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Radisson Blu Nantes Opens in Historic Structure in France 19th Century Palais de Justice Building Now Luxury Hotel

Thursday, November 29, 2012
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The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, today opens Radisson Blu Nantes, France.

Housed in the former Court of Justice (Palais de Justice), the company’s newest flagship debuts after a five-year renovation to an elegant, 1851-era building that served as the Nantes Court of Law until 2000. Radisson Blu Nantes has 142 guestrooms, a restaurant in the former grand courtroom as well as a spa and hammam.

Inspired by the classical façade, architect Jacques Cholet (DTACC) and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel combined the 19th Century architectural features with contemporary interiors. The 142 guestrooms, including 15 junior suites and five suites, have earth tones and white furniture exclusively designed for the hotel, as well as contemporary art that references the French masterpieces in museums of Nantes, spacious bathrooms, and signature Radisson Blu services like complimentary high speed internet.

Restaurant L’Assise is located in the former courtroom, and its wine cave in the former trial judge’s chambers. In the evening, modern video installations are projected across the walls of the dining room. The accompanying Le Préambule bar serves cocktails and wines by the glass, and also has a “white wing” surrounded by grandiose columns that can be used as a private hosting table.

Radisson Blu Nantes also has six meeting rooms that can accommodate 95 and range from 400 to 800 square feet. Its 2,100-square-foot wellness center has spa suites, a hammam, sauna and a modern gym.

The birthplace of Jules Verne, Nantes is a cultural haven of history and modern art located on the Loire in Western France. Nantes attractions such as the Fine Arts Museum, undergoing a major expansion due for completion in 2013, as well as the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, are within walking distance to the new Radisson Blu. The train station is under a mile from the hotel, and the airport six miles.

Opening room rates range from 145 to 315 EUR per room per night.

About the Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s ten largest hotel groups. Rezidor features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with 95,000 rooms in 70 countries. Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the luxury lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts, Rezidor will develop and operate new Regent properties in EMEA.

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, visit www.rezidor.com and www.carlsonrezidor.com.

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