The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the latest property under its Radisson Red brand, and the first in Central Europe.

The new-build Radisson Red Krakow will feature 230 rooms, a signature restaurant and bar, meeting space and a fitness centre.

The hotel is expected to open by autumn 2019, and will form part of the development of Unity Centre, the largest high-rise building in Krakow, located within walking distance of the city’s central rail station and Krakow University of Economics.

Commenting on the group’s development plans in the region, Elie Younes, executive vice president and chief development officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group said:

“With an average GDP growth of 3.6 per cent in 2015, Poland is an important economic player in Europe. The addition of Radisson Red is a key pillar in delivering our development strategy for Poland, a market where we are present with 12 hotels (2,700+ rooms) under the Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson brands and signal our commitment to Poland, Rezidor’s focus growth market.

“Radisson Blu is Poland’s largest upper-upscale hotel brand, both in number of hotels and number of rooms in operation. Radisson Red will create strong traction, together with the recent additions in Vilnius and Riga, for our further development in Poland and the rest of Central Eastern Europe.”

The Radisson Red brand launched in Brussels in 2016, and there are plans for 60 Radisson Red properties globally by 2020.