Radisson Hotel Group announces major growth plans in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, focusing on upscale and luxury offerings in key markets.
Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious growth and development plans across South East Asia and Pacific region (SEAP) as its portfolio grows in key capital cities and primary tourist destinations across the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
At the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group announced it will continue to expand its bold (upper) upscale hotel brand Radisson RED brand in Danang, Vietnam; Phuket, Thailand; and Cebu City in the Philippines, featuring stylish spaces with standout design. The Radisson Collection brand – a luxury lifestyle collection of iconic properties in unique locations – will soon enter Southeast Asia and the Pacific with upcoming openings in 2024 in Galle (Sri Lanka) and Boracay (the Philippines). The Group will also continue to accelerate the growth of its upper upscale Radisson Blu brand with new properties in the pipeline for Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Hoi An, Vietnam.
Elie Younes, Radisson Hotel Group’s Executive Vice President and Global Chief Development Officer said, “Thanks to our owners, guests and team members, we continue our ambitious growth journey in Asia and globally, creating more possibilities and opportunities. From midscale to lifestyle and luxury, Asia offers tremendous opportunities to experience, work and invest in hospitality. Based on our recent successes with signings and openings, over 150 hotels have been added in APAC, and we look forward to continuing our exponential growth across the region.”
Ramzy Fenianos, Radisson Hotel Group’s Chief Development Officer Asia-Pacific commented: “We are thrilled to announce the introduction of our new brands, such as Radisson RED and Radisson Collection, into the vibrant markets of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This represents a significant milestone in our development strategy and marks the growth of our lifestyle brands into the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, all of which hold immense potential as key markets for our future growth.”
Key milestones to date this year include:
With the addition of three hotels earlier in 2023, Radisson Hotel Group is on the path to becoming the largest hotel portfolio in Sri Lanka. The Group recently signed a 376-key Radisson Blu Hotel, Galadari Colombo, an upper-upscale hotel in central Colombo set to open in 2025, bringing the total portfolio to 6 hotels in operation and under development.
Radisson Collection Resort, Galle will mark the lifestyle luxury brand’s debut in South East Asia and Pacific when opening in 2024. Nestled along the exclusive Talpe beach enclave, the 105-key luxury lifestyle resort boasts direct beachfront access with private villas offering unparalleled exclusivity and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Authentic to its locality, the new Radisson Collection Resort, Galle will offer contemporary living; united by bespoke design and exceptional culinary experiences.
The Philippines will soon welcome the addition of two new lifestyle brands under the Radisson RED and Radisson Collection brands. Set to open in 2024, the Radisson RED Cebu Mandaue is a 144-key upper-upscale hotel that is part of the Astra Centre, a major new mixed-use development in the dynamic coastal city.
The Group recently announced the signing of 110-key Fridays Boracay, A Radisson Collection Resort which will mark an important milestone and debut of the lifestyle luxury Radisson Collection brand in the blissful beachside retreat of Boracay in the upscale Station 1 of White Beach.
The new hotels mark the continuation of the Group’s growth in the Philippines following its milestone signing of a Master Development Agreement with SM Hotels & Convention Corp in April 2023 to reach 20 hotels by 2028.
Thailand remains a key market for Radisson Hotel Group and the Group’s portfolio expansion is a key priority for growth and brand presence. Since the start of 2022, Radisson Hotel Group has experienced remarkable growth in Thailand with the signing of 7 new hotels encompassing over 1,300 rooms. Upcoming openings in 2024 include Bangkok and Phuket under the Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson RED, and Radisson brands.
Elevating Radisson Hotel Group’s track record of 4 hotels in Vietnam, a series of 8 hotel openings are now in the pipeline. Radisson RED will make its market entrance in Danang with a new 165-key hotel, set to offer guests a myriad of social and dining spaces, including a bar and lounge, pool bar, and sky lounge. Upcoming openings in the pipeline include Radisson Blu Resort Hoi An – the largest resort in the portfolio with 734 keys, as well as the Radisson Resort Mui Ne nestled on Suoi Nuoc Beach.
Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio in Southeast Asia and Pacific comprises over 60 hotels in operation and development.