Park Inn by Radisson, the upper midscale hotel brand of the Carlson Rezidor Group, opened a 168-room property in Katowice at the beginning of March. It is the first facility of the brand in Katowice and the Silesian voivodeship. Also, this brings the group’s Polish portfolio to 15 hotels and over 3 100 rooms in operation or under development.
Park Inn by Radisson Katowice is located at 1A Bytkowska St. The 11-floor facility was previously operated by the Best Western hotel chain. The location offers quick access to the main roads of the Silesian region, is within walking distance of the 620-hectare Silesian Park and a few minutes drive to the International Convention Center.
“We are pleased to continue the growth of Park Inn by Radisson brand across Central Europe, in particular Poland, where our brand awareness – and the portfolio – is growing from strength to strength. Poland is also identified as the focus country for growth in our 5-year operating plan, so we are pleased to move forward positively in this region with our two core brands, Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson, and look forward to expanding our reach across all primary markets of Central and Southern Europe” – said Yilmaz Yildirimlar, area senior vice president, Central & Southern Europe at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Park Inn by Radisson Katowice has 168 rooms, an all-day restaurant and lobby bar, gym and sauna. The hotel also offers extensive and newly built meeting facilities, including a 370-square-meter ballroom.
“Katowice is a reputed academic city with several international universities. It’s a unique location for young travelers – and their families and relatives – seeking an affordable midscale hotel experience. Park Inn by Radisson positively lifts our guests’ mood for a happy stay – with clever use of color, inspired, contemporary design, and friendly personalized service with surprising, feel-good extras” – commented Radek Skwarski, general manager of the Park Inn by Radisson Katowice.
The new operator advertises Katowice as part of the larger Silesian Metropolis, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing cities in Poland. Holding recognition as one of Poland’s Special Economic Zones, and featuring the second-largest meeting and event facilities in the country, Katowice is a hub for science, industry, trade and transportation. With the renowned Polish National Radio Symhony Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic institution and the Silesian Park, Katowice is one of the greenest cities in Poland, and will attract both business and leisure travelers, according to the Carlson Rezidor. The has been chosen by the UN to host the COP 24 in 2018.
The Park Inn by Radisson Katowice will be managed and operated by the Rezidor Hotel Group.
Park Inn by Radisson is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest hotel companies and includes 1 440 locations in operation and under development with more than 230 000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. Over 95 000 people are employed in Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Singapore and Brussels.