Carlson adds eight locations to portfolio

Carlson Hotels Worldwide has
announced the addition of eight new locations to its global portfolio
during November 2007.The new hotels include one Radisson SAS property in
the United Kingdom’s Channel Islands; five Country Inn & Suites By
Carlson hotels in the United States; and two Park Inn hotels—one
in the Sheffield, England, and one in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Carlson’s
worldwide portfolio now totals 964 hotels with 146,509 rooms in 70
countries. Carlson hotel brands also include Regent Hotels & Resorts and
Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts.

  “Our development momentum continues to be strong as we are nearing the
end of 2007,” said Jay Witzel, president and CEO of Carlson Hotels
Worldwide. “Since the beginning the year, we have added 70 hotels, along
with 134 new hotels signed globally. Our brands are expanding in both new
and existing markets, providing our customers more choices worldwide. We
look forward to accelerating our growth in 2008,” he added.

  This year, Carlson Hotels Worldwide continues to report significant
RevPAR gains resulting from the roll-out of a new industry leading revenue
optimization program that focuses on revenue management and forecasting.
October year-to-date, Carlson’s Radisson brand continues to achieve RevPAR
growth in the United States which outperformed the Smith Travel Research
Upscale Chain segment as published in their monthly U.S. Lodging Review