Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Australia-based La Vie Hotels & Resorts, to add more than 30 properties over the next decade.

The Master Collaboration Agreement will see La Vie develop, manage and operate hotels under the Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson brands.

Specific locations have yet to be confirmed, but Radisson said that the collaboration “will drive the expansion of the Group’s portfolio in its key strategic growth markets including Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Fiji and Vanuatu”.

The agreement builds on an existing partnership between the two firms, which has so far seen three Sri Lankan hotels reflagged under the Radisson Blu and Radisson brands, including the Radisson Hotel Colombo (pictured above).

Radisson Hotel Group currently has just two properties open in Australia (Radisson Hotel on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne and Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney), and none in New Zealand, although a number of hotels are currently under development in Queenstown and Lake Tekapo.

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Commenting on the news Elie Younes, executive vice president and global chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said:

“We’ve enjoyed a strong partnership with La Vie Hotels & Resorts with successful property conversions in Sri Lanka to-date. This latest news marks the next step on our journey together and the expansion of our partnership across key regional markets.

“Radisson Hotel Group is known for delivering the highest standards of hospitality, and the expansion of our portfolio will enable more guests to enjoy all that our brands have to offer.”