Radisson Hotel Group is bringing its upscale Radisson brand to Opfikon, entering the serviced apartment market in Switzerland. In May 2023, the largest hotel in the Zurich metropolitan region, with 447 rooms, will open its doors as Radisson Hotel & Suites Zurich. The Group's Swiss portfolio thus grows to ten hotels with more than 2,300 rooms in operation or under development.
The new Radisson Hotel & Suites Zurich is located in the Glattpark district of Opfikon, a new development in the Zurich metropolitan area in recent years. Glattpark benefits from a central location between downtown Zurich and the airport and thus benefits from exceptionally good connections to local and long-distance public transport, the airport and the A1/A4 and A51 highways. The Messe Zürich exhibition center is in the immediate vicinity.
The hotel offers 104 hotel rooms as well as 343 fully furnished serviced apartments with kitchenettes with glass-ceramic stove, dishwasher, kettle, microwave and other kitchen equipment. Guests of the Radisson Hotel & Suites Zurich also have access to a fitness area. The “Luigia” restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine and cozy seating in the green courtyard, as well as a bar and the roof terrace, complete the offer.
The property is owned by an entity of W5 Group, the family office of real estate entrepreneur Ralph Winter, and will be operated by Cycas Hospitality from May 2023. Radisson Hotel Group and Cycas Hospitality are expanding their partnership with this second project, following Radisson Hotel & Suites Amsterdam South, which opened in 2021.
“We are pleased to enter the booming serviced apartment segment in Switzerland with the Radisson Hotel & Suites Zurich. The property is an ideal addition to our strong Swiss portfolio. Also, with this project we again demonstrate our ability to convert existing hotels quickly and pragmatically. We thank W5 Group and Cycas Hospitality for their trust in us and our brands,” says Max Gross, Vice President Business Development DACH at Radisson Hotel Group.
Asli Kutlucan, Chief Development Officer at Cycas Hospitality, comments: “Being able to expand our experience of the extended-stay sector in Europe and bring nearly 450 rooms and suites to the Zurich market is incredibly exciting for Cycas Hospitality. Growing our pan-European portfolio with expansion into Switzerland consolidates our position as the hotel management partner of choice for owners looking to rapidly achieve commercial results.”
Radisson is the fastest growing upscale hotel brand in Europe. Radisson offers Scandinavian inspired hospitality, which enables guests to find more harmony in their travel experience. Radisson hotels can be found in suburban and city settings, near airports and leisure destinations. In Switzerland, the brand debuted in 2019 with Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport in Rümlang, and internationally the Group has around 150 Radisson branded hotels in operation or under development.