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 The 159-room Park Plaza Hotel in Chandler, Arizona Rebranded
as the Radisson Phoenix-Chandler Following $4 million

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Jan. 15, 2007) Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced the 159-room hotel located at 7475 West Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, Ariz., has been rebranded as the Radisson Phoenix-Chandler.  The conversion of the former Park Plaza hotel, owned by Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT), a major hotel industry real estate investment trust, is part of a $4 million renovation that began in early 2005 when Carlson Hotels Worldwide first assumed management responsibilities for the property.

"Bringing the Phoenix-Chandler property under the Radisson brand greatly enhances our presence in the market and improves our ability to connect with guests that appreciate the advantages Radisson hotels can offer," said Björn Gullaksen, the executive vice president of Carlson Hotels Worldwide Managed Hotels & Resorts.  "Immediate benefits of the renovation include completely refurbished guest rooms featuring the addition of the custom Sleep Number bed by Select ComfortTM."

"We will continue to support this property with the same management team headed by General Manager Fred Pratt and his staff," said Gullaksen. "We will also continue to provide access to our proven business building tools and strategies, including customer relationship management (CRM); Curtis-C, the 
company's award-winning global reservation system; membership in the patented Look To Book program, the industry's most recognized travel agent reward program and participation in goldpoints plus, our guest loyalty program." 

Gullaksen went on to say that the new Radisson Phoenix-Chandler is joining a brand that prides itself on serving the needs of today's independent business and leisure travelers who want to stay their own way and prefer the full range of services provided by a full-service hotel.  

Radisson is quickly earning a reputation as a leader in the global hospitality industry by striving to achieve total guest satisfaction and keeping attune to the needs of today's independent-minded frequent travelers.

The New Radisson Hotel Phoenix-Chandler

Within minutes of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and area attractions like Firebird International Raceway and Arizona State University's Sun Devil  Stadium, guests of the Radisson Phoenix-Chandler can enjoy the charm of the Old West with the excitement of outdoor sports and world-class golf.

The hotel features select guest rooms equipped with the custom-designed Sleep Number® bed which enables guests to achieve a more deep, restorative night's sleep during their next stay. Each guest room offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, full-length mirrors, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and coffeemaker.  Guests can enjoy American fare for breakfast or dinner in the onsite restaurant or relax and recharge in the pool, whirlpool or fitness center.

Radisson Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading, full-service global hotel companies, operates, manages and franchises nearly 400 hotels and resorts in 63 countries.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Radisson is one of the lodging brands of Carlson Hotels Worldwide.  Carlson Hotels Worldwide is part of Carlson Hospitality Worldwide which is one of the primary operating groups of Carlson Companies, Inc., one of America's largest privately-owned corporations.


Joan Cronson, 763-212-1418



Also See: Five Full Service Hotels Proposed for Chandler, Arizona; Not All Likely to be Built / March 2006
San Marcos Resort and Conference Center; an Economic Factor for Chandler, Arizona Since Opening in 1912 / October 2003


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