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Carlson Hotels Worldwide Names Karen deKanter
Director of National Sales

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Sept. 11, 2007) Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced the hiring of Karen deKanter as the new director of National Sales. 

In her new role, deKanter is responsible for generating new national accounts for Carlson Hotels Worldwide and raising awareness about the global solutions Carlson can provide. Focusing on accounts based in New England, deKanter will work to drive incremental revenue in the group sector.

Prior to joining Carlson Hotels Worldwide, deKanter served as corporate sales director of global accounts for Newmarket International, an industry leader in sales and catering automation for the hospitality industry. deKanter has also served as Associate Director of Sales for Nine Zero Hotel in Boston and Senior Group Sales Manager for Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. deKanter earned her B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. deKanter reports to Brad Penrith, senior director of National Sales for Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

About Carlson Hotels Worldwide
Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the major operating groups of Carlson, a global leader in providing corporate solutions and consumer services in the marketing, travel and hospitality industries. Other names among the Carlson family of brands and services are: Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Carlson Marketing Group, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Results Travel, Cruise Holidays, T.G.I. Friday's and Pick Up Stix restaurants. The company has been recognized by both Fortune and Working Mother magazines as one of the "100 best places to work for in America," Carlson Companies' corporate headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 


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Also See: Carlson Branded Hotels Increased by 78 in 2006, Total Properties Reach 938 in 71 Countries / March 2007
Carlson Companies Creates New Logo, Designed to Represent Carlson's Heart, our Heritage and our Future / November 2006


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