The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened the first Park Inn hotel in Benelux. Today, the Park Inn Liège Hotel opens its doors at the new passenger terminal of Liège Airport in Belgium. With 100 rooms, this new mid market property increases the total number of new Rezidor-rooms opened in 2007 to 2,500. Between 2007 and 2009, Rezidor will add 20,000 rooms to its portfolio.
“Park Inn is our fastest growing brand, and we are glad to launch it in Belgium”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of the Rezidor Hotel Group. “Park Inn offers a young, dynamic and fresh hotel experience and is the perfect brand for an airport location. With the new Park Inn Liège, we also strengthen our position as one of the leading airport hotel operators in Europe.”
The hotel is located at the new passenger terminal of Liège Airport and lies within one of the largest industrial areas of Liege. It is easily accessible from the highways directing to Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne and Luxembourg. Besides 100 modern and comfortable rooms, it features a restaurant, bar, 8 meeting rooms, a crew lounge and a gym.
Liège is located 100 kilometres east of Brussels. The airport is the first European airport which concentrates primarily on cargo – in 2006, more than 406,000 tons were transported. Liège also offers passenger charter flights and low cost flights to the most important leisure and business destinations in Europe (300,000 passengers per year).
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of 279 hotels in operation and under development with more than 57,600 rooms in 47 countries. Rezidor operates the hotel brands Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Regent International Hotels, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. With 35%, Carlson Companies is currently the main shareholder. The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.