Carlson reveals sixteen additions

Carlson Hotels Worldwide has
announced during the American Hotel & Lodging Association show that the
company has added 16 new locations to its portfolio of brands from August
through October.The new hotels include one Radisson SAS property in
Dublin; one Radisson Edwardian property in London; three Radisson Hotels &
Resorts hotels in the United States; seven Country Inn & Suites By
Carlson hotels in the United States; and four Park Inn(R) hotels, two
in Germany, one in Glasgow, Scotland and one in Vancouver, British
Columbia. Carlson operates more than 960 hotels with 146,308 rooms in 71
countries. Carlson hotel brands also include Regent Hotels & Resorts and
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.
  “I’m delighted with the global development progress of our brands this
year,” said Jay Witzel, president and CEO of Carlson Hotels Worldwide and
CEO, Regent. “Since January 1, we’ve added more than 56 hotels, and have
over 125 new property signings globally. We anticipate reaching the
landmark milestone of 1,000 hotels across all five hotel brands of Carlson
Hotels Worldwide by mid 2008.”
  This year, Carlson Hotels also reported significant RevPAR gains
resulting from the roll-out of a new industry leading revenue optimization
program that focuses on revenue management and forecasting. September
year-to-date, the company’s most prominent brand, Radisson, achieved a
RevPAR growth of 6.7 percent in the United States which outperformed the
Smith Travel Research Upscale chain segment by 1.8 points as published in
their monthly U.S. Lodging Review report. 
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