Carlson continues global expansion

Carlson Hotels Worldwide has added nine new locations to its global
portfolio of brands from January through February 2007. The new hotels
include two Radisson SAS properties in Kazakhstan and Norway; two Radisson
Hotels & Resorts(R) properties in California and Arizona; a new spa hotel
in Chile developed by Radisson Hotels Latin America; two Park Inn(R) hotels
in Michigan and Russia; and two Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts properties
in India and China. Carlson Hotels Worldwide now includes a total of 945
locations with nearly 146,000 rooms in 71 countries. Carlson hotel brands
also include Regent Hotels & Resorts.
  “These new hotels and resorts in North America, Europe, Asia and South
America are indicative of our efforts to grow our brands globally,” said
Bill Sipple, corporate vice president of development for Carlson Hotels
Worldwide. “We continue to add new hotels worldwide, offering our customers
new choices for their business and leisure needs.”