ITB Berlin 2015: Radisson Blu awarded Best Group Hotel Brand and the group gained the Best Exhibitor Award during ITB

09 Mar 2015

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group takes home two important trophies from ITB Berlin 2015, the world’s leading travel trade show.

Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts was awarded among eight other hotel groups at the European Group Travel Award as “Best Group Hotel Brand – Full Service”. Susann Beeh and Robert Dee, both Area Directors of Sales Leisure at Carlson Rezidor, were happy to take the stage and accept the award during the ceremony at the prestigious Intercontinental Berlin, venue of ITB Berlin.

“We are proud to be acknowledged for delivering extraordinary service and offering best quality with our Radisson Blu brand across Europe,” Timm Eckl, Area Vice President of Central Europe. “This award is for each of our highly skilled and passionate employees whose Yes I Can! attitude makes our guest experience truly outstanding in this competitive industry,” he added.

The European Group Travel Awards (EGTA) is organised annually by and Landor Travel Publications to recognise leader organisations and individuals in the travel industry. Leading group travel buyers choose their EGTA award nominees, from which the winners are chosen through an online voting by the public.

During the ITB 2015, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group was also awarded with the “Best Exhibitors Award” by Cologne Business School (CBS). Every year, over 30 CBS tourism students crown the best booths at the trade fair. Among 11,000 exhibition booths, the group classified as third best in the category of Hotel Business.

“This award means a lot to us. Inspired by the innovation we created our booth, a milestone at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. We are proud that students see us as a creative and appealing company”, says Timm Eckl, Area Vice President of Central Europe at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.


About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.

Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit,

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes more than 1,350 hotels in operation and under development with 180,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 105 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 most rewarding loyalty programs.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 88,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit

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