to its Portfolio of Brands in January 2006
|MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 9, 2006) ---- Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced
that the company has added eight new franchise locations to its portfolio
of brands in January. These include a new Radisson SAS property in
Brussels, Belgium, a new Park Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Ontario,
Canada, and a new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Grand Rapids,
Mich. The new additions bring Carlson's global portfolio to 924 hotels
with 147,204 rooms in 69 countries. Carlson hotel brands include: Regent
International Hotels, Radisson Hotels & Resorts®, Park Plaza®
Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By Carlsonsm and Park Inn®.
"After a tremendous growth year in 2005, all the brands of Carlson Hotels are positioned for strong development activity in 2006 and beyond," said Sam Winterbottom, executive vice president of Development, Carlson Hotels Worldwide. "In fact, according to a recent study published by Lodging Econometrics, 'in both '06 and '07 lodging demand growth should still exceed supply growth, after future removals from guestroom inventory are factored in.' This is a clear indicator for growing pricing power and record setting profitability over the next few years and great news for both our company and our industry at large."
Radisson Hotels & Resorts
Two new Radisson hotels in the U.S. include the 133-room Radisson Hotel Milwaukee North Shore in Glendale, Wisc., located near the shores of Lake Michigan and within minutes of Miller Brewing Company, Harley Davidson and Marquette University; and the 325-room Radisson Hotel Tulsa in Oklahoma, providing more than 14,000 square feet of flexible, well-appointed meeting and banquet space.
Finally, the newest Radisson property in the Middle Eastern country
of Dubai is the 251-room Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Media City. This modern
property is close to the beach and features contemporary interior design
elements and high-tech amenities that make it stand apart from other hotels
in the region. To date, Radisson's global portfolio includes 416 hotels
with over 96,000 guestrooms.
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
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.
Joan Cronson, 763-212-1418
|Also See:||Odyssey Glendale Hotel, LLC Acquires the 133-room Manchester East Hotel & Suites, Milwaukee; Plans Conversion to Radisson Hotel / December 2004|
|Carlson Hotels Worldwide Adds 110 Hotels to its Five-brand, Global Portfolio in 2005; Systemwide Revenues Reaches USD$6 Billion / January 2006|