The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups – has appointed Ian Rydin as the General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport.Ian, who is Swedish, has a solid background in the hospitality industry, spanning almost 30 years. Having started his managerial career in 1993 at Stoten Ski Resort in Sweden, Ian gained industry experience working in various F&B positions in Sweden, Malaysia and Cyprus.
In 2000, Ian joined Rezidor in Future Openings, responsible for managing all commercial and operational aspects in integrating new business units; including franchise conversions, managed and leased hotel take-overs, and new build projects.
Ian moved to Turkey in 2007 as General Manager of the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, before being appointed as opening General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown in 2010 – his most recent position.
Ian holds a BSc (Honours) in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Oxford Brookes University, and a Strategic General Management Certificate from the Cranfield University School of Management, in the UK. Additionally, Ian holds certificate diplomas from Cornell University, IMHI, Paris Essec Business School and Gothenberg International Hospitality College.