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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Rose Kutzli
as Vice President, Branding



August 21, 2012
- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel companies, today announced the appointment of Rose Kutzli as vice president, Branding. In this new role, Kutzli will focus on the continuing revitalization and development of the Radisson brand in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Kutzli will report to Gordon McKinnon, executive vice president and chief branding officer, Carlson.

“I am delighted to welcome Rose to our headquarters branding team,” said McKinnon. “As our need to continually develop, evolve and deliver world class, segment-leading brands becomes more acute, the need to have world-class teams capable of living up to that challenge becomes a foregone conclusion.”

The new branding team will be responsible for analysis of trends and insights, new product development, future-proofing, brand DNA, brand audits and brand governance. This marks the first of several moves designed to build specific brand teams and strengthen the commitment to our brands overall.

Prior to joining Carlson Rezidor, Kutzli served in leadership roles for top international brands, including Hotel Missoni, Regent, Park Inn and Conrad.
Most recently, she served as director of Marketing for Hotel Missoni at The Rezidor Hotel Group based in Brussels, Belgium.

Kutzli earned her bachelor of hotel administration degree from the International Hospitality Management, Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands, where she specialized in international marketing. She will be based at Carlson’s headquarters in Minneapolis.

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 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 Club CarlsonSM, loyalty program, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. 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.carlson.com; http://www.rezidor.com

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Contact:

Ben Gardeen
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+1 (763) 212-8129
bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com



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