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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Developing Three New Hotels in Canada
Totaling 518 Rooms

Openings Planned for Two in Spring 2013 with the Third in Q4 2014

CHICAGO (Feb. 28, 2012) -- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced, from its annual business conference, new developments in the Canadian market with the addition of three new hotels including, Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Calgary Airport East, Park Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham and Park Inn by Radisson Calgary Airport. Carlson Rezidor’s newest additions in Calgary and Ontario complement its existing Canadian portfolio of 32 hotels and 4,815 rooms in operation and under development.

“Our goal has always been to maintain our status as a leader in providing first-class accommodations that are both convenient and cost efficient for travelers of all types,” said Bob Kleinschmidt, chief development officer and chief financial officer, Americas. “With our newest additions, we will be able to better provide business professionals and vacationers with our outstanding customer service and unrivaled World of Radisson amenities.”

New additions the Canadian portfolio include:

Radisson Hotel & Convention Center Calgary Airport East
The first to open along a newly constructed access road near the Calgary International Airport, this 120-room hotel is expected to open May 1, 2013. Boasting a 600-guest meeting space, this hotel will be situated near both commercial developments and a residential area, making it an ideal destination for professional events, weddings and social gatherings.

Park Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham
This newly renovated, 170-room hotel is expected to open in March 2013. Located in Markham, a short drive from downtown Toronto, the hotel will offer the brand’s own restaurant concept, RBG, robust meeting and convention space, and recreational facilities including an indoor pool and fitness center.

Park Inn by Radisson Calgary Airport
Conveniently located two miles from the Calgary International Airport, this 228-room hotel is expected to open in Q4 2014. The hotel will cater specifically to business professionals with a state-of-the-art business center and meeting space to accommodate more than 500 guests.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 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 and Hotel 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 Brussels, Belgium.


Ben Gardeen
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
+1 (763) 212-8129

Dana Fennewald
Wagstaff Worldwide
+1 (312) 943-6900

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