Radisson Hotel Group has unveiled the refurbishment of its Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, ahead of the property’s expansion next year.

The hotel has renovated its ground floor facilities, with a rebranded lobby bar and revamped inner garden featuring a dedicated dining and pool area.

The property is set to be transformed further in 2022, with the addition of 200 new guest rooms “located in fully refurbished buildings”, taking the hotel’s room count to 623, which the group says will make it “one of the largest five-star hotels in Central Eastern Europe”.

Other facilities include a total of five on-site restaurants, three bars, an indoor and outdoor pool, and eleven meeting spaces accommodating up to 650 guests reception-style.

The hotel is located next to the Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel and Residence, which also has around 200 rooms. Business Traveller has checked with the Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, and has been informed that the expansion of the hotel has “no correlation to the Park Inn by Radisson” property.

Commenting on the renovation and expansion Eric Assimakopoulos, founding partner at private investment firm Revetas Capital, said:

“The expansion and renovation investment project of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest is designed to create a dynamic experience for our guests with a beautiful balance between the indoor and outdoor bars, dining and a unique city centre pool area.

“The refreshing architectural contours will offer a modern, elegant, and fit-for-purpose look which will meet even the most demanding expectations of business travellers and leisure guests, while ensuring the highest levels of safety and comfort.

“In addition, the investment has been geared towards technology features that will reduce the carbon footprint and improve the building‘s energy efficiency, such as state of art new chillers and boilers with free cooling and heat recovery technologies, which, together with upgraded BMS control are increasing capacity and drastically reducing consumption.

“We are delighted to present this comprehensive redesign project, which is part of a development and refurbishment programme of more than €24 million and is targeted at securing this amazing hospitality complex’s leading market position.”