Radisson SAS to open in Jersey

Hotel chain Radisson SAS opens its latest UK property, The Radisson SAS
Waterfront Hotel in Jersey on November 1.

The four-star hotel will be the only property on
the island to have views over the marina and direct access to the beach, and is
one of the first international chains to locate in Jersey. Until now, apart from
the three-star Best Western, Jersey has mainly been home to individual
guesthouses and hotels.

The Radisson SAS Waterfront hotel will have 195
bedrooms equipped with flatscreen LCD TVs and air-conditioning, five meeting
rooms, business centre, restaurant and bar, 386sqm of health facilities
including fitness centre, sauna and treatment rooms, and free high-speed
internet access will be available throughout the premises (as with all Radisson
SAS hotels). Said Hamish Reid, general manager of the Jersey Conference
Bureau:

“With several multi-million pound investments,
Jersey is experiencing growing popularity in the meetings market with over 300
UK events each year choosing Jersey as their destination. The Radisson SAS will
combine the service, expertise and space tailored to business travel and will
add a new option for events in the 200-delegate market, helping to grow the UK
and European markets for the Island.”

Business travellers will find the east wing of the
hotel designed to accommodate them, while the west side will be devoted to the
main public and leisure areas.

For more information visit jersey.radissonsas.com.

In other news the Rezidor Hotel Group, owners of
the Radisson SAS brand, has announced that its forthcoming Bordeaux property
will form part of the luxury Regent portfolio of hotels. It had originally been
planned to reopen the former Grand Hotel of Bordeaux as a four-star Radisson SAS
property, but following extensive restoration the decision has been made to
market the hotel as a five-star Regent property.

The hotel is due to open by the end of 2007, and
will feature 150 rooms and suites, combining “the classical style of the XVIII
and XIX centuries with modern eclectic luxury and state-of-the-art technology”,
as well as a 1,000sqm spa. The Regent Bordeaux will join properties in Berlin,
Shanghai and Singapore among others to receive the Regent moniker.

For more information visit regenthotels.com.

Report by Jenny
Southan



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  • I travel regularly to Jersey on business (usually I stay at the Best Western), but I’ll definitely check this out when it opens. It’s about time Jersey had more choice. I bet the other big chains will move in there now.

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