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Carlson Rezidor Names Thomas J. Monahan as Executive
Vice President Development for Asia Pacific

Singapore (Apr 27, 2012)
– Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Monahan as executive vice president, Development, Asia Pacific. Tom is based in the Singapore office and reports to Simon C. Barlow, president for Asia Pacific.

“Tom’s appointment strengthens our Asia Pacific leadership team,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We are currently investing in building our management capabilities and leadership across the region to support our growth priorities under the Ambition 2015 strategy.”

Tom will lead the Asia Pacific development team in driving strategies to establish Carlson Rezidor’s hotel brands in the region. He will oversee a regional team responsible for securing new management contracts and franchise agreements and identifying investment opportunities in the region.

“Tom is well respected in the hospitality industry with a strong track record in hotel development in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific,” added Mr Barlow. “He will be an asset to the Asia Pacific leadership team with his experience in cross-cultural management in international environments and significant involvement in new business development and finance. He is highly skilled in strategy development and has a strong network of hotel owners and developers in the region.”

Tom has been in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years. Before joining Carlson Rezidor, Tom was executive vice president of international development at the Wyndham Hotel Group. Prior to that, he was formerly the senior vice president of acquisitions and development with Starwood in Asia Pacific, leading a team across seven offices in key Asian markets including China, India, Indochina and Southeast Asia. He was previously also finance director of Granada/Forte PLC in London and has held various finance positions at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, based in cities including New York, Jakarta and Hong Kong. He has a Bachelors degree in accounting from the University at Albany and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pace University.

“I am inheriting a strong pipeline of new hotels and resorts and I believe that we have tremendous potential to further grow our brands throughout the region,” said Thomas J. Monahan, executive vice president, Development, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn, and Brussels, Belgium.
http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

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Contact:

Joanna Ong
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+65 9172.3008
jong@carlsonrezidor.com

Kate O’Shea
AKA Asia
+65 6222 6136
kate@aka-asia.com
 
Ben Gardeen
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129
bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com



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