Radisson Hotel Group has revealed the design concept for the brand new Radisson RED Reykjavik. This new city hub, the first-ever Radisson RED in Iceland, is set to open its doors in 2021. The 203-room hotel will be a newly built property that provides travellers with an ideal base from which to explore the city and beyond. Located in the city center, with easy pedestrian access to the main retail street, leisure areas and financial district, the 17-storey hotel will be an oceanfront property offering guests panoramic views of the ocean, city and the surrounding mountain ridge. The design is comprehensive, welcoming, accessible and connects locals and travelers with the restaurant and bar on the ground floor, street plaza, Red Sky bar and a Terrace viewpoint. The roof of the hotel is activated with a two-level roof bar and viewing terrace accessed from a glazed panoramic lift with spectacular views to and from the spectacular city.
“Radisson RED is Radisson Hotel Group’s upscale, select-service hotel brand that presents a playful twist on the conventional. Radisson RED hotels inject new life into hospitality through informal services, a social scene that’s waiting to be shared and bold design that kick-starts the fun. It is the perfect match for Reykjavik and the entire Radisson Hotel Group team and owners are thrilled to introduce this landmark Reykjavik”, said Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Area Senior Vice President of Radisson Hotel Group in Northern Europe.
“The idea for this new landmark hotel is to create a special building which will reinforce the sense of the city of Reykjavik and the landscape of Iceland to create a new and exciting destination for the city. It is inspired by the history of the architecture and geology of the land, with its colourful buildings painted red, black and white and dramatic natural phenomena of basalt columns and red and black lava flows”, said the architect Tony Kettle.