Carlson Hotels Worldwide Brands Honored at 21 Locations by Expedia® Insiders' Select List

Minneapolis, MN | June 09, 2008

Expedia® travelers ranked 20 of Carlson Hotels Worldwide's branded properties among the best in their industry segments on this year's Expedia Insiders' Select™ list. The list includes two Regent Hotels & Resorts (regenthotels.com), 11 Radisson Hotels & Resorts (radisson.com), two Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts (parkplaza.com) and five Country Inns & Suites By Carlson locations (countryinns.com). Expedia formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. The full list represents the top one percent of the hotel properties offered on Expedia.

"Delivering superior service and value is a key priority at our hotel brands," said Jay Witzel, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Hotels Worldwide. "We are pleased that our efforts have been acknowledged by Expedia travelers."

The 20 Carlson Hotels Worldwide locations that are among Expedia Insider's List of 899 are noted below. *The Regent Palms in Turks & Caicos was ranked among the top 10 of all hotels included on the Expedia Insiders' Select™ list for 2008.

1. *The Regent Palms in Turks & Caicos-(among the top 10 rankings on the Expedia Insider's list)-

2. The Regent Esplanade Zagreb, Croatia

3. The Regent Shanghai, China

4. Radisson Poliforum Plaza Hotel, Leon, Mexico City, Mexico

5. Radisson Edwardian Manchester

6. The May Fair (Radisson Edwardian)

7. Radisson SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

8. Radisson Edwardian Mountbatten Hotel

9. Radisson SAS Hotel Krakow, Poland

10. Radisson SAS Amsterdam Airport

11. Radisson Hotel Akron City Centre, Akron, Ohio

12. Radisson SAS Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

13. Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino

14. Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf London

15. Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, China

16. Park Plaza Astrid Antwerp, Belgium

17. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Green Bay East, Wisc.

18. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Aiken, SC

19. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Fairborn South, Ohio

20. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - BWI Airport, Baltimore, Maryland

21. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bloomington West, Bloomington, Minn.

About Carlson Hotels Worldwide:

Carlson Hotels Worldwide operates 990 locations in 71 countries under the brands Regent® Hotels & Resorts; Radisson Hotels & Resorts®; Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson℠; and Park Inn®. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the major operating groups of Carlson, a global leader in marketing, travel and hospitality.

About Expedia:

Expedia has collected the insights of more travelers than any other online travel agency in the world. Drawing on Expedia's hundreds of thousands of Traveler Opinions hotel reviews, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 400 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide, Expedia Insiders' Select™ is an easy-to-browse list that provides travelers with a powerful way to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travelers like them. The list showcases the diverse selection of travel destinations and hotel properties. For more information, visit www.expedia.com/insidersselect.

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