Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Hotels named Best International Hotel Chain at Grand Travel Awards in Norway

09 Jan 2015

2015-01-09-Grand-Travel-Award.jpgRadisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson,  two core brands of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, were  again recognized as the best international hotel chain in Norway, for the  eighth year in a row. The award was given at the Grand Travel Awards ceremony  in Norway.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all  of those who work in the travel industry and have voted for us. This award recognizes  that Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels offer outstanding service. I  am proud and honored to accept this award on behalf of our entire team in  Norway and worldwide”, said Thomas Engelhart, Area Vice President Nordics at Carlson  Rezidor Hotel Group.

The Grand Travel Awards Norway, which took place at  the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo, are the most prestigious awards  within the Norwegian travel industry. They pay tribute to outstanding companies  within the industry, and are voted on by hundreds of employees of travel  agencies and travel industry suppliers.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will continue  to bring genuine hospitality to its international guests. We focus on continuous  improvement of our existing hotels and development  of new properties in the Nordics, especially in Norway,” added  Engelhart.

“Scandinavia is our core business market; this is  where our success story began in 1960 with Radisson Blu Royal Hotel,  Copenhagen, designed by Arne Jacobsen. Since then, we have strived to maintain  our leading position as the best international hotel chains in Norwa, Denmark  & Sweden. In 2014, we generated additional funding through a rights issue, which  will be invested in the renovation of existing hotels in Scandinavia. We are  working in close cooperation with the best architects and designers to continue  building on our market leadership and delivering the legendary Yes I Can! service to our guests”,  Engelhart concluded.

For further information, pictures or  additional information, please contact:  
  Angelica Montez, Director  of PR and Communication, Nordics
  e-mail: angelica.montez@carlsonrezidor.com, telephone: +47 94 88 18 61  


About Radisson Blu®
  Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s  leading brands with more than 275 hotels in operation in 62 countries. The  brand’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!TM,  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 part of the  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group portfolio 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, www.radissonblu.com or the brand’s newsroom

About Park Inn® by Radisson
  Park Inn® by Radisson is a fresh and  energetic mid-market hotel brand offering friendly and welcoming hospitality at  a competitive price.  The brand has more than 140 hotels across Europe,  the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. To attract a mix of business and  leisure travelers, the brand offers guests a variety of relevant amenities  called “Park Inn Essentials.” Some of these include complimentary high-speed  Internet access, fitness and business centers, restaurants or complimentary  lite “grab and go” breakfasts.

Park Inn by Radisson is part of the Carlson Rezidor  Hotel Group portfolio which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®,  Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza® and Country Inns  & Suites By CarlsonSM. For more information and reservations  visit, www.parkinn.com or the brand’s newsroom.

About  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s  largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes  more than 1,350 hotels and 180,000 rooms in operation and under development  with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a powerful set  of global brands including 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 in the world. Carlson Rezidor and its brands employ 88,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in  Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.