Carlson Hotels News
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson opens in San Antonio
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, 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 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
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
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.
Industry heavyweight created as Carlson and Rezidor come together
Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, and The Rezidor Hotel Group have today announced they have established The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Rezidor is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world.
Carlson opens first Park Inn by Radisson in New Mexico
Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced the further expansion of the Park Inn by Radisson brand in North America with the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Water Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
Carlson Hotels appoints Vasso Zographou as excecutive VP for Asia Pacific
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, 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 of Country Inns & Suites
Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites by CarlsonSM with opening of 35th hotel in Minnesota.
Carlson continues expansion with opening of 17th hotel in Pennsylvania
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.
Carlson opens first Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Illinois
Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, announced the further expansion of the Park Inn by Radisson brand in North America with the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Schaumburg, Ill.