The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam wins "Global Hotel of the Year 2011"
Released on: February 29, 2012, 12:18 pm
The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam has been awarded the title
of “Global Hotel of the Year 2011” by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
The property, located in the heart of Amsterdam, has been named the
best of more than 420 Radisson hotels worldwide, and the leading player
within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group with regards to guest
satisfaction, employee engagement, business performance, and market
"The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam has delivered an outstanding result – not only
in 2011, but over the last three years. It has truly raised the bar in achieving
operations and service excellence within our group", said Kurt Ritter, president &
CEO of Rezidor at the Award Ceremony during Carlson Rezidor's Global Business
Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. At the forefront of the Global Business Conference,
the property had already been awarded the title of "Hotel of the Year 2011" in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"Both awards are a thank you and a fantastic motivation to my staff. Such
achievements cannot be won by a single employee or following a single activity. They
are the result of long term and intense team work", said Ronald Smithjes, general
manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam at the prize giving.
The hotel aims to combine past and present in downtown Amsterdam, and was carefully
designed to encompass several 18th century merchant houses, a former paper factory
and a 19th century vicarage. Featuring 248 modern and stylish rooms and suites, the "De Palmboom" restaurant with a Dutch and international menu, the unique "Pastorie Bar", flexible meeting rooms for up to 160 delegates and a business
centre, as well as a gym including sauna and solarium, the hotel is an ideal
location for both leisure and business travelers staying in Amsterdam hotels. The hotel also aims to
adhere to Radisson’s service philosophy “Yes I Can!”, a 100% guest satisfaction
guarantee, and further signature services such as free high speed internet access at
all times. According to the group’s Responsible Business Programme, the hotel is a
smoke-free environment, and pet-friendly.
About Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts:
Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts (formerly Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts), part of The Rezidor Hotel Group, offers first class service, providing guests with a contemporary, upscale hospitality experience. Radisson Blu has received numerous awards for Best Hotel Chain and is renowned for its "Yes I Can!" spirit of service and the "100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee". September 2005 saw the roll out of a free broadband service across the portfolio - the first international hotel chain to offer this service. Radisson Blu currently includes more than 250 hotels either in operation or under development and with more than 58,300 rooms in Europe - including a hotel Lyon, hotel Stockholm, hotel Salzburg and hotel Toulouse - the Middle East and Africa, which offer conference facilities and accommodation.
For more information, visit www.radissonblu.com.
Senior Director Corporate Communication
The Rezidor Hotel Group
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