First Park Inn in Norway

Park Inn,  the fresh and energetic upcoming mid-market hotel brand of
Rezidor SAS Hospitality, has opened its first hotel in Norway.  The Park
Inn Stavanger is just a short walk from the city centre,  just fifteen
kilometres away from the airport.

The Park Inn Stavanger underwent an extensive renovation of the lobby,
the restaurant and the bar.  The hotel offers 208 rooms,  besides the
comfort you will find in the standard rooms, the business friendly rooms
also offer a comfortable working area and a dataport.  Other facilities
include saunas on the top floor,  as well as a car park.  A sports and
fitness club as well as a golf course are to be found close by the

Fredrik Korallus,  Senior Vice President & COO Franchised operations
comments:  “I am excited about the opening of our twenty third hotel and
the introduction of Park Inn in Norway.  This underlines the continuous
growth we pursue with Park Inn”.

The hotel`s meeting facilities include 11 functionally equipped meeting
rooms,  accommodating up to 280 people,  all with natural daylight and
Park Inn by Rezidor SAS is a fresh and energetic upcoming mid-market
hotel brand,  set for extensive growth across Europe,  Middle East and
Africa.  Currently operating 23 hotels in 7 countries,  Park Inn focuses
on mastering the essentials of a great hotel experience within its
class;  having warm and casual service,  being spotlessly clean and easy
to use.
Rezidor SAS Hospitality,  one of   the fastest growing hospitality
companies in the world,  has a portfolio of five brands.  Rezidor SAS is
the sole franchisor in Europe,  the Middle East and Africa for the
Carlson brands:  Radisson,  Park Inn,  Country Inn and Regent.  In March
2003,  Rezidor SAS announced its new lifestyle hotel brand Cerruti,  a
joint initiative with the international fashion house.  Rezidor SAS
currently includes 210 hotels in operation and under development in 40
countries.  The company aims to include 700 hotels under the different
brands by 2012. For more information on Rezidor SAS and its five brands,