Main Photo: The new Radisson Blu Ostroda
Date: September 2019
Location: Ostrada Mazury Lakes, a district known as the ‘land of a thousand lakes’, Poland
Name: Radisson Blu Resort, Ostrada Mzaury Lakes – opening 2020.
No. of Keys: 240
Buyer: Polish hotel investor Europlan, who is a real estate investment company that begun its operations in 2004. The group has completed office and residential projects in the past, but since 2017 it has been focused solely on hotel investments. In December 2018 the Company opened a 220 room hotel in Kraków, under the Chinese 4-star brand Metropolo with over 4000 sq. metres of conference space and this year Europlan opened 4-star Lake Hill Resort & Spa located over the Sosnówka Water Reservoir in Karkonosze Mountains (near Karpacz), with 174 rooms.
The founder and president of Europlan is Artur Kozieja, an experienced investor and investment banker who between 1995 and 2017 worked as a director at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital in London, where he was responsible for transactions in Central & Eastern Europe.
In the meantime he was also a hotel investor in 3 hotel projects managed by his parents who established their first hotel in 1983.
The Radisson Blu Resort, Ostroda Mazury Lakes offers the ultimate resort experience with its own marina and water park.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson Blu remains the largest upper upscale brand in Europe. We thank our partners for their trust and confidence and look forward to accelerating our expansion journey in Poland; creating opportunities to our guests, owners and employees.”
“We’re very happy to be able to revive the construction of this great hotel project located amongst the picturesque scenery of Mazury Lakes. We’re looking forward to successfully cooperating with Radisson Hotel Group, which is both an experienced hotel operator in Poland and a renowned global brand. We’re convinced that the hotel and its facilities will attract many leisure and MICE customers, and will become a landmark destination at Mazury Lakes,” added Artur Kozieja, Europlan’s owner and CEO.
Due to open in Q3 2020, the Radisson Blu Resort in Ostroda – Poland’s ninth Radisson Blu hotel – will perfectly complement Radisson Hotel Group’s array of mountain and beach resorts across Poland. The new-build hotel will feature 240 rooms and suites, as well as a lobby bar and one all-day dining restaurant. Guests will be able to enjoy a compact water park, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and gym zone.
Focusing on MICE business, the Radisson Blu Resort in Ostroda Mazury Lakes will offer 2,600sqm 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.
To reach the hotel, there will be plenty of travel options – including direct train connections and major road links to Warsaw and Gdańsk. International Airport Olsztyn Masuria is situated 38km from the city, with flights to Krakow, London, Dortmund, Cologne and Bremen.
THPT Comment: The new property brings the group´s portfolio in Poland to 19 properties across five brands and will strengthen the group´s position as one of the largest international operator for leisure destinations in Poland.
First Seen: Radisson press release
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