Radisson’s Réunion Island Debut: Blending Business with Tropical Bliss

Radisson’s Réunion Island Debut: Blending Business with Tropical Bliss

By Author

Published on November 14, 2023

Radisson Hotel Group, a name synonymous with upscale hospitality, has expanded its impressive global footprint to Réunion Island, an enchanting destination in the Indian Ocean. The opening of Radisson Hotel Saint Denis heralds a new era of luxury and comfort for travelers visiting this tropical paradise.

A Gateway to Island Wonders

Strategically located at the northern end of Saint-Denis, the island's administrative capital, Radisson Hotel Saint Denis boasts a prime location. Nestled between the charming old town and the main highway, the hotel offers a stunning view of the Barachois waterfront, immersing guests in the rich tapestry of the island's history.

Accommodations for Every Traveler

The hotel's 124 rooms, ranging from standard to superior, including suites, cater to a diverse clientele. The inclusion of accessible rooms underscores Radisson's commitment to inclusive hospitality. Each room is a blend of style and functionality, designed to offer guests a comfortable and memorable stay.

A Blend of Business and Leisure

Radisson Hotel Saint Denis is uniquely positioned to cater to "bleisure" travelers, those who blend business with leisure. The hotel features a co-working area, a business center, and flexible meeting spaces, perfectly balancing work and relaxation. For leisure, guests can unwind at the outdoor pool, stay active at the fitness center, and savor culinary delights inspired by the local culture of La Réunion.

Culinary Exploration and Relaxation

The hotel's dining options, Le Célimène and Le Macatia, offer a culinary journey through the fusion of local flavors. The rooftop Sunset Lounge is an idyllic spot for guests to relax with ocean views, exotic cocktails, and tapas.

Vision for the Future

Under the stewardship of Dharma Kullean, the general manager, Radisson Hotel Saint-Denis is more than just a hotel. It represents the harmony of Radisson's renowned hospitality with the unique charm of Réunion Island. Tim Cordon, COO for Middle East and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, expresses his excitement about the hotel's complete transformation, viewing it as a pivotal addition to the area's tourism landscape.

A Strategic Expansion

The launch of Radisson Hotel Saint Denis is a strategic move by Radisson Hotel Group to introduce upscale international hospitality to Réunion Island. It aims to attract both international and domestic guests, offering a tropical escape that seamlessly blends leisure with business pursuits. This new property joins Radisson's portfolio across three Indian Ocean islands, including Mauritius and Madagascar, strengthening its presence in this enchanting region.


Jetwing Hotels Boosts Solar Power Investment for Greener Operations

Jetwing Hotels Boosts Solar Power Investment for Greener Operations

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on May 16, 2024

Jetwing Hotels, a cornerstone of Sri Lanka’s hospitality sector for over five decades, is spearheading a green revolution in the industry with its latest investment in renewable energy. With a commitment exceeding USD 1 million, Jetwing is set to expand its solar photovoltaic (PV) installations by 1.6 megawatts (MW) by July 2024, marking a significant leap towards a more sustainable future.

Jetwing’s journey towards sustainability began over a decade ago, with the installation of a 20-kilowatt (kW) solar PV system at Jetwing Blue in Negombo. Since then, the brand has strategically implemented solar PV systems totaling 925kW across its properties, alongside a 40kW system at its corporate office in Colombo. In 2023, Jetwing Hotels generated over 1,000-megawatt hours (MWh) of solar energy, equivalent to powering more than 13,000 households and mitigating 608 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

The forthcoming expansion represents a significant milestone for Jetwing Hotels, aiming to triple its current solar power contribution and cover 24% of its total electricity usage. Embracing innovation, certain properties will integrate PV systems into car park roof structures, maximizing space utilization and energy efficiency. Moreover, surplus energy will be exported to the national grid, further reducing reliance on non-renewable sources.

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Jetwing Safari Camp, situated near Yala National Park, will lead by example with a 120kW roof-mount solar PV system, significantly reducing its carbon footprint. This initiative underscores Jetwing Hotels’ proactive approach to environmental stewardship, aligning with Sri Lanka’s ambitious goals of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Recognition from the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka highlights Jetwing Hotels’ commitment to sustainability, reinforcing its position as a trailblazer in sustainable tourism. With a legacy spanning over half a century, Jetwing Hotels continues to redefine luxury hospitality while championing responsible tourism practices. Through ongoing initiatives focused on community empowerment, environmental conservation, and resource efficiency, Jetwing Hotels remains dedicated to shaping a vibrant and sustainable future for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.


Atmosphere Core Introduces Raaya to Expand Maldives Portfolio

Atmosphere Core Introduces Raaya to Expand Maldives Portfolio

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on March 28, 2024

Atmosphere Core, a renowned international hospitality company, is set to broaden its presence in South Asia with the addition of Kudakurathu island in Raa Atoll, Maldives, to its management portfolio. The island, soon to be rebranded as 'RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE,' is scheduled to open its doors on July 4, 2024, marking the third Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts property in the Maldives and the ninth globally.

Since its inception in December 2013, Atmosphere Core has been synonymous with exceptional service, innovative culinary concepts, and groundbreaking experiences, establishing its properties as premier choices in the Maldivian hospitality sector.

Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director of Atmosphere Core, expressed excitement about the expansion, stating, “By adding ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ to our growing Maldives portfolio, we aim to further enhance our brand position of ‘…A New Experience Awaits’. Our goal is to provide guests with curated experiences through our signature RAAYA™ Holiday Plan, ensuring unparalleled service at every touchpoint.”

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Accessible via a 45-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, 'RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE' is a sanctuary nestled amidst lush greenery, with 88 percent of its expanse dedicated to nature. The resort boasts 167 beach and ocean villas, six diverse dining options, and an array of recreational activities, including water sports, diving, and a kids club, offering guests a memorable escape enriched by the vibrant local culture.

Mr. Ranjit Batra, President, Hospitality of Kudakurathu Island Resort Pvt. Ltd., shared his enthusiasm, stating, “Kudakurathu is a captivating island that combines the untouched beauty of the Maldives with innovative design, creating a distinctive destination.”

With this expansion, Atmosphere Core continues its commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences and creating unforgettable memories for guests in the Maldives and beyond.


Experience the Ultimate IPL Extravaganza at The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai

Experience the Ultimate IPL Extravaganza at The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on March 23, 2024

The Eloquent Elephant at Taj Dubai is all set to host an exclusive Indian Premier League (IPL) extravaganza from March 22 to April 14, 2024.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement of cricket as The Eloquent Elephant transforms into the ultimate IPL hub. Whether you're a die-hard cricket fan or just looking for a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family, this event promises an unforgettable experience.

Attendees can look forward to thrilling matches, delicious bites, and refreshing beverages. Plus, there's an exciting opportunity to predict the man of the match in every game and win amazing prizes.

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Here are the irresistible offers awaiting you:

  • Dive into the IPL action with a minimum spend of AED 150 for league matches and AED 250 for the finals, fully redeemable against the exquisite a la carte menu.

  • Indulge in three signature bar nibbles for just AED 99, perfect for snacking while enjoying the cricket action.

  • Experience the ultimate IPL experience with three hours of free-flowing house spirits, house grapes, bottled hops, and nibbles for AED 250.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy thrilling cricket matches alongside delectable treats at The Eloquent Elephant. Join us for an unparalleled IPL adventure!

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