Carlson announces spectacular Radisson beach front resort in Huizhou

Beijing, China | May 24, 2010

Carlson Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces today that it has signed a hotel management agreement in one of China's most sought after holiday resort destinations, Huizhou. The Radisson property on a spectacular beach front, featuring 300-rooms, is scheduled to open in the first half of 2012.

"Radisson is one of the world's leading hotel brands. We are very pleased to be introducing this vibrant, contemporary and engaging brand characterised by the Yes I Can! service philosophy to Huizhou," said Jean-Marc Busato, managing director, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific.

"In Asia Pacific, Radisson is the number one, fastest growing upscale hotel brand. This resort will create an impressive foothold for the brand in the southeast of China, as we continue to grow the brand in key destinations across the region," added Busato.

The Radisson Plaza Resort Huizhou is one of four hotel management agreements being announced by Carlson Hotels in China this week.

"Huizhou is a popular weekend destination for inbound travellers from Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. We are confident that this hotel will attract a combination of international as well as domestic travellers from northern China and beyond," said Zhao Xiao Xiong, chairman, Huizhou Hai Chen Real Estate Co. Ltd., the hotel owner.

Located along the Da Ya Bay, one of the largest coastal cities in southeast Guangdong province, the upscale Radisson Plaza Resort Huizhou is on a magnificent bay with a 16 kilometre natural coastline, set against a scenic mountainous backdrop. The property will feature an all-day dining restaurant and a Chinese restaurant; a lobby bar and club lounge; a 1,000 square metre grand ballroom catering to all meeting and event requests. Guests seeking leisure and recreational facilities can indulge in the day spa, as well as a health club featuring an indoor swimming pool. The resort is also in close proximity to a 27-hole golf course.

The Radisson Plaza Resort Huizhou is surrounded by many popular sights and attractions such as Turtle Island, the Huizhou West Lake and Luofu Mountain.

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About Carlson
Carlson is a privately held, global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses more than 1,060 hotels, including Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn®, Park Plaza®, and Regent®; more than 1,000 restaurants, including T.G.I. Friday's® and Pick Up Stix®; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and its brands employ about 150,000 people. http://www.carlson.com

Contacts:
Jay Krishnan, Carlson Hotels | 65 6511 9297 | jkrishnan@carlson.com
Sarada Chellam, ICON International Communications | 65 6220 2623 | schellam@iconinternational.com.sg
Joan Cronson, Carlson Hotels | 1 763-212-1418 | jcronson@carlson.com

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