Radisson Blue Coming to Mongolia

It’s time to go to Mongolia! Almost. In winter 2011, the country will welcome the Radisson Blu Hotel Ulaanbaatar, the first Rezidor Hotel Group property to hit Mongolia. This will increase the company’s tally to 61 countries, says Rezidor president and CEO Kurt Ritter. You’ll find the new Radisson Blu right in the heart of the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, walking distance from Sukhbaatar Square and Peace Avenue, and it will be adjacent to the Choijin Lama Temple, which is home to an eighteenth century gold-covered statue of Buddha Shayaryamuni.

The property will have 175 guestrooms, three restaurants (including a microbrewery) and a wellness center – not to mention close to 5,000 square feet of conference and meeting space. Needless to say, this will be helpful in accommodating the increasing number of tourists to Mongolia, which has been growing at a compound annual rate of 15 percent since 2006.

So, if you’re looking to check out the temple or trod some of the same dirt as Genghis Khan, you’re about to get another lodging option.

Free Fridays at Radisson Hotels through summer

I think we’re all sighing a collective “TGIF” right about now.

Fridays have always been golden days for heralding in the weekend. But Radisson is upping their appeal even more.

This summer, get a free Friday stay at a Radisson Hotel or Resort with any regular room reservation on a consecutive Thursday or Saturday. 50% off a 2-day stay, anyone?

The offer is valid on standard rooms (single or double occupancy) through September 15, 2009 at participating Radissons in North America, South America, Asia, or the UK.

In the same Friday vein, Radissons in the US are also offering “buy one, get one free” entrée deals at TGIF restaurants.

[Thanks, ShermansTravel.com]