Radisson Blu has announced a new business and conference property in the diplomacy and banking hub of Geneva.

Scheduled to open in 2021, the 250-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Geneva will be located between the city centre and airport, and will feature an all-day dining restaurant, hotel bar and lounge, fitness centre and spa.

There will be a total of 17 meeting and events spaces, including a 350 sqm ballroom, eight meeting rooms and a further eight boardrooms.

The hotel will also features the brand’s new “Blu Print” interior design scheme, which according to Radisson Blu “combines typical design classics with made-to-measure furnishings and fabrics, adapted to local aspects of architecture and culture”.

The brand already operates four Swiss properties in Basel, Lucerne, St Gallen and at Zurich airport, with a hotel also under development in the Alpine resort of Andermatt.

Commenting on the news Elie Younes, executive vice president and chief development officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group, said:

“We have been eyeing a strategic asset in Geneva for a long time and we are delighted with our latest addition. As headquarters of United Nations and the Red Cross, Geneva is a global hub for diplomacy and banking.

“This project fills one of the strategic geographic white spots in Europe and will further strengthen our leading presence in Europe with our upper upscale brand, Radisson Blu. We are grateful to our Swiss partners and investors for the trust and confidence they have shown in Rezidor to bring this beautiful hotel to Geneva.”