Go back to the enewsletter Radisson Blu has annou

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterRadisson Blu has announced the opening of its second hotel in Vienna, Austria. The modern 233-room Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna, a rebranding of an existing hotel, opened its doors under a new umbrella. The hotel is located next to Schönbrunn Palace – one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in the country.“The capital of Austria remains a focal market for our growth journey,” said Elie Younes, executive vice president and chief development officer of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “The additional hotel brings the group´s portfolio in Vienna to three hotels – two Radisson Blu properties and one Park Inn by Radisson – with nearly 500 rooms, and we will continue to look for further opportunities in this city alongside our franchise partner Austria Trend.”The Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna, features 233 guest rooms, including 21 suites. Guests have an all-day restaurant and lobby bar, executive lounge, gym, sauna and relaxation area at their disposal. The property also features a ballroom, with more than 600 square metres of space and a total capacity of 500 people, along with nine modern seminar rooms.The Austria Trend Hotels, Austria’s largest hotel group, have already had a successful cooperation with the Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt in Salzburg since 2001.“Our partnership with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, operator of Radisson Blu, in Salzburg has proven to be very positive; the figures are very satisfactory,” explained Martin Winkler, spokesman of the Verkehrsbüro Group executive board. “Our aim is to strengthen the international position of the Hotel Park Royal Palace through the Radisson Blu brand.”“Radisson Blu is an established and attractive hotel brand, for guests in the leisure and business segments, as well as those from the intercontinental overseas markets – especially from the USA and Asia,” added Andreas Berger, managing director of the Austria Trend Hotels. “The positioning of the Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna, as a leading international hotel in the immediate vicinity of Schönbrunn Palace will be strengthened through the cooperation.”Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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The Obamas have signed up to make podcasts for Spotify

first_imgFresh off the back of signing an agreement to make shows for Netflix, Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions has signed a deal with Spotify that will see the former American President and First Lady make podcasts for the streaming platform.The multi-year deal will see the company making exclusive podcasts for Spotify across a range of topics, and yes, both Obamas will appear on some of the shows, Deadline reports.Related: Best iPhone apps“We’ve always believed in the value of entertaining, thought-provoking conversation,” said Barack Obama. “It helps us build connections with each other and open ourselves up to new ideas. We’re excited about Higher Ground Audio because podcasts offer an extraordinary opportunity to foster productive dialogue, make people smile and make people think, and, hopefully, bring us all a little closer together.”Higher Ground was set up back in 2018 with the intent to create “powerful stories to entertain, inform and inspire, and to lift up diverse voices in the entertainment industry.” This sentiment was echoed in the words of Michelle Obama, welcoming the deal: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too often ignored or silenced altogether, and through Spotify, we can share those stories with the world,” she said. “Our hope is that through compelling, inspirational storytelling, Higher Ground Audio will not only produce engaging podcasts, but help people connect emotionally and open up their minds—and their hearts.”Related: Best Android appsSpotify has been investing heavily in podcasting lately, if you hadn’t noticed. Back in February, the company announced the purchase of Gimlet Media – the creators of Reply All – and Anchor, a podcast hosting and distribution platform. Then a month later, the company added Parcast – a company that specialises in true crime and mystery podcasts – to its stable. These are some serious statements of intent. Spotify is clearly about all audio now: not just music.Will you be listening to the Obamas’ podcasts? Let us know on Twitter: @TrustedReviews. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more

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