Radisson Hotels


Radisson Hotels

Infobox Company
company_name = Radisson Hotels & Resorts
company_
company_type = Hotel
foundation = 1909
location = Worldwide
key_people = Jay S. Witzel (President and CEO of Carlson Hotels Worldwide), Bjørn Gullaksen(Executive Vice President, Managed Hotels & Resorts)
industry = Hospitality, Hotels, Tourism
products = Temporary Residence
revenue =
num_employees =
homepage = http://www.radisson.com/

Radisson Hotels & Resorts is a worldwide chain of 435 hotels, with a total of 102,000 guest rooms, in 61 countries. The first Radisson Hotel was built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1909, and was named after the 17th century French explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson. The hotel was purchased by Curt Carlson (1914–1999) in 1962, and is still owned by his Carlson Companies.

Radisson in the United States

The majority of Radisson Branded Hotels are located in the United States. The company's headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the first Radisson Hotel was built. This building is also headquarters to the parent company, Carlson Companies. There are 359 Radisson Hotels in the United States.

Radisson around the world

Radisson SAS

, giving the company it's name.

[citenews|url=http://www.forbes.com/prnewswire/feeds/prnewswire/2007/01/16/prnewswire200701161150PR_NEWS_B_MWT_CG_CGTU044.html |title=Radisson Hotels & Resorts Expands Complimentary High-Speed|publisher=Forbes|date=January 16, 2007] Radisson SAS operates 158 hotels with 42 projects in development. [ [http://www.radissonsas.com/cs/Satellite?c=Page&cid=1054883823930&language=en&pagename=RadissonSAS%2FPage%2FrsasSimpleArticle] Radisson SAS - About us]

Other franchises

Radisson is partnered with the Radisson Edwardian Hotels in the United Kingdom, also operated by Carlson. The Edwardian Hotels, named after the English Edwardian Era, are described as luxury hotels, in the 'heart of the London, Heathrow and Manchester'. [ [http://www.radissonedwardian.com/section/aboutus.story/aboutus.sidemenus] 'The Radisson Edwardian Story'] .

ee also

* SAS Group
* Rezidor Hotel Group

References

External links

* [http://www.radisson.com Radisson Hotels]
* [http://www.radisson.com/aboutus/partnersnetwork.jsp Radisson family]
* [http://www.radissonedwardian.co.uk Radisson Edwardian Hotels]
* [http://www.radissonsas.com Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts]
* [http://www.carlsonhotelsasiapacific.com Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific]
* [http://www.lileks.com/mpls/hotels/rad/index.html James Lileks: Radisson Hotel] – historical images of the original hotel
* [http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PressReleases1999_1st/Feb99_CurtisLCarlson.html Obituary of Curtis Carlson]


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