Radisson Hotel Group has announced the introduction of its brand in New Zealand, with the signing of the Radisson Collection hotel in Queenstown.
The launch of Radisson Collection forms part of a strategic expansion of Radisson Hotel Group’s brands in New Zealand; the Group also recently announced plans to open its first Radisson Blu, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in the country.
Scheduled to open in Q1, 2022, Radisson Collection Hotel, Queenstown will be a new boutique hotel on the corner of Brecon Street and Man Street, in the centre of the city.
The hotel will feature 61 rooms, including studios, suites, corner suites and a penthouse, with a design concept that “blends contemporary style with the area’s rich heritage”.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Queenstown is being developed by Augusta who since inception in 2001 has grown to become one of New Zealand’s largest property fund managers with NZD 2 billion of assets under management, across New Zealand and Australia. The Radisson Collection hotel development will form one of Augusta’s key assets in its open-ended Tourism Fund which will launch to retail investors in the Australasian market in the first quarter of 2020.
“With its dramatic scenery, cosmopolitan vibe and wealth of activities, Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most alluring destinations. Nestled in the heart of the CBD, the new Radisson Collection hotel will allow guests to discover the spirit of this dynamic city, with its friendly atmosphere and alfresco lifestyle. We look forward to introducing this new concept to New Zealand, as part of our multi-brand expansion in this captivating country,” commented Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.
“We are delighted to work with Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s most renowned and respected hospitality companies. This is an exciting opportunity to bring the Radisson Collection to New Zealand for the first time; this brand is perfectly suited to Queenstown and the project is set to elevate the standard of top-tier accommodation in the city. Queenstown is a thriving economic center and airport passenger numbers, guest nights and annual visitor spend has continued to grow over the past five years. Ongoing sector growth is expected and our strategic collaboration with Radisson Hotel Group places us well to capitalize on this.” said Mark Francis, Founder, Augusta Capital.