Radisson Red Launches in Asia Pacific with First Hotel in China

HONG KONG—Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group launches its new Radisson Red hotel brand with the signing of Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan in Northeast China. The hotel will be the first Radisson Red hotel signing in the world.

The capital of Liaoning Province, Shenyang is a commercial and industrial hub known for its car manufacturing, according to Carlson Rezidor. The city also offers historical and cultural attractions such as UNESCO World Heritage sites Shenyang Imperial Palace, Fu Mausoleum and Zhao Mausoleum.

The 300-key Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan is part of a twin hotel development, which includes Radisson Blu Shenyang, located in the CBD of Hunnan New District, within Shenyang National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, which is home to almost 6,000 enterprises.

The hotel is surrounded by high-density commercial developments and is also near to Shenyang International Exhibition Center, the Sports Stadium and Shenyang International Airport, the largest in Northeast China, with connections to 70 Chinese cities and 11 international destinations. Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan is expected to open in 2016.

“The signing of Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan marks an important milestone for the Radisson Red brand, being the first in the world,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We expect to see Radisson Red feature significantly in our portfolio growth in China, as well as across the region, as the brand has a strong relevance to the growing segment of millennial-minded travelers and a compelling value proposition for hotel owners and investors.”

He added, “Of the global target of 60 by 2020, we are confident that half of it will be in Asia Pacific. This new addition to our China portfolio further strengthens our commitment to China. We will be growing our presence in China, from 13 hotels currently in operation to 41 within the next three years.”