Radisson Blu Hotels and Resort: An Undiscovered Gem

by GoingPlaces.sg

Radisson Hotel

If you haven’t heard of the Radisson group of hotels, don’t fret, you’re not alone. This hotel chain has a large presence in the United States and Europe but has yet to fully enter the Asian market.

However, in the places where it is famous, it is known for its family-friendly appeal and wallet-friendly prices. Its service standards are impeccable, and most guests find a Radisson hotel a joy to stay in.

Radisson Blu Promotions

Book your hotel room early and be assured of a discount of up to 25%! Booking at an advanced purchase rate also allows guests a flexible checkout time, 3-hour express laundry and a complimentary grab & run breakfast (coffee/tea, fruit and energy bars).

Book a ‘great weekend escape’ at any Asian destination and receive 25% off the best available rate on weekend nights. Choice hotels include the Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit and Radisson Hotel Narita.

Here are four of the most popular Radisson group hotels:

1. Park Plaza Beijing Science Park

A modern and business-minded hotel in Beijing’s Silicon Valley, Zhongguancun, Park Plaza Beijing Science Park is surrounded by some of the city’s finest scientific institutes and companies, and within easy access of its glorious cultural and historical attractions. It is well-connected to major expressways and is a two minute walk to the Zhichunlu subway station.

Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness centre, jacuzzi and sauna (no swimming pool, however).

If staying for a minimum of 10 nights at Park Plaza Beijing Science Park, guests are treated to the ‘Extended Stay Special’, which includes complimentary daily buffet breakfast, 15 % discount on food/beverages, a daily laundry allowance and a late checkout option of 1600h.

Rates at the Park Plaza Beijing Science Park begin at S$90.

2. Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok

Right in the heart of Bangkok, Park Plaza Sukhumvit offers an oasis of relaxation, away from the hustle and bustle of the Thai capital. Its most distinctive feature is its rooftop swimming pool, which brags some of the best views of the city, while offering a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere to take it all in.

The food at the hotel is superb – CO2 (the in-house restaurant) has won over tourists with its interesting fusion of Mediterranean and Thai food, posh design and an interactive dining area.

Rooms are standard, with a comfortable and spacious layout and complimentary Wi-Fi. Booking a romantic getaway close to home is also easy, with the hotel’s romance package – receive a bottle of wine on the night of arrival, dinner for two, and complimentary tea, coffee, juice and snacks at CO2 all day long.

Rates at the Park Plaza Sukhumvit Bangkok begin at S$130 per night.

3. Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo

This is a beautiful hotel for newlyweds – boasting a gorgeous view of the Oslofjord, it promises a luxurious and romantic experience for all. Situated in the bustling city centre, guests are able to talk a stroll to iconic Norweigian attractions such as City Hall, Karl Johans Gate and Vigeland Sculpture Park.

To complete the romantic experience, purchase a ‘romance package’, which provides sparkling wine, strawberries, late checkout option and a deluxe, business class room. Upgrade to Business Class at Radisson at S$380 now.

Rooms are fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, and all guests are provided access to a modern gym, saunas and an indoor swimming pool.

Theatre lovers will be thrilled to know that the hotel offers special packages, which include theatre tickets at special rates.

Regular rates at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel begin at S$240.

To get to Oslo, Norway, we recommend flying Qatar Airways, via Doha. Prices start at $1,500. For more information on connecting to Europe by Qatar Airways, click here.

4. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Historians, art-lovers and fans of design probably know this iconic hotel – crowned the first designer hotel, designed by noted architect Arne Jacobson.

Located right across Copenhagen’s main train station, this centrally placed hotel is perfect for business travellers heading to the nearby Bella Conference Centre, or tourists visiting the posh Stroget shopping district or magical Tivoli Gardens.

The hotel is 20 minutes by taxi from the airport, and is served remarkably by local public transportation – buses and taxis are widely available, and for those familiar with Danish roads, car rental services are aplenty.

The hotel’s most unique feature is its 606 Suite. Originally designed by Arne Jacobson in the 1960s, the room retains its original furnishings and is a trip to the past. It boasts a sitting area, a large, well-stocked bathroom and a mini-bar. More modern touches include complimentary Wi-Fi (available throughout the hotel, to all guests).

Rates at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel begin at S$230.

Getting to Copenhagen is rather straightforward – Singapore Airlines offers a direct service from $2,500. A more affordable option would be to fly Turkish Airlines through Istanbul, at $1,350.

Read our guide on 7 Things You Need to Know When Booking a Hotel Room.

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