Carlson celebrates its first company-wide Values Day

Minneapolis, Minn. | September 27, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (Sept. 27, 2011) – Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, marks September as Responsible Business Action Month, where Carlson makes a special commitment beyond its ongoing Responsible Business efforts to participate in programs and events which allow employees to ‘give back together’ to the communities in which they live, work and do business. Carlson is a values-based organization, rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit and high standards of its founder, Curtis L. Carlson.

As part of the month’s activities, today Carlson celebrates its first, company-wide Values Day where all employees take time out of the day to reflect on and discuss the company values, and explore what more they could be doing to bring the values to life for guests, travelers, partners and employees.

Hubert Joly, president and chief executive officer commented, “One of the cornerstones of our company today is the belief that Carlson is defined both by the results we produce and by the way we go about doing business. I hope you share our excitement on this first company-wide Values Day to start an open dialogue.”

 About Carlson

Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses 1,067 hotels, including Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza®; 909 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:

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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