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Company Opens 450th Location

Carlson Hotels Worldwide adds 11 properties to its global portfolio

eTN  Jun 23, 2008

Carlson Hotels Worldwide announced 11 locations to its global portfolio during April and May 2008. The hotels include five Country Inn & Suites By Carlson(SM) hotels in the United States, with the Savannah, Georgia location marking the brand's 450th hotel

Two Radisson properties opened in North America; two Radisson SAS hotels, one in Russia and one in Romania; and two Park Inn locations, one in Russia and one in Canada. In 2008, Carlson Hotels added 35 properties and 4,521 guest rooms bringing its global lodging portfolio to 986 hotels with 148,733 rooms in 72 countries. Carlson hotel brands also include Regent Hotels & Resorts and Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts.

"We are pleased with our continuing global growth momentum as we reach the mid-point of the year," said Jay Witzel, president and CEO of Carlson Hotels Worldwide. "Of particular note is the milestone opening of the 450th Country Inns & Suites By Carlson as this brand continues to experience solid expansion in its market segment. Overall, we are on track to reach the landmark total of 1,000 properties in our total global portfolio later this year."

The addition of five Country Inn & Suites By Carlson locations has increased the brand presence to 450 hotels and more than 35,800 guest rooms. All properties are located in the United States.

Each hotel features the brand's newly -nhanced interior design package developed with input from guests and franchisees to evolve the brand and ensure it meets the needs of today's travelers. Highlights include a more transitional and residential style, contemporary color palate throughout the hotel, and upgraded bedding in the guest rooms. In addition to the upgraded design, each hotel includes traditional brand design elements, including hardwood floors and a fireplace in the grand lobby.

Carlson Hotels Worldwide adds 11 properties to its global portfolio

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