Radisson Hotel Group will open its first Radisson Collection hotel in New Zealand in 2022.

The new Radisson Collection Hotel will make its debut in Queenstown on the corner of Brecon Street and Man Street. The hotel group says in a press release that the boutique hotel is a short stroll from a number of shops, restaurants and cafes, and close to the famous Skyline Queenstown gondola.

“With its dramatic scenery, cosmopolitan vibe and wealth of activities, Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most alluring destinations. Nestled in the heart of the CBD, the new Radisson Collection hotel will allow guests to discover the spirit of this dynamic city, with its friendly atmosphere and alfresco lifestyle. We look forward to introducing this new concept to New Zealand, as part of our multi-brand expansion in this captivating country,” said Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.

The hotel will feature 61 rooms, including studios, suites, corner suites and a penthouse. Radisson says all of the rooms are “crafted with a creative design concept that blends contemporary style with the area’s rich heritage”. The onsite restaurant will showcase local and seasonal produce, while the day spa will allow guests to relax and re-energise.

“Queenstown is the fastest growing tourism destination in New Zealand, with over two million visitors per annum. This makes it the perfect setting for the country’s first Radisson Collection hotel, which is dedicated to providing personalized stays in prestigious locations across the globe,” said Radisson in a press release.

Recently, Radisson Hotel Group also signed four new-build properties in New Zealand, which are slated to open in Queenstown and the Mackenzie Region between Queenstown and Christchurch between 2021 and 2022:

  • 171-room Radisson Blu Hotel Queenstown, Remarkables Park – set to open in Q4, 2022
  • 257-room Radisson Red Queenstown, Remarkables Park – set to open in Q4, 2022
  • 112-room Park Inn by Radisson Lake Tekapo – set to open in Q2, 2021
  • 237-room Radisson Blu Resort Lake Tekapo – set to open in Q4, 2022

Commenting on the four prospective new hotels, Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group, said:

“New Zealand is a spectacular destination that is growing in popularity among the world’s travelers, especially from Asia’s emerging markets. There is still a shortage of internationally branded accommodation in the South Island of the country however, so we are delighted to introduce four outstanding hotels and three of our original brands to New Zealand for the first time.”