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 Carlson Hotels Names Steve Mogck, Formerly SVP of Legal, to
EVP of Select Service Hotels - Country Inns & Suites
and Park Inn Brands 
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (March 20, 2006)----Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced the promotion of Steve Mogck, formerly senior vice president of Legal, to the position of executive vice president of Select Service Hotels for Carlson Hotels Worldwide.  The appointment was announced by Yvonne La Penotiere, president, Carlson Hotels Worldwide-The Americas.  In his new role, Mogck will oversee the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and Park Inn hotel brands and will report directly to La Penotiere.  Mogck's responsibilities include building brand culture; serving as the key contact for franchisee and partner relationships; serving as the brand champion; leading orientation, training and field service; and developing brand systems, processes and standards.

"This appointment recognizes Steve's wealth of business experience as well as his commitment to Carlson Hotels Worldwide," said La Penotiere.  "It also acknowledges his exceptional performance as a business leader and will provide him with a new and exciting challenge to position our select service brands for a successful journey ahead."

Mogck takes the position previously held by Nancy Johnson who was recently promoted to executive vice president of Carlson's Full Service Hotels which include Radisson Hotels & Resorts and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.  

Mogck joined Carlson in 1998 as director of Contract Administration for Carlson Hotels.  In 2000, he became associate general counsel for parent company Carlson Companies.  Prior to Carlson, Mogck was an attorney with Gray Plant Mooty and the former Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman law firms in Minneapolis. He received his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa.  He also earned his master of business administration degree with distinction from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois; and his bachelor of science degree in Business from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide includes five hotel brands, totaling more than 920 locations in 70 countries.  Hotel brands include: Regent International Hotels (www.regenthotels.com), one of the most respected brands in the luxury segment of the lodging industry; Radisson Hotels & Resorts®(www.radisson.com), one of the world's leading upscale hotel companies with more than 415 locations in 63 countries; Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts (www.parkplaza.com) positioned in the mid-scale segment of the full-service hotel category, has over 35 hotels globally and is known for its great value and customer-focused service culture; Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM (www.countryinns.com), one of the fastest growing, mid-tier lodging chains with over 375 locations offering excellent value with a warm and comfortable atmosphere; and Park Inn® (www.parkinn.com), with over 80 hotels worldwide, is a unique emerging hotel brand offering a relaxed environment in the economy category and is poised for aggressive global growth.  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, 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:

Betsy Day
Director of Public Relations
T:  763-212-1433 or bday@carlson.com

Also See: Yvonne La Penotiere Appointed President of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, the Americas / June 2005
Bjorn Gullaksen and Nancy Johnson Assume New Executive Vice President Roles at Carlson Hotels / January 2006

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