Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai

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Radisson Blu
Radisson Hotel Logo.svg
Hotel chain Radisson Hotels
General information
Location Chennai, India
Address 531, GST Road, Saint Thomas Mount
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 016
Coordinates 12°59′40″N 80°11′15″E / 12.99437°N 80.187551°E / 12.99437; 80.187551Coordinates: 12°59′40″N 80°11′15″E / 12.99437°N 80.187551°E / 12.99437; 80.187551
Opening 1 March 1999
Owner GRT Hotels
Management Radisson Hotels
Other information
Number of rooms 101
Number of suites 7
Website
Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu is a five-star hotel[1] in Chennai, India. It is located at on GST Road at Meenambakkam, 2 km from Chennai International Airport.

History[edit]

The hotel was built by Macnur Hospitality Limited, 75 percent of whose equity is held by the M A Chidambaram group, in March 1999 at a cost of INR 340 million. In 2001, the hotel was renamed as Radisson GRT after it was bought by the city-based GR Thanga Maaligai.[2]

The hotel[edit]

The hotel has 101 rooms including 7 suites, 19 business-class rooms, 24 club rooms and 51 deluxe rooms. Restaurants in the hotel include Garden Café (an all-day poolside restaurant), The Great Kabab Factory (restaurant) and the Gallop bar. Meeting spaces include The Royal Court (with 3 optional partitions) and The Royal Summit (with 2 optional partitions), both located on the lobby level, and a boardroom.

The hotel initially planned to add another 30 rooms by constructing on the land acquired adjacent to the existing hotel.[3] However, in 2010, it planned to add 70 rooms, 150 persons restaurant and an urban day spa.

In 2010, the hotel was listed among the top ranked hotels by Expedia Insiders' Select 2010.[4]

Awards[edit]

In September 2008, the hotel won the Best Participating Hotel award at the Culinary Challenge and Exhibition 2008 held in Chennai by the Indian Federation of Culinary Association (IFCA).[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Category : 5 Star". List of Approved Hotels as of : 06/01/2013. Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 6 Jan 2013. 
  2. ^ Ramesh, M. (29 July 2001). "GRT Grand Days set to takeover Radisson Hotel". Business Line (Chennai: The Hindu). Retrieved 30 Nov 2011. 
  3. ^ Venkatraman, Hemamalini; Nandini Sivakumar (26 October 2009). "Radisson to add new 162-room hotel in Chennai". The Economic Times (Chennai: The Times Group). Retrieved 30 Nov 2011. 
  4. ^ "Radisson GRT gets Expedia recognition". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu). 11 June 2010. Retrieved 30 Nov 2011. 
  5. ^ "Asiana Hotel bags culinary award". Business Line (Chennai: The Hindu). 27 September 2008. Retrieved 14 Apr 2013. 

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