Hotels to its Brands in March, 2006
|MINNEAPOLIS (Apr. 24, 2006) ---- Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced
that the company has added seven new locations to its global portfolio
of brands in March. These include a Radisson Hotels & Resorts®
property in China, two Country Inns & Suites By Carlsonsm hotels in
the U.S., two new Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts in Canada and Germany,
and two Park Inn® properties in Ireland and the Russian Federation.
The new additions bring Carlson's global portfolio to 927 hotels with 146,302
rooms in 70 countries.
"As part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, these new hotel locations provide more choices for our customers and added strength to the global presence of our brands," said Sam Winterbottom, executive vice president of Development, Carlson Hotels Worldwide. "The hotels will also gain access to key business building tools and strategies including customer relationship management (CRM); Curtis-C, the company's leading global reservation system; membership in the patented Look To Book program, the industry's most recognized travel agent reward program; and participation in goldpoints plussm, our guest loyalty program."
Radisson Hotels & Resorts
The newest managed hotel welcomed into the Radisson portfolio is the Radisson Hotel Pudong Century Park in Shanghai, China. The 361-room hotel is close to Shanghai New International Expo Centre, and is located in Thumb Plaza a lifestyle mall offering a variety of shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The hotel boasts spacious guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, bold colors and contemporary interior décor in both furniture and furnishing. To date, Radisson's global portfolio includes 416 hotels with 94,754 guestrooms.
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
The Country Inns & Suites brand welcomed two new properties in March,
the 69-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson-Fairborn South in Beavercreek,
Ohio, and the 91-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson-Vadnais Heights
in Minnesota. The Ohio property is owned by Dilip Patel, while the Minnesota
hotel is owned by Beth and Greg Timm. Both hotels feature traditional brand
design elements, including hard wood floors and fire place in the grand
lobby. These new additions bring Country Inns & Suites' global hotel
and room count totals to 381 and 30,550, respectively.
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: Regent 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.
|Also See:||Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific Secures Two Management Contracts for New Radisson Branded Hotels in Fiji and Shanghai / May 2005|
|Carlson Hotels Worldwide Adds Eight Franchise Locations to its Portfolio of Brands in January 2006 / February 2006|