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The Radisson Hotel, Bloomington, Indiana Operated by Tristar Hotel Group,
Awarded Carlson's Renewal Award for North America 2007

BLOOMINGTON — MARCH 7, 2008 - The Radisson Hotel, Bloomington, operated by Tristar Hotel Group, has been awarded the Renewal Award for North America 2007 at the recent Carlson Global Business Conference in Las Vegas.  After undergoing a $12 million renovation last fall, the hotel opened in October and was nominated based on factors including décor, guest service scores and capital expenditure requirements.  On hand to receive the award were Ken Edwards and Rick Tomljenovic, owners of Tristar Hotel Group, and Robyn Evans, General Manager of the Radisson Hotel.
The 120 room Radisson Hotel Bloomington (Indiana) at 1710 N Kinser Pike re-opened in October 2007 after undergoing extensive renovations. The hotel previously operated as the University Plaza Hotel and before that a Holiday Inn.
The Radisson Hotel has become an integral part of the Bloomington community, and it is proud to offer genuine hospitality and the world class service and facilities guests have come to expect from the Radisson brand.  The hotel is presently the number one choice of travelers on the popular travel review site,, in the Bloomington area.

Tristar Hotel Group is very excited about earning this award:  “It is our belief that the best-trained employees, given an exceptional product, will generate tremendous customer experiences” says Ken Edwards, Principal of Tristar.  Currently operating 22 hotels across the United States, with four additional hotels in development, Tristar owns and manages brands by Carlson Hospitality, Hilton Corporation, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Best Western, Choice Hotels, USFSI and Cendant.  “We understand the concept of increasing the valuation of a Hotel by developing sales, which creates Net Operating Income.  Our company is a sales and marketing driven Hotel Management Company that concentrates on a direct sales effort with strengths in cost controls and employee development.”

The Radisson Hotel has played host to many athletic teams, wedding parties, leisure and corporate travelers, in addition to celebrity guests Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello since opening their doors last fall.  The staff is active in the community, organizing a Toys for Tots drive, and supporting local activities through the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.  All employees participate in Radisson’s dynamic guest relations program entitled “Yes I Can”, a tool designed to translate Radisson’s philosophy of hospitality excellence to front-line employees.  “Winning this award is only the beginning, we expect to be on stage every year at the Carlson Global Business Conference” states Robyn Evans, General Manager. “Our goal is to provide the service and accommodations that will be rewarded not only by Radisson, but by our guests that return time after time”.

About Radisson Hotels and  Resorts
Radisson Hotels & Resorts, with nearly 400 Radisson locations in 66 countries, is one of the world’s leading, full-service hotel companies.  Radisson is a division of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a global leader in the hotel industry encompassing five hotel brands and more than 960 hotels and resorts in 71 countries.

About Tristar Hotel Group
Tristar Hotel Management Company is both an Owner and a Hotel Operator. We understand the concept of increasing the valuation of a Hotel by developing sales, which creates Net Operating Income. Our company is a Sales & Marketing Hotel Management Company that has strengths in cost controls and employee development.  Our experience and dedication to the Hotel Industry breads success at all of our Hotels.  Tristar currently operates twenty-two hotels across the United States, with four additional hotels in development, and is a preferred vendor as a Hotel Management Company with InterContinental Hotel Group, Carlson Hospitality, Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hilton Corporation, USFSI, and Independent Hotels.  For more information about Tristar contact or visit www.


Tristar Hotel Management Company
3857 E. Tanglewood
Phoenix, AZ 85048


Also See: TriStar Hotel Management Co. Will Manage a 247-room Resort and Conference Center Being Built Adjacent to We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and the Fort McDowell Casino / March 2004
Carlson Hotels Worldwide Adds 16 New Properties to Its Global Portfolio From August Through October, 2007 / November 2007


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