Radisson Hotel Group’s 2020 Responsible Business Report highlights the group’s latest corporate responsibility targets as outlined in its strategic five-year plan, including the reduction of the company’s carbon and water footprint by 30 percent by 2025, aligning with science-based emissions reduction targets, removing single use plastics, and continuing to drive best practices in water stewardship and responsible consumption behaviors in line with the three pillars of Think People, Think Community and Think Planet.
Carly de Jong has been named curator, aka general manager of Johannesburg’s first Radisson RED hotel. With a hospitality-rich background and a focus on inclusion, de Jong will lead the operation of the hotel set to debut the international hotel brand which presents a playful twist on the conventional to Johannesburg when it opens in June this year.
Despite the challenges, due to the current circumstances, Radisson Hotel Group has started moving towards normality with a host of expansion and opening announcements over the past months.
From the first Radisson RED in the region to making history with the appointment of the world’s first female Saudi General Manager in the hospitality industry, Radisson Hotel Group looks back on a year of mixed emotions and many great achievements.
Looking back at 2020, Radisson Hotel Group has announced more than 40 new hotel signings across EMEA, five of which comprising 1,500 keys fall within the Middle East region. With that in mind, Radisson Hotel Group is confident that travel will continue to rebound, and more capital will be invested in the industry from both the private and public sectors.
While customer preferences, financial markets, and real estate dynamics may evolve, the group continues to put their owners and guests at the heart of its initiatives. While many hotel groups have put their development plans on hold, Radisson Hotel Group and its shareholders have remained committed towards their ambitions. The group remains focused on its mission to be recognised as one of the top three hotel brands in the world and the brand of choice for owners, guests, and talent. The recently announced signings re-affirm the group’s commitment to its owners, employees, guests, and partners and further strengthens its global scale of over 1,100 hotels in operation and another 300 in the pipeline.
Radisson Hotel Group has plans to more than double its serviced apartments portfolio within the next five years across EMEA.
Radisson Hotel Group announced the launch of a new brand, Radisson Individuals. Radisson Individuals is a conversion brand that offers independent hotels and local, regional chains the opportunity to be part of the global Radisson Hotel Group platform, benefit from the group’s international awareness and experience, with the freedom to maintain their own uniqueness and identity.
The Radisson Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Salah Hamdan Mohammed Al Mamari as general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar.
For many UAE residents, there's nothing more desirable than the hotel experience, enjoying a well-deserved break. But with the country re-opening in phases, many are wondering how much risk they'd face if they booked a staycation. While location and experiences used to be the main deciding factor, consumers also want to be reassured that hotels are taking their health and safety seriously.
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the addition of six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.