by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 13, 2010

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown, will open in early 2011 with 202 guest rooms, parent company Rezidor Hotel Group announced yesterday. Meeting facilities will include six conference rooms, two boardrooms and a business center. The hotel is within walking distance of the Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar, a retail and entertainment hub with 22 restaurants. Dubai International Airport is six miles away. The property will be the fourth Radisson Blu-branded hotel in Dubai. "Despite the economic slowdown, Dubai continues to have the highest RevPAR worldwide and remains one of Rezidor's focus areas in the Middle East," said Kurt Ritter, president and CEO of Rezidor.