CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa & FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galaxy Hotels Group today announced the conversion of the full-service hotel at 1200 Collins Road NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the Radisson Hotels Americas brand, which is a part of Choice Hotels International. The newly branded Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids is the first hotel conversion to the Radisson brand since Radisson Hotels Americas was acquired by Choice Hotels International in 2022. The seven-story, atrium-style property features 220 keys and approximately 26,000 square feet of event space. The hotel will remain open for business during a comprehensive renovation. The Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids is owned by Voyage Capital Group and operated by Galaxy Hotels Group. Frisco, Texas-based Galaxy Hotels Group is a growing hotel management company that operates hotels across nine U.S. states, representing well-known brands.
“Galaxy Hotels Group is excited to add our first Radisson-branded hotel to the company’s growing management portfolio. We are thrilled to be a part of the vibrant Cedar Rapids community with our operation of the newly branded Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids. Radisson is one of the most recognized hotel brands and brings great value to the Cedar Rapids hospitality landscape,” said Scott Nadel, chief operating officer, Galaxy Hotels Group.
Focusing on Internal Guests
Nadel welcomes the Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids' more than 100 team members to Galaxy. As a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) with 25+ years of hospitality experience, Nadel leads Galaxy with humility, respect, old world values, and progressive business strategies.
Nadel, a second-generation hotelier, is proud of Galaxy’s culture of supporting the happiness of the company’s hotel ambassadors, including encouraging them to make decisions and take ownership of their work. “Galaxy fosters an inclusive environment, where talented team members are valued, empowered, and inspired to deliver exceptional service,” Nadel said.
Creating Memorable Guest Experiences
Culture is the beating heart that unites the Galaxy Hotels Group property portfolio. Each Galaxy-managed hotel exhibits a distinctive sense of identity and a deep appreciation for the community in which the hotel operates. Being a sustainable community partner is a priority for Galaxy, and the management company supports the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Responsible Stay environmental initiative.
According to Nadel, true hospitality is much more than providing comfortable accommodations. Galaxy-managed hotels serve as welcoming gateways to local authentic experiences and community partnerships. “We aim to provide a hospitality environment that immerses our team members and guests in the rich tapestry of local culture, heritage, and traditions,” Nadel said. “We are eager to show the Cedar Rapids area how we deliver on the operational tenet of authenticity with our reflagged Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids.”
About Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids
Located a quarter mile off I-380 and just minutes from downtown Cedar Rapids, the 220-room/suite Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids is near many attractions and businesses in the City of Five Seasons. The hotel strives to create truly special moments and features spacious guest rooms and suites with plush bedding, a TV, a large desk, and free Wi-Fi. You will also find on-site dining at The Cedar Grille restaurant and adjacent lounge, a well-equipped fitness center, a heated indoor pool, a business center, free parking, and a free shuttle service to Eastern Iowa Airport. The Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids' concierge-level guest accommodations include access to the hotel’s executive lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast, snacks, and desserts during weekdays. The hotel has approximately 26,000 square feet of flexible event space and boasts a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate 1,000 guests. Collaborate with the property’s on-site professional event staff for personalized attention and expertise to achieve a successful gathering. For more information about the Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids or to make a reservation, visit the hotel’s website or call (319) 393-6600.
About Galaxy Hotels Group
Frisco, Texas-based Galaxy Hotels Group is a growing hotel management company focused on unparalleled internal and external guest experiences and a commitment to sustainability. Galaxy operates hotels across nine U.S. states, representing well-known brands, including Choice Hotels International, G6 Hospitality, Hilton, IHG, and Marriott, among others. To maintain a competitive edge, Galaxy utilizes advanced technology to be efficient, streamline operations, support proper training of team members, and ensure guest satisfaction. Galaxy-managed hotels strive to be the preferred choice for discerning guests seeking an ideal blend of sophistication, comfort, and personalized attention. For more information about Galaxy Hotels Group, visit www.galaxyhotelsgroup.com.