, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic
hotel groups, honored its top-performing hotels, general managers and
employees at the company's 2013 Full Service Brands Business Conference
held recently at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Following are
highlights of the top award winners for Radisson
- 2012 Radisson Hotel of the Year
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon,
Canada named Radisson’s 2012 Hotel of Year was selected from
144 hotels in the Americas. The award is presented to the property that
has achieved outstanding performance in guest satisfaction, employee
engagement and revenue generation. The 291-room downtown hotel recently
completed an $18 million renovation and is ranked one of the top five
Saskatoon hotels on TripAdvisor.
- 2012 Park Inn by Radisson Adding Color to Life
Park Inn by Radisson, DFW Airport South in Irving,
Texas, for the second consecutive year, this hotel has earned
the Adding Color to Life award. The award is
presented to the hotel that best demonstrates the brand’s philosophy by
making a difference for the guests, the communities and our company.
The 200-room hotel has achieved the highest guest satisfaction index
and employee engagement scores for the brand.
- 2012 New Hotel of the Year
Radisson Hotel Maiorana Belem, Belem, Brazil
named the 2012 New Hotel of the Year
opened in May, 2012 holds the #1 spot in Belem on TripAdvisor. The
156-room hotel boasts spacious, modern rooms located in the heart of
- 2012 Responsible Business of the Year
Radisson Poliforum Plaza Leon, Mexico is
the first hotel in its state to be carbon neutral certified and has an
active environmental program. For the second consecutive year, the
hotel has been designated by the state authority as a socially
responsible workplace. They also raise funds to help colleagues with
financial hardships and started a recycling program that raises funds
to provide complimentary medical care for employees.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
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- 2012 Park Inn by Radisson Employee of the Year
Dawn Miller, front desk associate from the Park
Inn by Radisson, Sharon, Pa., started in housekeeping 32 years
ago at her hotel. Dawn has achieved the highest level in Adding
Color to Life, the hotels’ employee recognition program for
- 2012 Radisson Employee of the Year
Pasoto Odwar, banquet houseman from the Radisson
Hotel Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tenn., emigrated from
Sudan in 1995. Pasoto started at the hotel in 2000, and has been named ‘Employee
of the Month’ five times. His positive energy and team spirit
constantly win him praise. He is active in his community and founded We
Care, a foundation that helps schools in southern Sudan.
- General Manager of the Year
Zan Wagner, general manager, Radisson
Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo., a 25-year veteran, worked in
every department at his hotel before becoming general manager. Zan is
the ultimate host to the hotels’ guests and leads his staff by example.
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
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