Rezidor announces the Park Inn Lille Grand Stade in France

1/25/2011, 3:01 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide,
announces a new flagship for the young and dynamic mid market brand Park Inn by
Radisson in France: The Park Inn Lille Grand Stade featuring 127 rooms will open
in 2012. It is Rezidor's 8th Park Inn Hotel in France.

"The hotel will enjoy a true prime location - adjacent to one of the most
technologically-advanced football stadiums in Europe, the Grand Stade Lille
Métropole", said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. This 50,000 seat
stadium will host the LOSC Lille Metropole football club, major conferences and
other events. Construction of the stadium is under way, and it will open along
with the hotel in 2012. In 2016, France will host the UEFA European Football
Championship, with matches scheduled to also take place at the Grand Stade Lille

The Grand Stade Lille is financed, designed, built and managed by Elisa (Eiffage
Lille Stadium Arena) through a public-private partnership contracted with Lille
Métropole. The construction of the hotel which is part of the public-private
partnership is managed by Eiffage Immobilier, the real-estate development
subsidiary of Eiffage Group.

Besides 127 comfortable and colourful guest rooms, the Park Inn Lille Grand
Stade will offer a restaurant and bar, a fitness room and modern meeting
facilities. The hotel will benefit from the excellent transportation links: The
train stations serving Thalys and Eurostar are easily accessible.

Lille is Northern France's most important city, economically and culturally. The
region has strong historical, cultural and trade ties to Belgium and the
Netherlands, and an easy access to London with the Eurostar, makes this
destination an important regional economic centre. For tourists, the city offers
an attractive, Flemish-inspired old town, several renowned art museums, good
shopping, and a vibrant nightlife enhanced by proximity to several

Park Inn by Radisson is Rezidor's fast growing mid market brand. Launched in
early 2003 only, the brand comprises today more than 140 hotels with a total of
25,400 rooms in operation and under development across Europe, Middle East and
Africa. Park Inn by Radisson offers excellent value for money and a stress free
stay in a relaxed atmosphere with personal service.

For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9331,

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9241,

About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the
world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and
under development with 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by Radisson
and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the
goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide
licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also
operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a
privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis
(USA), is the majority shareholder.

The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For more information on Rezidor, visit

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