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Carlson Hotels Adds 92 Hotels in 2009; Total Portfolio
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 27, 2010) – Carlson Hotels today announced year-end 2009 results, which include the addition of a total of 92 properties under its five brands worldwide during the year and systemwide sales of USD 5.8 billion. Carlson Hotels also signed 66 new properties adding to its contracted pipeline of 249 properties.
“Our brands experienced solid growth worldwide in 2009 while continuing to increase quality standards and earning several respected awards for guest satisfaction,” said Hubert Joly, president and CEO of Carlson. “I am grateful to our teams around the world for these results and I am confident that our brand-focused strategies will continue to drive guest satisfaction and to generate positive results for our partners in the business,” he added.
Growth involved each of Carlson’s hotel brands.
2009 Openings and Signings by Brand
As a result, Carlson Hotels now has 1,058 hotels in operation and a contracted pipeline 249 properties.
Portfolio by Brand at Year-End 2009
Radisson, Carlson’s contemporary upscale and upper-upscale brand, which seeks to deliver vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality defined by the Yes I Can! service philosophy, added 37 Radisson properties to its portfolio in 2009, including 10 in the Americas, five in Asia Pacific and 22 in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Key additions have included major resorts, as well as properties in key city centers and airports around the world:
Country Inn & Suites, Carlson’s mid-market brand known for its homey, caring, consistent and comfortable service philosophy, added 38 Country Inns & Suites to its portfolio around the world in 2009, including 33 in the United States and five in India. In the U.S., the most recent additions include Lexington, Md., Midland, Texas, Tucson City Center, Ariz. and Washington, Pa.
Particularly noteworthy is the opening of the first property in New York City, the Country Inn & Suites New York City at Queens, NY. This new hotel in the key New York market represents a landmark in the continuing growth of Country Inns & Suites, which is approaching 500 locations worldwide. In India, key new properties include Indore, Jaipur and Vaishno.
In addition, Carlson signed 13 new properties, bringing the contracted
pipeline of Country Inns & Suites properties to 80.
Park Plaza, Carlson’s upper-midscale brand dedicated to serving guests with individuality and passion, added one property and signed two to its portfolio globally in 2009. The Park Plaza Noida, India, located in the National Capital Region, is an elegantly designed contemporary business hotel. It offers 88 well-appointed rooms and suites and a variety of food & beverage options. The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London, a 1,019-room property, moved into its final phase of construction. It is one of the largest new hotels in Europe and is scheduled to open in early February 2010. The £350 million hotel is situated at the foot of Westminster Bridge in the heart of London’s bustling South Bank.
In addition, Carlson signed two new properties, bringing the contracted pipeline of Park Plaza properties to 14.
Regent, Carlson’s luxury brand, announced this month that it will introduce its brand to India in 2013 with the unveiling of the development for The Regent Gurgaon.
Finally, Carlson Hotels brands and properties earned a range of prestigious awards in 2009 around the world. For example:
Carlson Hotels is a leading global hotel company with more than 1,058 locations in 77 countries. Its brands include: Regent®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Country Inns & SuitesSM and Park Inn®. Carlson Hotels is part of Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company. For more information, please visit www.carlsonhotels.com.
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