Radisson Hotel Group Converts Park Inn Heathrow to Dual-Brand Radisson RED and First UK Radisson

Main Photo: The new image of the dual-branded hotels at Heathrow

Date: September 2020

Location: Heathrow, London, England, UK

Names: Radisson RED London Heathrow and Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow

No of Keys: 258 and 600

Owner: Axa Real Estate bought the hotel in June 2014 for £72m, from the administrator of Dania Properties, at a yield of 5.9%.

Leaseholder and Manager: Radisson Hotel Group announces the introduction of two of their brands at London Heathrow, joining forces under one roof. It brings the first-ever Radisson branded hotel to the UK. The property features one wing with 258 bedrooms showcasing the bold and playful design of Radisson RED.

The hotel started life as the Trusthouse Forte Excelsior Hotel in the mid 1960’s, was converted to the Le Meridien brand, then to Radisson’s Park Inn.

The other bedrooms – more than 600 – follow the Scandinavian-inspired Radisson brand style, nodding to the hotel group’s heritage. Family rooms with bunk beds able to accommodate up to four people and are featured at both brands.

On arrival, guests are greeted by a contemporary lobby, designed for socialising, working or relaxing. The restaurant, lounge and bar is shared by both hotels. Additionally, there is a separate reception area for the exclusive use of airline crews.

Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Area Senior Vice President Northern & Western Europe, Radisson Hotel Group said: “Introducing two new and vibrant brands to such an important international airport location is extremely exciting. This is our first Radisson and second Radisson RED hotel to open in the UK, which marks a major milestone for the company. The extensive transformation of the property meets the ever-changing and growing needs of our diverse customer base.”

Radisson RED London Heathrow features an executive lounge offering complimentary drinks and refreshments. An existing large conference and events space is flexible to suit a wide variety of group sizes and requirements. It has two multi-purpose conference centres and 41 meeting rooms, including 21 syndicate or breakout rooms. There is also a Pace Leisure Club, featuring a gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

The hotels are a short drive from Heathrow Airport. Radisson Hotel Group’s highest priority is the continued health, safety and security of guests, team members, and business partners. In May 2020, they announced our Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol in collaboration with SGS, one of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Additionally, Radisson Hotel Group supports the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)’s ‘Safe Travels’ health and safety protocols and stamp to create consistency across the Travel and Tourism industry.

THPT Comment: Good to see the dual-brand concept being introduced to this area around Heathrow Airport, by Radisson.

First Seen: Radisson press release

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