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Carlson Hotels Adds Five Radisson Hotels During the Month of September 2005; 
Three in Europe, One in India, and One in the U.S.  
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MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 26, 2005) ---- Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced that the company added five Radisson Hotels & Resorts and two Country Inns & Suites By Carlson properties during the month of September.  Of the new Radisson hotels, three are in Europe, one is in India, and another is in the U.S.  The two new Country Inns & Suites are located in India and the United States.  The company's global portfolio now totals 907 hotels and 145,715 guestrooms in 69 countries around the world.  Carlson hotel brands include: Regent International Hotels, Radisson Hotels & Resorts®, Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By Carlsonsm and Park Inn®. 

"We are pleased to announce the addition of seven new properties to the global portfolio of Carlson Hotels Worldwide," said Sam Winterbottom, executive vice president of development, Carlson Hotels Worldwide.  "These new properties embody our strategy of continuing global growth to better serve our customers with high quality hospitality offerings in an increasing number of locations," he added. 

Radissons Open in Europe, India and the U.S.

Located in one of the most fashionable shopping malls in the city, the Radisson SAS Hotel in Hasselt, Belgium, boasts unique room styles and excellent dining and meeting facilities.  

All rooms are fully equipped with first-class amenities, including complimentary high-speed Internet access.  The Passage Fitness First is a spacious and fully equipped fitness club available to all guests, and the onsite Koper Bar & Restaurant offers a contemporary menu in an old Flemish setting. Designed to celebrate the work ethics of local cattle farmers and coal miners, the hotel's four meeting rooms are uniquely decorated with black and white vintage photography of men and women at work.  The space can accommodate small to mid-sized meetings and events.

The architecture of the new Radisson SAS Media Harbour Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, embraces its port city location, with a sleek modern design and creative water attractions in the front and back of the hotel. Located in the middle of Medienhafen (Media Harbour), a new area being developed south of Düsseldorf, surrounded by media, design and advertising companies, the hotel is within close proximity of international shopping centers and historic Altstadt.  The 135 luxurious, yet contemporary guestrooms and suites are designed by Italian  designer, Matteo Thun, and include high-quality amenities including walk-in showers, flat-panel LCD televisions and complimentary broadband service, including high-speed and wireless Internet access.
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Radisson Hotel Largo-Washington D.C.
(formerly Club Hotel By Doubletree)
9100 Basil Court
Largo, Maryland 20774

Radisson SAS Hotel Kiev
Yaroslaviv Val 22
Kiev 01034 Ukraine
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Fine-dining cuisine with an Italian accent is served in the onsite lifestyle restaurant, which features a terrace garden and a private dining room, ideal for private parties and small events, and also features a walk-in wine cellar.  Guests can also enjoy the hotel's leisure area, which features fitness and wellness amenities and a sauna.  Two boardrooms accommodate small meetings.

Located in an historic building from 1903, the Radisson SAS Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, is completely renovated to provide first-class service and amenities expected at an upscale hotel. Just 20 miles from Borispol International Airport, the hotel offers panoramic views of the Dnipro River, as well as fine-dining options and meetings facilities.

The hotel is within walking distance of government offices, numerous parks, and historic churches and shops that line the city's main street.  All 225 rooms are spacious and furnished in Scandinavian, Maritime and Italian styles.  The hotel's Bistro Côté Est restaurant offers modern French cuisine, while Mille Miglia Ristorante & Enoteca serves fine Italian cuisine and has its own wine bar.  The K-Largo Cigar Bar is located in the lobby, and is designed for enjoying a cocktail or snack after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings. 

Nestled in the vast Himalayan mountain range, the Radisson Jass Hotel-Shimla in India offers scenic valley views from its quaint hill station site.  Just 15 minutes from the main city center and 16 miles to the Jubbar Hatti Airport, the hotel features 59 guestrooms, all offering complete tea and coffee making facility, a mini-bar, in-room safe and pay-per-view movies. 

The hotel's onsite Cafe Valley Vue is a full-service restaurant serving Indian and International cuisine; the business center has high-speed Internet access, as well as fax and copy services.  

Considered the "summer capital" of India, Shimla is the site for a variety of local attractions, from Naldehra golf course, the oldest course in India, to shopping malls and historic walking tours.   The hotel is 30 minutes from Jakhoo, Shimla's highest peak and the Himchal State Museum. 

The new Radisson Hotel Largo-Washington D.C. in Largo, Maryland offers guests an onsite restaurant, lounge and 184 newly appointed guest rooms.  Each room features Sleep Number® beds, complimentary in-room coffee, flat screen TVs on the executive floor, microwave, refrigerator, and free high-speed Internet access.

Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool and fully equipped fitness center, as well as a complimentary shuttle service to nearby attractions.The Grill serves a wide variety of traditional dishes including vegetarian and Chesapeake Bay seafood specialties.  For lunch, soups, sandwiches and salads are available in the lobby lounge area.  A breakfast buffet is served daily, and room service is offered from the early morning until the evening. 

With 2,300 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, the hotel can easily accommodate groups of 10 to 200.  Specializing in wedding receptions, professional conferences and themed events, the onsite catering staff can plan an event from start to finish.  Audio/visual equipment is also available.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Expands in U.S. and India

The new 78-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Jackson, Mich., is conveniently located off I-94, and features an indoor heated pool, a whirlpool, and an onsite fitness center with treadmills, a stationary bike and a Multi Gym.  Complimentary continental breakfast is offered daily; coffee, candy and cookies are available to guests in the lobby 24 hours a day. 

The hotel, which is owned and managed by Bhogilal Patel, is within walking distance to several family-style restaurants, including Lone Star, Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel.  The guestrooms include high-speed Internet access, a coffeemaker, a mini refrigerator, microwave, 25-inch television, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

The new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Jalandhar, India, is owned and operated by Arun Moses, and offers 48 spacious guestrooms.  The hotel is located in the center of the city and features two restaurants: Mosaic, a 24-hour, multi-cuisine restaurant, and The Oriental Kitchen, serving Chinese specialties.

Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the major operating groups of Carlson Companies, a global leader in providing corporate solutions and consumer services in the marketing, travel and hospitality industries.  Other names among the Carlson family of brands and services are: Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, Carlson Marketing Group, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Results Travel, Cruise Holidays, T.G.I. Friday's and Pick Up Stix restaurants.  The company has been recognized by both Fortune and Working Mother magazines as one of the "100 best places to work for in America," Carlson Companies' corporate headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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Contact:

Joan Cronson, 763-212-1418
Director of Public Relations
jcronson@carlson.com

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Also See: Carlson Hotels Worldwide Opens 87 New Locations in 2004 / February 2005
Hospitality Properties Trust Contracts with Carlson Hotels to Manage 12 Hotels Currently Operating Under the Prime Hotel Brand / April 2005


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