News Article Brașov Bucharest Cluj-Napoca David Jenkins hotel Ionuț Nicolescu Radisson Hotel Group Romania
by Property Forum | Hotel

Grand Development, founded by Romanian entrepreneur Ionuț Nicolescu, has closed a partnership with Radisson Hotel Group for the opening of its first five-star villas resort in Romania, near Brașov.

The project will comprise 46 Scandinavian chalet-style villas and 20 hotel rooms. The project is slated for delivery in Q4 2026.

“We see immense potential in the Romanian market. With our strong resort value proposition, we are looking to develop hotels and resorts also in leisure destinations. This new and unique Radisson Blu resort in such a sought-after mountain destination is the perfect addition to our existing portfolio in Romania and will give our guests a great variety of options,” says David Jenkins, Vice President Business Development at Radisson Hotel Group. 

The resort’s facilities will include an open-kitchen restaurant, an interior pool, a wellness and fitness centre as well as several conference rooms.

Ionuț Nicolescu, Grand Development’s Founder, added that the project will increase Brașov’s visibility among foreign tourists.

In Romania, Radisson Blu oprates three hotels in Bucharest, Brașov and Cluj-Napoca. In total, Radisson Hotel Group now has seven hotels with 1,657 rooms in operation or under development in Romania across the Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson, and Radisson Blu brands.