Privately held hospitality and travel company Carlson is planning to build a new 120-room Radisson hotel two miles from Calgary International Airport in Alberta.
Construction on the US$19 million Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Calgary Airport East will begin in March 2011 and the hotel is expected to open in March 2012.
“This hotel development illustrates the continued momentum in our Ambition 2015 growth strategy,” says Thorsten Kirschke, president of Carlson Hotels, Americas. “Adding another airport location to our growing portfolio is aligned with plans to expand Radisson as a vibrant, contemporary and engaging brand in key city, resort and airport locations globally.”
Carlson announced its Ambition 2015 growth strategy earlier this year. The strategy is fueled by an investment program of up to US$1.5 billion focused on positioning Radisson as a powerful, globally consistent first-class brand.
The Radisson Calgary Airport East will feature a day spa, indoor pool and fitness center. Its bar and restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Meeting facilities will include five banquet rooms totaling 13,500 square feet that can accommodate up to 600 people.