Edwardian Group turn London skies Blu
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:22
Edwardian Group turn London skies BluLondon will finally see Blu skies on the summer solstice (Thursday 21st June), as the Edwardian Group, London celebrate their re-branding to Radisson Blu Edwardian, London, by handing out designer Blu sunglasses and encouraging the public to see their world in Blu.
“Sunglasses may have been optimistic given the recent weather,” said director of marketing Linda Plant “but we thought it would be fun for everyone to see our Blu world. London looks great in Blu and we wanted to mark this special moment in our history when we changed the name of our group of hotels from Radisson Edwardian, to Radisson Blu Edwardian, London.”
“Get into the Blu” taxis representing the hotels will also tour the capital with Radisson Blu Edwardian, London models (decked of course from head to foot in blue) and traditional welcome fruits in the hotels are replaced with Blu macaroons.
The rebrand follows a recent decision for the group of thirteen hotels in London, Guildford and Manchester to align with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The agreement comes after months of discussion and is aimed to improve the group’s visibility, aligning Edwardian with a brand recognised world-wide.
Despite the re-branding, the hotels remain independent without any change in ownership. Commenting on the joint venture, Paul Mansi, COO of Edwardian Group, London stressed that despite adopting an overarching name, the group has not lost its own identity.
“Edwardian, London captures the spirit of the group centred in and totally connected to the most vibrant city in the world. Our individual personality, vibe, influences and innovative way of presenting our hotels is inspired by the capital.” he explained.
“Radisson Blu is one of the world’s fastest growing upscale hotel brands,” he continued. “We are aligning with a vigorous, dynamic group with new iconic hotels such as the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago and the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Minneapolis which the Carlson Rezidor Group have invested heavily in as part of the development of their own brand.
“By aligning ourselves in this way we gain vastly greater visible presence, remove a source of potential confusion for our customers, gain strength in numbers and create a stronger identity especially in Europe. In brief, it’s good for business and good for the brand.”
Mansi stressed that the re-branding decision would not see any changes to the high levels of hospitality and the quality standards that are a by-word at Edwardian.
“Service, quality and a “can do” attitude are at the very heart of Edwardian and Edwardian remains at the heart of our new name,” he concluded.