Partnership with Carlson
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes 1,400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the 2015 – 2016 "Top Three Hotel Rewards Programs" as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 90,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor and linkedin.com/company/2364.
For more information on the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group began in January 2012 when two great companies joined forces to leverage their significant synergies and go to market to do business together:
Carlson Hotels, a division of Carlson - a vibrant, family-owned, U.S.-based global hospitality and travel company with a strong portfolio of ambitious brands and ambitious goals, and The Rezidor Hotel Group - one of the world's most dynamic, innovative and fastest growing hotel companies; operating and developing the Carlson brands Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson Red and Park Inn by Radisson across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Rezidor is a publicly listed company at Stockholm Stock Exchange. The company's legal status and ownership structure remain; Carlson is Rezidor's majority shareholder (50.3%).
Carlson and Rezidor have enjoyed a long, common history of successful growth. And so, the decision to join forces as a strategic partnership and go to market as The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group was a natural, next step in leveraging the strengths of two great companies to create additional value for all stakeholders.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is co-led by Trudy Rautio, President & CEO of Carlson, and Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of the Rezidor Hotel Group. It is governed by a global steering committee with Trudy Rautio, Wolfgang M. Neumann, David Berg, Chief Operation Officer Carlson, and Thorsten Kirschke, President Carlson Asia-Pacific. Carlson Hotels is a privately-held company, 100% owned by Carlson. Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ) is 50.03% owned by Carlson. It remains listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.
The impressive size of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's worldwide footprint unlocks significant value creation opportunities related to:
The goals of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group partnership are to:
Through a number of concrete revenue generation initiatives, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group aims to generate more than MUSD 400 in additional revenue and a RevPAR Index increase of more than nine points by 2015. These initiatives include:
A global steering committee has been established to oversee the value creation areas and the development of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
The chosen logo of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group symbolises several key elements of the company: the combination of the Carlson name and the Rezidor name highlights the partnering nature of the relationship; and the Carlson symbol on top of the logo represents important values such as relationships, heritage, innovation and service.