Radisson goes for wow factor

1 Sep 2005 by business traveller

Frankfurt's hotel offering is being shaken up by the arrival of a striking Radisson SAS property.

The 428-room hotel, which opens in November, is located near the Frankfurt Messe exhibition centre and about 15 minutes from Frankfurt International Airport.

The jaw-dropping exterior has a shimmering glass block as the main body of the hotel, framed by a circular disc of blue-tinted glass.

All rooms have high-speed plug-in and wireless internet access plus flat-screen televisions, laptop-sized safe and cable and pay movies. The rooms, styled by Italian designer Metteo Thun, come in four different themes: chic, fashion, fresh and at home, to suit the mood of the guest.

The hotel has a choice of two restaurants – Coast Brasserie and Oyster Bar for Pacific Coast cuisine and Gaia Restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes. There are also the Wunder Bar and Cigar Lounge and Jam coffee shop.

In addition there's a fitness centre on the top floor with panoramic views over Frankfurt and an eight-metre swimming pool with counter-current unit to save guests the boredom of doing laps. The centre is equipped with steam room, solarium and sauna.

The meeting facilities can cater for 1,000 delegates and all rooms have natural daylight with floor-to-ceiling windows. A ballroom with terrace is available for large events.

The hotel is taking bookings from November 1 with rates from 185 Euros including VAT per night. For more information go to

Report by Ginny McGrath

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