A second Radisson Collection hotel opens in Spain

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Published on 30/03/22 - Updated on 30/03/22

Radisson Collection, Gran Vía Bilbao

Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Vía Bilbao has opened its doors to add Radisson Hotel Group’s second luxury lifestyle Radisson Collection property to Spain.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla opened in 2021, and just a year after Spain welcomes a second Radisson Collection property in the heart of Bilbao. This new opening is part of the ambitious Radisson’s growth plan in Spain.

Located in he former headquarters of Banco Hispano Americano, Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Vía Bilbao features 137 rooms over six floors, including two rooftop suites with private terraces featuring a jacuzzi and views of the city. The hotel’s fitness and spa area, complete with indoor pool and yoga studio, is expected to open in the coming months.

NKO, the first restaurant of its kind from renowned chef Eneko Atxa, is located on the rooftop of the property on a vast terrace with vertical gardens. NKO brings together Basque and Japanese cuisine. This is the third collaboration between the chef and Radisson Hotel Group, following the opening of his Eneko Basque concept in Seville and Brussels. Another partnership will soon follow in Madrid.

The hotel’s design takes inspiration from the Art Deco area, and was imagined by dAAr Arquitectura. Each space is characterized by a different design. Principles materials choosen are marble, natural stone and wood.

The hotel have received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum green building certification, consuming 47% less energy and 40% less water than comparable buildings. It has also achieved the LEED Innovation credit for creating a « Walkable Project site ». 

It’s a great pleasure to open the second Radisson Collection hotel in Spain and bring the brand to Bilbao. One of the most outstanding elements of this new hotel is its location in the heart of the city on one of the most prominent avenues, Gran Vía. The hotel features stylish and attention-to-detail design, with an exceptional rooftop terrace, that is one of the best in Bilbao. We are honored to partner with local five-time Michelin star chef Eneko Atxa to offer top-class gastronomy at our NKO restaurant. 

Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Area Senior Vice President Northern & Western Europe, Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group has ambitious expansion plan for the spanish market, the goal is to open more than 20 hotels in the next five years. In recent months, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla opened in Seville, and later this year Spain’s first Radisson RED lifestyle property will open its doors in the center of Madrid. The brand Radisson Blu is already well settled in the destination with Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado, Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria, Radisson Blu, Barcelona Sagrada Familia and Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan.

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