Carlson Hotels News

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson opens in San Antonio

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson opens in San Antonio

31st Jul 2016 Hotel News

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, in San Antonio, is opening its doors under the Country Inns & Suites brand name after undergoing a complete renovation. The midscale hotel offers 97 guest rooms and suites. “We are thrilled to add this refreshed hotel to our growing portfolio in Texas,” said Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president, midscale brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

HNA Tourism Group snaps up Carlson Hospitality Group

HNA Tourism Group snaps up Carlson Hospitality Group

HNA Tourism Group, a division of HNA Group, and Carlson Hospitality Group today announced they have entered an agreement for the acquisition of Carlson Hotels. The deal covers Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brands and the Club Carlson global hotel rewards program.

Carlson chief Rautio to step down in May

Carlson chief Rautio to step down in May

9th Mar 2015 Hotel News

Carlson has revealed that Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer, will retire from the company after 18 years of service. Rautio will step down on May 1st. During Rautio’s tenure as Carlson chief executive the company achieved key milestones including launching two new hotel brands with Radisson Red and Quorvus Collection.

Carlson names new CEO as Joly steps down

Carlson names new CEO as Joly steps down

20th Aug 2012 Hotel News

Global hospitality company Carlson have elected Trudy Rautio as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.  The news comes as former boss Hubert Joly steps down to head up Best Buy.

Breaking Travel News Interview: Ritter on 35 years at the top

Breaking Travel News Interview: Ritter on 35 years at the top

30th Jan 2012 Focus

Shortly after celebrating his 35th anniversary with Rezidor Hotel Group, (making him possibly the longest serving chief executive of the hospitality industry), Kurt Ritter is on excellent form. Breaking Travel News caught up with the hospitality chief to find out how this extraordinary milestone has impacted on his vision and to discuss the newly announced strategic alliance between Carlson and Rezidor.

Carlson Hotels appoints Vasso Zographou as excecutive VP for Asia Pacific

Carlson Hotels appoints Vasso Zographou as excecutive VP for Asia Pacific

17th Jan 2012 Press Release Hotel News

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced the appointment of Vasso Zographou as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific. Vasso will report directly to Simon Barlow, president, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific, and will oversee the financial management of Carlson Hotels in Asia Pacific and play a key role as part of the Asia Pacific leadership team in driving Carlson’s growth strategy.

Carlson appoints Scott Meyer interim leader, Carlson Hotels, Americas

Carlson appoints Scott Meyer interim leader, Carlson Hotels, Americas

16th Jan 2012 Press Release Hotel News

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced the appointment of Scott Meyer, vice president, Franchise Operations, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Carlson Hotels, Americas, to serve as interim leader, Midscale Brands, Carlson Hotels, Americas.  Meyer will take on the expanded interim role on January 16 and report directly to Thorsten Kirschke, chief operating officer, Carlson Hotels, and president, Carlson Hotels, Americas.

Carlson continues expansion with opening of 17th hotel in Pennsylvania

Carlson continues expansion with opening of 17th hotel in Pennsylvania

21st Oct 2011 Press Release Hotel News

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, announced the further expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM in the northeastern United States. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College, Pa. marks the brand’s growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy.