Radisson Hotel Group is to add its first property under the growing Radisson Collection brand in Germany.
The existing Radisson Blu Berlin is currently undergoing a €20 million “modernisation and maintenance” programme, and is scheduled to reopen this autumn as a Radisson Collection property.
The hotel’s 427 rooms are set to be redesigned, alongside the property’s lobby, bar and conference areas.
Radisson said that it expects the repositioning of the hotel under the Radisson Collection brand to attract additional guests , “especially from Asia”.
The property is located is situated in the city’s Mitte district opposite Berlin Cathedral, within the DomAquarée City Quartier complex. It has been recently re-let to Radisson Hotel Group by real estate investment company Union Investment.
Commenting on the news Martin Schaller, head of Asset Management Hospitality at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, said:
“Strong locations and first-class properties like DomAquarée provide the basis for long-term partnerships in the hotel sector. The hotel has been an integral part of DomAquarée’s successful mixed-use concept since the complex opened in 2004.
“We’re delighted that we were able to convince our hotel partner to commit to this unique location for an extended period and that this early commitment by our main tenant has further strengthened the attractiveness of the complex for all tenant groups – office, residential, cafés and restaurants, and entertainment – as well as for Berliners and the many visitors to the ensemble.”
“We believe the urban hotel industry will make a strong comeback and we’re therefore investing specifically in top locations like Berlin that are set to benefit most from the return of tourism.”
The Radisson Collection was launched in 2018 as a replacement for the Quorvus Collection, as part of wider group restructuring which saw Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group renamed as the Radisson Hotel Group.
The brand recently added the Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo in northen Italy as its newest member.