Carlson expansion gathers pace

Carlson has
announced that the company added 13 new properties to its global portfolio
of brands during April and May—bringing its expansion pace to an average
of six new hotels per month since the start of 2007.The company currently
has more than 950 hotels in 70 countries.
  Among the 13 new hotels are The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos managed
by Regent Hotels & Resorts in the British West Indies; two Radisson SAS
hotels in Ireland; two new Radisson Hotels & Resorts properties in the
United States; five additional Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, including
one in Canada and four throughout the United States; and two Park Inn
hotels in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Carlson hotel brands also include
Park Plaza(SM) Hotels & Resorts.
  “We are pleased to be on pace with our development plans for the first
half of 2007, opening hotels in key business and leisure travel markets
throughout the United States and around the world,” said Bill Sipple,
corporate vice president of development for Carlson Hotels Worldwide. “Our
global development team continues to make major strides in expanding our
hotels to serve guests in new destinations around the world.”