
The announcement was made at Radisson’s Americas Business Conference in Orlando, Florida.
THPT Comment: These signings drive Radisson Hotel Group toward the company’s goal of adding 13,000 across EMEA and 56,000 more rooms across the Americas and Asia Pacific by 2022.
First Seen: HotelsMag