External Article13 February 2018
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is now Radisson - startribune.com
Step is the latest move made by HNA Tourism.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will change its name next month to Radisson Hotel Group in a push to embrace its marquee hotel brand and reaffirm itself as a global hospitality company.
The leadership of the soon-to-change Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the combination of Minnetonka-based Carlson Hotels and its European sister company Rezidor Hotel Group, plan to "leverage the wide awareness of the Radisson brand name," according to a presentation during the company's recent investors day event in Frankfurt, Germany.
The company already changed its legal name from Carlson Hotels Inc. to Radisson Hospitality Inc. in November, a company spokesman said.
In late 2016, Chinese conglomerate HNA Tourism Group closed on the purchase of Carlson Hotels. The hotel company has a wide portfolio of brands including the Country Inns & Suites and three different Radisson chains.
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