Radisson Hotel Group today announced that its longtime partner, Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT has acquired the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown in a sale from an affiliate of KKR. The hotel was acquired by KKR in June of 2014 and converted to Radisson Blu following a multimillion-dollar renovation. The hotel features over 360 sophisticated rooms, 29,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, 24-hour business center, Business Class Lounge, and the FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. The Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown becomes the ninth property owned by HPT and managed by Radisson Hotel Group.
In addition, HPT has announced a more than $50 million investment across its portfolio of hotels under Radisson Hotel Group’s brands including:
- Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
- Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport
- Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport
- Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Brooklyn Center, MN
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bothell, WA
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Diego North, CA
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Sunnyvale, CA (which will convert to a Radisson following its renovation)
“We deeply value our longstanding partnership with HPT and their commitment to investing in our portfolio of hotels,” said Ken Greene, President, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. “This aligns with our 5-year plan and the commitment we are making, along with our partners like HPT, for significant investments in rebranding or repositioning our hotels in the Americas.”
The portfolio improvements to the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson hotels are already underway and expected to be completed by Q3 2018. The Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Sunnyvale, CA will be converted to a Radisson following a renovation. The Radisson hotels will begin renovations in Q3 2018 and are expected to be completed in early 2019.
“We are thrilled to not only be acquiring the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, but further expanding our partnership with Radisson Hotel Group,” said John Murray, President & CEO, Hospitality Properties Trust. “We are confident that their new vision and strategic direction, coupled with the investment we are making into our portfolio of hotels, will result in success for both sides.”