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Club Carlson evolution

Four years ago in 2010, I attended the Carlson Rezidor Hotels Group annual conference in Orlando, Florida. That was a significant year for the hotel chain consisting of Radisson and Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Country Inn & Suites and Park Plaza. The Orlando conference was centered around Ambition 2015, a five-year global plan to redesign…

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Carlson may sell TGI Fridays restaurant chain and the real billion dollar questions are who invented Long Island Iced Tea and Happy Hour

Carlson Companies is reported to be placing TGI Fridays restaurant chain up for sale. TGI Fridays is valued at about $1 billion by industry analysts. Carlson Companies, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, purchased TGI Fridays global restaurant chain in 1975. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is the parent of Radisson, Country Inns & Suites, Park Inn, Park…

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Number of U.S. hotels by hotel chain

An interesting graphic I came across shows the number of hotels in the U.S. by the seven largest U.S. hotel chains. U.S. Hotels domestic supply among major U.S. Hotel Chains Hilton Worldwide: 3,382 hotels; 506,455 rooms. Marriott International: 3,110 hotels; 501,070 rooms. Wyndham Worldwide: 5,815 hotels; 451,755 rooms. Choice International: 5,081 hotels; 385,827 rooms. Starwood…

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Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago Mansion House room style

Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago offers rooms in two styles with ‘Naturally Cool’ light woods and ‘Mansion House’ blue tones and sparkling bathroom tile. The room I stayed in for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 2013 Full Service Brands conference was the Mansion House style. The three nights at the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago were complimentary…

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