Carlson appoints general managers for Radisson Blu properties in India

Singapore | April 26, 2011

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced three leadership appointments for its Radisson Blu properties in India. The three general managers appointed are Vikas Kapoor at the Radisson Blu Suites Gurgaon, Shshank Pundir at the Radisson Blu Hotel Indore and Mrinal Sarkar at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug.

“Carlson recognizes and rewards its star performers by presenting them with career growth opportunities,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific. “Shshank was instrumental in establishing the Radisson Blu Suites in Gurgaon as a preferred meetings and conference venue. He will now take on more responsibilities at the larger Indore property.”

“All three general managers bring a wealth of hotel industry experience which I am confident will have a positive impact on the hotels’ performance,” said K.B. Kachru, executive vice president, Carlson Hotels, South Asia.   

Vikas Kapoor rejoins Carlson with over 16 years of hospitality experience in India. He has a strong past track record with the company and was previously general manager at the Radisson Jass Hotel Shimla.

Shshank Pundir has over two decades of Indian hospitality experience. As the general manager for the Radisson Blu Suites Gurgaon previously, he led the pre-opening team and successfully oversaw all operational aspects of the hotel.

Mrinal Sarkar brings over two decades of hospitality operations and management experience to Carlson. Prior to joining the resort, Sarkar served in several leadership positions with other major international hotel groups in India.

About Carlson
Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses more than 1,070 hotels, including Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza®; more than 900 T.G.I. Friday’s® restaurants; 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 170,000 people.  http://www.carlson.com


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Contacts:
Jay Krishnan, Carlson | +1 65 6511 9297 | jkrishnan@carlson.com
Sarada Chellam, ICON International Communications | +1 65 6220 2623 | schellam@iconinternational.com.sg   
Joan Cronson or Ben Gardeen, Carlson | +1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129 | jcronson@carlson.com or bgardeen@carlson.com

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