Carlson’s global President and CEO, Hubert Joly, says he is confident the company’s Ambition 2015 is firmly on track to deliver the chain another 300 new hotels and positive RevPAR gains over the next four years.
Carlson Hotels’ CEO Hubert Joly says the company’s merger with the Rezidor Hotel Group will result in a “more consistent alignment” of its portfolio of brands and the “continued growth” of properties around the world.
Carlson and the Rezidor Hotel Group, owners and operators of a range of brands including Radisson, have announced that they will finally merge and create the unified Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Global CEOs are split on the potential of Online Travel Agents (OTAs), with many confident that guests will look to book directly going forward.
The world’s leading Hoteliers are confident of a strong finish in 2011, particularly thanks to a rebound in corporate travel and a significant upswing in MICE market business across the globe.
Carlson Hotels has unveiled a major revamp of its upscale Radisson brand, with hotels globally to be split under a two-tier system as the group aims to grow its portfolio by at least 50 per cent by 2015.