Lifestyle & Travel

Sep 1, 2015

The American Hospitality

Carlson is one of the largest privately held companies in the world, encompassing more than 1,370 hotels in operation and under development in over 110 countries and territories and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a global leader in business travel management operating in more than 160 countries and territories.

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A classic American free-enterprise success story, Carlson started in 1938 when an intrepid entrepreneur, Curtis L. Carlson, took an idea and a $55 loan and founded the Gold Bond Stamp Company in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The goal is to provide relevant and attractive hospitality and travel products and services, creating great experiences in order to grow loyalty and value for all of their stakeholders. Carlson has always been driven by and rooted in a strong set of values exemplifying the bold, entrepreneurial spirit and high quality standards embodied by the founder, Curtis L. Carlson.

For Carlson, hospitality isn't just an industry; it represents the essence of what the hotels do for guests every day. They like to take care of them and give them extraordinary service. That service comes from the people working for Carlson. More than 100,000 employees worldwide embody the service heart of Carlson.

The Carlson portfolio of brands presents the opportunity to invest in products and services that are innovative, functional and dynamic. The brand is positioned to be extremely competitive in the industry, delivering value to the stakeholders through vibrant brands, a globally proven, best-in-class practices and commitment to extraordinary guest service.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel companies, with a powerful set of global brands. It has a global portfolio of more than 1,370* hotels in operation and under development in more than 110 countries and territories. With its long, successful history in global hospitality, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has expertise across all key segments and business models as well as strong, expanding revenue-generation capabilities.

The brands are:

Quorvus Collection, which is a new generation of expertly curated luxury hotels inspired by the lifestyle and sensibilities of the contemporary global traveler.

Radisson Blu®, an iconic, stylish, sophisticated contemporary hotel brand with leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail

Radisson®, a modern in outlook, socially responsible and service-driven with true hoteliers committed to building meaningful relationships with a passion for Yes I Can! SM hospitality. A new hotel philosophy where imagination designs the experience and experience invents the future

With smart, engaging service, Park Plaza® hotels' trend-setting designs capture the energy and style of each individual location.

Park Inn ® by Radisson is bright, bold, fresh, uncomplicated and friendly with unexpected touches of iconic, contemporary design.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson SM is a caring and consistent hotel brand that offers a comfortable hospitality experience, all delivered with a touch of home.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is a global leader specializing in business travel and meetings management. CWT is dedicated to helping companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organizations, optimize their travel programs and provide best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. By leveraging the talents of its people and providing leading-edge technology and innovative solutions, CWT enables clients to drive savings while delivering service and enhancing security and sustainability. CWT also plays a major role in meetings and events management, providing strategic support and a host of services and technology solutions that help companies make the most of their investments.

Around the World CWT offers flexible solutions that generate value for companies of all sizes. Working closely with clients to fully understand their goals, CWT provides products and services that balance and meet the needs of travel managers, business travelers, procurement professionals and C-level executives. As new trends emerge and clients' needs change, CWT uses its expertise to constantly evolve its products to provide results-driven solutions.

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