Radisson Hotel Group unveils plans for new Radisson Red Reykjavik – Hotel-Online
Red Radisson | January 08, 2020
203-room Radisson RED Reykjavik, due to open in 2021, will be a newly built property and mark the very first Radisson RED hotel in Iceland
â€œRadisson RED is Radisson Hotel Group’s premium hotel and select service brand that presents a playful twist on the conventional. Radisson RED hotels breathe new life into hospitality with informal services, a social scene waiting to be shared, and bold design that kicks off the fun. This is the perfect match for Reykjavik and the entire team and owners of Radisson Hotel Group are delighted to present this iconic Reykjavik landmark, â€said Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Regional Senior Vice President of Radisson Hotel Group in Northern Europe .
The 203-room Radisson RED Reykjavik, which opens in 2021, will be a newly built property that provides travelers with an ideal base for exploring the city and beyond. Located in the city center, with easy pedestrian access to the main shopping street, leisure areas and the financial district, the 17-story hotel will be an ocean front property offering guests panoramic views of the ocean, city and surrounding mountain ridge. The design is complete, welcoming, accessible and connects locals and travelers with the restaurant and bar on the ground floor, the street plaza, the Red Sky bar and a viewpoint on the terrace.
â€œThe idea of â€‹â€‹this new iconic hotel is to create a special building that will enhance the sense of the town of Rekyjavik and the Icelandic landscape to create an exciting new destination for the city. It is inspired by the history of architecture and geology of the earth, with its colorful buildings painted in red, black and white and the dramatic natural phenomena of basalt columns and red and black lava flows â€, explains architect Tony Kettle.
The hotel’s rooftop is activated with a two-level rooftop bar and panoramic terrace accessed from a glass-enclosed panoramic elevator with spectacular views to and from the spectacular city.
Sigurborg Osk Haraldsdottir, chairman of the planning and transport committee, said that the planning and transport committee stressed that special attention was paid to the local environment, that the building would be accessible to the public and that the building would be of the highest quality.
â€œI would say myself that it has been a success and that this building will be a big part of the city skyline for the future. The building, its surroundings and all the finishing works, in my opinion, create an overall design that leads to a better quality of the urban environment and this is important when condensing agglomerations â€, says Sigurborg Osk Haraldsdotti and adds : â€œI also underline that the redesign of Vitastigur and the square in front of the SkÃºlagata building will be safe and very accessible to the public. In the site map, there is a requirement for access from SkÃºlagata through the entrance to the site, so that the public has access to the entire site. The ground floor will also be open with dining areas as well as the top floor with a view onto the terrace for guests and walks, â€said Sigurborg Osk Haraldsdottir.