Radisson sets new Blu for Rome from the Grand Hotel Ritz

Main Photo: The Radisson Blu GHR Rome

Date: February 2019

Location: Rome’s Parioli neighbourhood, 2 km from the historic city centre, Italy

Name: The Radisson Blu GHR Rome – to be fully renovated by Q1 2021 – five star

No. of Keys: 297 rooms, including 41 junior suites and 10 suites, currently 97 rooms and 35 suites/junior suites

Owner: The hotel was opened as the Grand Hotel Ritz, in 1960 by the Puccini family.

Radisson Hospitality AB has signed a deal to open it as the Radisson Blu GHR Rome. The property will be the group’s third hotel in Rome, bringing its Italian portfolio to eight properties and almost 1,500 rooms in operation or under development.

The property will have a restaurant and bar as well as a rooftop restaurant. Leisure facilities will include a spa and a fitness centre. Business facilities will include five meeting rooms, totalling 485 square meters of event space.

“We’re excited to add this well-established 300-room hotel to the Radisson Blu network,” said Elie Younes, EVP and chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group. “It complements our existing hotel in the city as well as the new Radisson Blu under construction within Fiumicino Airport.

THPT Comment: A real Grande Dame hotel of Rome, to be fully renovated.

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