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Rezidor Hotel Group Names Pasquale Baiguera as General Manager for the
Radisson Blu Conference and Airport Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey

BRUSSELS, November 1, 2011 - Rezidor has hired Pasquale Baiguera as the new general manager for the Radisson Blu Conference and Aiport Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Baiguera, who is Italian, holds a Certificate from the Cornell University in Strategic Management. He has 29 years of experience in the hotel industry and has worked in room division operations, sales, training, accounting and F&B.

Though this position will be Baiguera's first time working for one of the hotels in Istanbul [ ], he has a long, varied history working in several different Rezidor hotels across the globe. He first joined Rezidor in December 1996 as front office manager at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Milano, Italy. In 2000, he was promoted to general manager before moving on as city general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotels in Helsinki, Finland the following year. From 2003 until 2006, Baiguera was in charge of the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel in Prague. From there Baiguera was assigned to the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and two years later, in 2008, Baiguera moved to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, which is his most recent position.

In his many different positions with the company, Baiguera has demonstrated an ability to adapt quickly to new environments, which made him an excellent candidate for this position. It is the duty of a general manager to oversee much of the hotel's operations and Baiguera was hired based on his capacity to do this impeccably.

When hiring for managerial positions, Rezidor looks for candidates with strong communication skills, quality and service focused in order to meet the company 100% Guest satisfaction ambitious objective. Baiguera's knowledge of the Italian, English and Greek languages adds to his overall qualification as an ideal hotel manager. For guests staying at the 5 star hotel Istanbul [ ], Rezidor is confident that Baiguera will be able a welcoming and hospitable presence.

Baiguera multicultural background, service and quality focus are essential to managing an Istanbul airport hotel [ ]. It is important for general managers to be familiar in all the areas of the hospitality business including accounting, social networksl and content management systems that are used in today's world. Baiguera is already an expert in these areas having worked as a front desk manager and general manager at Radisson Blu hotels before.

About The Rezidor Hotel Group:
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 88,800 rooms in over 60 countries. Its portfolio features Istanbul accommodation including the Istanbul international airport hotel.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

Christiane Reiter
Senior Director Corporate Communication
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Avenue Du Bourget 44
B-1130 Bruessel

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