The Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship and the Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam have jointly confirmed that the Radisson Brunei has partnered with the Royal Trophy as a Preferred Hotel of the magnificent series of Matches to be played between the elite of Asian and European professional golf.

“We are extremely pleased to be designated a Preferred Hotel of the Royal Trophy and sincerely look forward to this prestigious global sporting Event being held in Brunei. We will be delighted to welcome the international guests and visitors to witness this great Championship, to support their respective Continent and to experience the beautiful and stunning sites and warm hospitality of the Sultanate of Brunei,” stated Mr. Peter Feran, General Manager of the Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam.

“Brunei has so much to offer to visitors, from the majestic rain forest, the truly unique Kampong Ayer Water Village and the Royal Regalia Museum; certainly the Nation’s hosting of the Royal Trophy provides golf aficionados throughout the world a fantastic opportunity to visit this magnificent Sultanate,” added Peter Feran.

Located in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan, the Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam provides complimentary high speed internet access in all rooms as well as public areas, a highly-unique and flexible 6pm late checkout option – ideal for international visitors attending the Royal Trophy, and a 100 per cent guest satisfaction guarantee!

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson, Hotel Missoni and Park Plaza®). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and Brussels, Belgium.

“The Royal Trophy has grown into one of the world’s most important golf competitions and one of Asia’s most significant sporting events. It has set new records for Asian golf in terms of spectator attendance, global television broadcast coverage and generation of travel. Having, as its early visionary, the late legendary Seve Ballesteros, being the only competition in the world that unities Asia to compete as one, and featuring a monumental Match between the great Continents of Europe and Asia; the Royal Trophy is a most unique Championship,” stated the Royal Trophy Managing Director, Lincoln Venancio.

“We expect new records for attendance and travel to be set at the upcoming sixth edition of the Royal Trophy and we are very pleased to partner with the Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam in this connection. The visitors attending the Event will certainly have an unforgettable experience,” concluded Lincoln Venancio.

The inaugural five editions of the Royal Trophy delivered highly-competitive contests with Europe, led by the late five-time Major winner Seve Ballesteros, prevailing in the first two encounters; Asia securing a historic victory in the third Match under the captaincy of Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki, and Colin Montgomerie leading the Europeans to the narrowest of victories in the fourth and fifth Tournaments.

In 2010 the Competition was decided on the final putt of the final hole in the final singles match. In the latest edition played at Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand, the Europeans sealed a dramatic ‘recovery’ reversing a 6 to 2 deficit going into the final day, and miraculously winning six and halving two of the eight singles matches to retain stewardship of the Royal Trophy.

The sixth edition of the Royal Trophy, to be played at The Empire Hotel & Country Club on 14-16 December 2012, will be held as a Tribute to the late legendary Seve Ballesteros – the game’s great ambassador who epitomized the spirit of European competitiveness and passion in team golf and who led the Europeans to victory at the inaugural two editions of the Matches. The great Spaniard passed away in 2011 following a dramatic and inspiring battle against brain cancer.

The prestigious and highly-competitive team match-play Continental Championship will once again feature eight players and a captain representing Asia and Europe respectively in a series of sixteen foursomes, four-ball and singles matches.

Japanese superstar Ryo Ishikawa and Korean match-play maestro Kim Kyung-tae are the first two players selected by Japanese golfing giant and Asian Team Captain Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki for the Asian challenge. Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie OBE, the only European golfer in history to remain undefeated in singles competition while wearing European colors, has been nominated by two-time Masters Champion and European Team Captain José Maria Olazábal as the first player for the Continent’s defense of the Trophy.

The hosting of the Royal Trophy in the Sultanate of Brunei offers golf fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the wonders of this majestic land set amidst the monumental Borneo rain forest and the pristine South China Sea.

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