With more than 40 hotels in operation or under development, the Radisson Collection continues to expand. As part of this, the Radisson Group’s luxury brand has just conquered two new markets – Spain and Italy – by setting up operations in Milan and Seville. ” Radisson Collection brings together iconic hotels in unique locations around the world that stand out for their exceptional style and authenticity
,” said Federico J. González, CEO of Radisson Hotel Group.
Following this line of action, the brand has set up shop in Milan in the former headquarters of the Touring Club Italiano, the Italian tourism promotion association. Located on Corso Italia, in the heart of the Italian fashion and business capital, this building built in 1914 by the architect Binda has been given a contemporary makeover by Studio Marco Piva. This architectural firm has worked on the transformation into a five-star hotel while preserving the historical and cultural heritage of the place. The Club’s historic library and travel agency have been renovated but maintained.
In total, the new luxury hotel offers business travellers 89 elegant rooms and suites, including a 105 m² presidential suite with private balcony. Thanks to its very central location, the Radisson Collection Hotel, PalazzoTouring Club Milan is also an ideal place for high-end business meetings. For these purposes, the hotel has versatile spaces that can accommodate up to 200 people, in addition to an inner courtyard for chic cocktail parties. As for gastronomy, the establishment invites you to take a trip to Italy with the Bertarelli Bar & Restaurant, whose menu offers typical dishes from different regions of the country.
Gastronomy is also on the agenda for the collection’s new hotel in Seville. The Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla intends to become a must for lovers of inventive cuisine, which is why it has called on multi-starred chef Eneko Atxa to deploy his Eneko Basque cuisine concept in the hotel. Another innovative chef, Manuel Berganza, oversees the Justa Rufina restaurant, which is located on the ground floor but also has street and rooftop terraces
Located in the heart of the Andalusian city, close to theatres and museums, the newly built hotel is part of the Plaza de la Magdalena transformation project. In addition to modernizing the square, which has been returned to pedestrian use, the architects Borgos Pieper have designed an elegant venue that blends traditional Sevillian architectural styles.
The building, which is LEED Hospitality Gold certified, meets the growing requirements of CSR and has the particularity of being able to operate in a very modern and comfortable environment.
onerously on renewable energy. ” We looked to the past and the future at the same time, considering what felt right. The result is a building that fits its place, but also its time,” explained Etienne Borgos of Borgos Pieper. In total, the Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, like the one in Milan, has 89 rooms, including five suites – two of them penthouse suites with large private terraces – a gym and, of course, a rooftop pool.
Art as a common thread
Alongside these openings, The Radisson Collection has launched a new series of collaborations with emerging local artists. The aim is to create works of art in selected Radisson Collection hotels that are inspired by the iconic location of each hotel. The brand, which includes the Arne Jacobsen-designed Radisson Collection Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, will cultivate this arty heritage, including collaborations in the UK with photographer Rich McCor – aka Paperboyo – and contemporary artist Fei Wang, aka Mr.Slowboy. Other partnerships will continue to be revealed in 2022, where artists will share their inspiration at Radisson Collection’s flagship hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including Milan and Seville.
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!