Radisson Hotel Group continues to expand its footprint in Bangladesh with the signing of its first hotel in Khulna – a major trade and tourism hub of the country.
Radisson Hotel Group and Grand Hotel and Hospitality Limited recently signed an agreement to set up the new luxury hotel.
Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2023, Radisson Hotel Khulna will be a brand new upscale hotel, in a prime location, close to the heart of the second-tier port city.
Khulna is the gateway to the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, and the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, too.
Radisson Khulna will feature 150 contemporary rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, a bar and coffee lounge, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a spa.
The hotel will also have a large and divisible ballroom, a pre-function area, meeting rooms, and a boardroom, providing options for important local corporate and social events, including weddings, reads a press release.
"The success of our hotels in Dhaka and Chattogram reflects rising demand from domestic guests and international travellers alike. We look forward to introducing a new level of international hospitality to Khulna," said Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.
"Khulna is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and a big focus for the public and private sectors. The investment in infrastructure projects such as Padma Bridge and Khan Jahan Ali Airport is very encouraging for the investor community," said Shezan Gazi, managing director, Grand Hotel and Hospitality Limited.
"So, there is a growing demand for international standard accommodation. With the presence of a world-class brand like Radisson, we are confident that the hotel will boost the commercial and tourism sectors of the city."
South Asia is a key focus market for Radisson Hotel Group, which currently operates two hotels in Bangladesh – Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden and Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View.
According to the hotel and restaurant cell of civil aviation and tourism ministry, there are 17 five star hotels in Bangladesh.