|MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 6, 2006) ---- Carlson Hotels Worldwide
today announced that the company has added five new locations to its global
portfolio of brands in September. These include one Radisson Hotels &
Resorts® hotel in California; three Country Inns & Suites By Carlsonsm
hotels in the U.S.; and one Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts hotel
in India. These additions bring Carlson's global portfolio to 943 hotels
with 146,680 rooms in 70 countries. Carlson hotel brands also include Regent
International Hotels and Park Inn.
"We're delighted with the development progress our brands have made
this year," said Bill Sipple, corporate vice president of development,
full service hotels, Carlson Hotels Worldwide. "In all, we've added 70
hotels since January 1, and intend to take advantage of the continued favorable
market and growth opportunities in the Americas, Asia/Pacific and the EMEA
region. For the remainder of the year, we'll stay the course, focused on
having the right properties in the right places and targeting emerging
countries and growing urban and suburban markets to find future growth
All of the new properties are located in the U.S., and include the 66-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson-Vero Beach I-95 in Vero, Fla., owned by ECL Development, Inc.; the 64-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Calhoun, Ga.; and the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Hampton, Va., with 96 guestrooms and is owned by DNC Hotels, LLC. All of the new hotels feature traditional brand design elements, including hard wood floors and fire place in the grand lobby.
Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the major operating groups of Carlson
Companies, a global leader in providing corporate solutions and consumer
services in the marketing, travel and hospitality industries.
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