|MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 30, 2005) ---- Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced
that the company has added 13 new locations under four of its brands globally
in October. These include two new Radisson Hotels & Resorts®
properties in Malta and Mexico, one Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
property in India, three Country Inns & Suites By Carlsonsm locations
in the U.S., and seven Park Inn® hotels in the U.K. and India. These
new additions bring Carlson's global portfolio to 913 hotels with 145,497
rooms in 69 countries.
"As we approach the end of 2005, I'm delighted with the development
progress our brands have made this year," said Sam Winterbottom, executive
vice president of development, Carlson Hotels Worldwide. "In all, we've
added 96 hotels since January 1. Most notably in October, was the addition
of seven Park Inn hotels. Each has unique characteristics to make them
interesting and individual, but all offer guests the fresh and relaxing
guest experience that defines the Park Inn brand. "
Each of the seven new hotels joining the Park Inn brand in October
is ideal for leisure or business travelers alike, and bring the brand's
global inventory to 79 hotels and 10,528 guestrooms. Of the new properties,
five are located in the U.K. and two are in India. The U.K. hotels include
the 168-room Park Inn West Bromwich; the Park Inn Lakeside with 97 guestrooms;
the 145-room Park Inn Northampton; the Park Inn Nottingham with 172 rooms;
and the Park Inn Telford with 153 guestrooms. New hotels in India are the
43-room Park Inn Manali, and the 60-room Park Inn Badrinath.
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
The three new Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels joining the
brand's portfolio in October include the 62-room Country Inn & Suites
By Carlson-Mishawaka in Ind., owned by Jerald Good; the 100-room Country
Inn & Suites By Carlson-Aiken in S.C., owned by Bansi Patel; and the
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson-Merrillville in Ind., which is owned
by Sanjay Patel and features 62 guestrooms. These new additions bring the
brand's global hotel and room count totals to 377 and 30,351, respectively.
Radisson Poliforum Plaza Hotel Leon
Boulevard Adolfo Lopez Mateos # 1611 Oriente, Col Barrio
The Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa
Golden Bay, Mellieha,
Island of Malta MLH 02, Malta
Radisson Hotels & Resorts
The two hotels joining the Radisson brand in October are the 337-room
Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort & Spa in Mellieha, Malta, which is
considered one of Malta's most exclusive five-star resorts, and the 119-room
Radisson Poliforum Plaza Hotel in Leon, Mexico, located near the Poliforum
Convention Center in downtown Leon. To date, Radisson's global portfolio
includes 414 hotels with 95,840 guestrooms.
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Designed to suit the needs of both business and corporate travelers,
the new Park Plaza Royal Palms in Mumbai, India, features 223 spacious
guestrooms and is convenient to the city's commercial hubs, the domestic
and international airports and central business districts of North Mumbai.
Park Plaza's property and room inventory is currently 36 hotels and 6,244
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