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Christian Hylander Named as Vice President Sales
at Rezidor Hotel Group

June 4, 2013
- Rezidor, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has appointed Christian Hylander (53) as Vice President Sales.

Christian Hylander, a Swedish national, is responsible for leading the Carlson Rezidor Sales function in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), for defining and implementing the company’s sales strategy, and for delivering Carlson Rezidor’s ambitious revenue objectives in EMEA. Carlson Rezidor put a strong focus on Revenue Generation and closely co-operate on a number of joint global activities.

Christian Hylander is based at Rezidor’s Corporate Support Office in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of the Rezidor Leadership Team and reports directly to President & CEO Wolfgang M. Neumann.

Prior to joining Rezidor Christian Hylander has worked 27 years for Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS); his last position was that of Senior Vice President Corporate and Agent Sales.

“We are delighted to welcome Christian to Rezidor. With his long term sales experience and deep knowledge of our core Scandinavian home markets he will further drive and strengthen or sales business in the Nordics and all across EMEA”, commented Wolfgang M. Neumann.

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with almost 97,000 rooms in more than 70 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni Rezidor operates and develops the lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni. Following a strategic alliance agreement with Regent Hotels & Resorts Rezidor also develops and operates new Regent properties in EMEA. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Programme and was awarded one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The corporate support office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

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Christiane Reiter
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