Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Enters the Maldives with Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Opening Early 2019

SINGAPORE. November 6, 2017 - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the signing of a management agreement for Radisson Blu Resort Maldives with Chang Hua Holdings. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, the property is one of the most anticipated new developments in Maldives in addition to being the first Radisson Blu resort in the market.

Located on the southern part of Maldives’ Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is situated 105 kilometers from Male International Airport. The hotel is accessible within a 30-minute seaplane journey or by a domestic flight from the Maamigili Airport, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort. Featuring 128 exclusive villas including family villas, and a premium overwater villa, the resort is set to strike a balance between stylish contemporary design and a truly Maldivian resort experience with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Set amidst some of the most amazing coral reefs, the resort’s first-class sea sports and dive center will offer guests an array of activities, set for adrenaline pumping action. For those seeking to rejuvenate and restore, the yoga pavilion and spa will be the ethos of wellness as moves are practiced in the tranquil surrounds of the island. Dining at the restaurants and bar on the island promise to tantalize even the most discerning palate with unique cuisines and experiences.

“As a global brand, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives will provide the international leisure market with a full range of innovative design-led products and services, delivering genuine and relevant guest experiences with Radisson Blu’s distinctive Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, ” said Thomas Hagemann, vice president, Future Openings and Special Projects, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group continues our growth trajectory in Asia Pacific, we are pleased to expand our footprint into the Maldives with an iconic Radisson Blu resort on the island.”

“We are excited with our first hotel project in the Maldives and believe that it will be a success.Our partnership with Carlson Rezidor stems from their proven expertise and management capabilities. We are confident that the Radisson Blu brand will position us for solid performance, setting inspiring and authentic experiences for our guests, ” said Li Fei Chang, managing director, Chang Hua Holdings.

Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands, with more than 398 hotels in operation and under development globally. Radisson Blu offers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. Known the world over as Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu hotels are first class hotels that celebrate leading-edge style and offer signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations around the world.

Carlson Rezidor’s Asia Pacific portfolio has 117 hotels in operation across the region, including 51 Radisson Blu hotels. Carlson Rezidor has 78 more hotels in the pipeline for Asia Pacific. For more information and development opportunities, please visit www.carlsonrezidor.com.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel companies and includes 1, 440 hotels in operation and under development with more than 230, 000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, a program that redefines hotel rewards with a collection of exceptional benefits, services, and privileges at more than 1, 000 hotels worldwide. Over 95, 000 people are employed in Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group hotel systemsand the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Singapore, and Brussels. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.

About Chang Hua Holdings

Chang Hua Holdings is an established Singapore real estate company with its construction arm, Chang Hua Construction, being a leading contractor specialising in design and build. Its vast portfolio includes various kinds of building works such as private houses, government housings, industrial buildings, hotels, offices, and private high-rise condominium, etc. Chang Hua aims and is well prepared to go regional and is taking an important step forward in expanding major business division to foreign countries with potential business growth opportunities such as Maldives, Myanmar, China, Abu Dhabi, etc. The company seeks to consistently achieve perfect workmanship. This acts as a guarantee of our confidence which will benefit our pool of existing and potential clients. Chang Hua's motto "RESPONSIBILITY IS OUR KEY" reflects our full commitment to every project we undertake. www.changhua.com.sg

Contact:
Camilla Chiam
cchiam@carlsonrezidor.com

+65 6511 9297

Eunice Tan
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