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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Increases Presence in Caribbean and South America

Recently Opened Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica
with Five New Hotels Under Development in the Region


CHICAGO (Feb. 28, 2012) -- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group , one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced, from its annual business conference, the development of five hotel properties and one recent opening in the Caribbean and South America. The newest additions include: Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados; Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, St. George; Radisson Port of Spain Trinidad; Park Hotel by Radisson Vespucio, Santiago, Chile; and the newly opened Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica. The addition of these five new hotels boosts Carlson Rezidor’s portfolio in the Caribbean, Central and South America with a total of 50 hotels and 7,939 rooms in operation and under development.

“We are thrilled to further expand our brands in South America and the Caribbean,” said Bob Kleinschmidt, chief development officer and chief financial officer, Americas. “We look forward to capturing the attention of both high-end business and leisure travelers with these key destinations, while providing unmatched accommodations and customer service.”

New Carlson Rezidor hotel openings and properties currently under development include:

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
This beachfront resort is expected to open in May 2013. The resort will feature more than 400 feet of ocean views from 124 guestrooms. The resort offers an authentic Caribbean restaurant and bar, situated directly over the ocean water.

Radisson Grenada Beach Resort (St. George)
Featuring more than 1,000 feet of pristine ocean views, this 229-room hotel is expected to open in the third quarter of 2013. Recreational options include: scuba diving, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and a swim-up bar. The hotel’s food and beverage options will include an all-day dining restaurant, in addition to a beachfront snack and cocktail bar.

Radisson Port of Spain Trinidad
This urban property, expected to open in the third quarter of 2013, will cater to both business and leisure travelers seeking a well-positioned hotel with modern luxuries. The hotel will boast 243 rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of convention space for meeting professionals, while offering an outdoor pool and a Caribbean-inspired restaurant for leisure guests.

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica
Opened this month, this newly built, urban, 135-room hotel caters to business travelers looking for a hotel with excellent modern amenities. The hotel features Carlson Rezidor’s restaurant concept, RBG, and is the first of its kind in Central America offering an international menu with a local twist. For more information: http://www.parkinn.com/hotel-sanjose

Park Hotel by Radisson Vespucio (Santiago, Chile)
This hotel offers 126 rooms situated within the thriving industrial zone of Santiago, providing a perfect destination for business professionals. The hotel is expected to open in 2014 and will feature a state-of-the-art business center, accompanied by a meeting space built to hold more than 200 attendees.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 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 in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and 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. 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:

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

Dana Fennewald
Wagstaff Worldwide
+1 (312) 943-6900
dana@wagstaffworldwide.com


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