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Edgar Garin Named Vice President of Development, Latin America
for Radisson Hotels and Resorts
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MIAMI (July 28, 2006) Radisson Hotels and Resorts International Latin America (RHILA) has appointed Edgar Garin to the position of vice president of Development. 
 
Garin had served as director of Development for Lexington Services and Vantis International since 1997. Prior to that, he was director of rooms and reservations for the Continental Companies. In addition, he has held management positions in all areas of the hospitality industry over the last 30 years.  
 
Radisson Hotels and Resorts International Latin America will rely on him to expand its portfolio throughout the territory, growing both through acquiring management contracts as well as franchising. The Radisson flag flies over some of the finest properties in Central and South America and boasts of one of the best distributions of any brand in the region.
 
"While the Latin Markets have been somewhat volatile over the years, the current business environment in the hospitality industry in the area is in a cycle where it is embracing the value that a first class operator or franchisor brings to the table. Radisson, with over 40 years' experience can help the developer in every aspect of the project, from planning to operations to marketing," said Denise Estefan Litten, Vice President of RHILA, "We are thrilled to have Edgar on board to get our message out and to expand our footprint in Latin America" 

Radisson Hotels Latin America:  Radisson properties in Central and South America are luxury corporate hotels with fully equipped rooms and suites offering the latest in technology and amenities.  The hotel's staff provides friendly and professional services at every point of contact.  Most properties are located within or adjacent to the prestigious World Trade Center business complexes.  Radisson Hotels in South America are in Santiago (Chile), Ciudad Empresarial (Chile), Antofagasta (Chile), Iquique (Chile), Montevideo (Uruguay), Colonia (Uruguay), La Paz (Bolivia), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Curitiba, (Brazil), Quito (Ecuador), Caracas (Venezuela), Bogota (Colombia), Cali (Colombia).  Radisson properties in Central America are located in Panama City (Panama), San José (Costa Rica), San Salvador (El Salvador), Guatemala City (Guatemala) and Belize City (Belize).    

Radisson Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Minneapolis-based Radisson Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and its parent company Carlson Hotels Worldwide, include more than 930 hotels and resorts in 70 countries.   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:

Denise Estefan Litten, Vice President Latin America
denise.estefan@radisson.com
 

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