Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a new property in the Indian city of Faridabad, one of the country’s key business and industrial centres in the National Capital Region.

Described by the group as “the city’s first upper-upscale hotel”, the Radisson Blu Faridabad has 124 rooms, four F&B outlets and meeting facilities, including a pillarless grand ballroom capable of accommodating up to 1,000 guests. The property’s dining options include: all-day dining restaurant Broadway; pan-Asian restaurant House of Soy, offering Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine; The Cove, a contemporary bar with retro music; and patisserie shop Tea Studio on the lobby lounge.

“We are confident the hotel will have strong appeal to business and leisure travellers, and redefine expectations,” said the group’s CEO, South Asia, Raj Rana. “We welcome this stylish addition to our growing portfolio of 140 hotels in operation and development.”

Carlson Rezidor’s Radisson Blu brand has been expanding recently, particularly in India. In December, Radisson Blu opened its first property in Coimbatore – described as “the Manchester of South India”, while in August the brand opened the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa in Karjat. Elsewhere in Asia, the group opened the Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin in Thailand in November.

As well as being home to numerous industries and businesses, Faridabad also attracts leisure travellers, with sites such as Badhkal Lake and Raja Nahar Singh Palace being popular attractions among visitors.