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 Radisson SAS Opens U.S. $45 million 129-room
Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa Cork, Ireland

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Brussels,  July 2005 -- Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, the first-class, full-service international brand of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, announces the opening of the new 37 million Euro (approx. $45 million U.S.) 129-room Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa Cork, Ireland.  This hotel is the ninth Radisson SAS in Ireland.

Built on the site of the 19th Century Ditchley House, the Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa Cork spans over nine acres of land.  All rooms offer satellite television, wireless Internet access (WiFi), and 24-hour room service. 

The Radisson SAS is the only hotel in Cork City to contain a full-service spa.  The Retreat Spa & Fitness Center features nine treatment rooms offering a range of luxurious Elemis treatments, a hydrotherapy pool incorporating massage seats and jets, bubble seats, geysers and loungers, a relaxation suite and gym featuring Precor equipment.  The facility also features a children’s pool. 

The Island Grillroom Restaurant provides an intimate atmosphere for dinner, while the hotel bar offers a wide assortment of drinks and cocktails.  The hotel’s conference facilities include 11 meeting rooms, a business center and a ballroom accommodating up to 400 guests.

All 145 staff members have been inducted into the ‘Yes I Can’ service culture – the international standard delivered by all Radisson SAS staff in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  According to the general manager, Eivind Dalvang, “It is a very exciting time for us in the hotel but also we believe an important time for the Cork hotel industry. All our staff will bring a new standard of service and a viable alternative to existing properties in Cork. I believe our customers will be very pleasantly surprised with the difference.”

Christian Gartmann, regional director, Rezidor SAS Hospitality UK & Ireland, said: “With the opening of the Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa, Cork, our portfolio of first class hotels in Ireland increases to nine, with properties in the majority of primary locations across Ireland.”

Cork is Ireland’s second largest city, located on the south coast of the country.  The city was recently named the European Capital of Culture 2005.  Cork is easily reached by air or rail and the Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa is located just off the Cork to Waterford highway, ten minutes from the city center and Cork International Airport.  The hotel is in close proximity to Historical Cobh and Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland.

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, part of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, currently includes 169 hotels in operation and under development in 44 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

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Contact:

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts
www.radissonsas.com
www.rezidorsas.com

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Also See: Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts Begins Major Wave of Investment in the UK & Ireland Market / Nov 2000
Wren's Hotel Group and Fitzwilliam Hotel Group Expanding the Park Plaza Brand in Croatia and Ireland / April 2004


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