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Radisson Hotel Group debuts first Radisson RED in Laos

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Artist Impression of Radisson RED Vientiane, Hotel Exterior

Radisson Hotel Group announces the opening of Radisson RED Vientiane, marking its first venture into Laos and expanding its presence in Southeast Asia.

Radisson Hotel Group has accelerated its expansion strategy in Asia Pacific with the announcement of its inaugural hotel in another Southeast Asian capital city: Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The signing of Radisson RED Vientiane in partnership with La Vie Hotels & Resorts marks the company’s first Radisson RED brand in Laos, featuring distinctive designs that inspire and connect guests to the destination. The new hotel expands upon the milestone signing of a Master Collaboration Agreement with La Vie Hotels & Resorts to incorporate over 30 hotels into the Group’s portfolio over the next 10 years.

Projected to open its doors in Q4 2024, Radisson RED Vientiane will introduce a new era of dynamic and stylish hospitality to this rapidly-emerging city, with standout social spaces and designs tailored for guests to unwind in a casual hotel setting. This opening will come at an opportune time for Radisson Hotel Group; Laos welcomed more than 2.4 million international visitors in the first nine months of 2023 – a 285% surge compared to the same period last year. The country is now aiming to attract at least 4.6 million visitors and earn tourism revenues of USD 700 million this year, which has been designated “Visit Laos Year 2024.”

Radisson RED Vientiane is a new-build property that will rise in the heart of the city, surrounded by government offices, shops, markets and restaurants, and just a short distance from the Mekong River waterfront. This upper upscale lifestyle hotel will offer 145 rooms and suites, including a collection of Pool Access Rooms, plus a pool, pool bar, restaurant, fitness center and business lounge. It will also set the stage for world-class meetings and events with 487 square meters of function space, including two ballrooms.

Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport is just a 15-minute drive from the new Radisson RED hotel, and the city’s rail terminal offers high-speed train services to China and, in future, to Thailand.

Ms. Siphonekham Douangdara, Authorised Director of TK Group Co., Ltd, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with Radisson Hotel Group for the first time to develop this landmark hotel, which will bring Radisson RED’s standout qualities of art, design and playfulness to Laos for the first time. This bold brand fits perfectly within the city and its culture, and I am confident that its modern, upbeat vibe will become popular among visitors.”

Mr. David Nguyen, Managing Director, Indochina and Strategic Partnerships, Radisson Hotel Group, added: “Radisson Hotel Group’s entry into another South East Asian capital city is an important moment for our company, as we accelerate our expansion strategy in Asia Pacific. Our contemporary Radisson RED brand is the perfect fit for this up-and-coming destination, which is attracting a rising number of business and leisure travelers. We look forward to introducing guests to our trend-setting style of flexible and free-spirited upscale hospitality.”

La Vie Hotels and Resorts’ Head of South and South East Asia, Mr. Shankar Sreekumar, said: “La Vie and Radisson Hotel Group have a longstanding relationship of providing exceptional guest experiences across our shared portfolio and we are thrilled to build on our partnership to launch the first Radisson RED hotel in Laos. The investment going into Laos at the moment is impressive and Radisson RED will be a welcome addition to the city, bringing an internationally recognized brand to the centre of town. We are grateful for the partnership with TK Group as they are proud ambassadors of Laos and together, we’re confident Radisson RED Vientiane will become a new icon and leading destination for guests when they travel to Laos.”

The new Radisson RED hotel in Vientiane marks the latest expansion for the brand with nearly 80 hotels in operation and under development including recent openings and signings in Auckland, Berlin, Tbilisi, Belgrade, Liverpool, and Lagos, as well as upcoming openings in Phuket and Cebu.

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