Carlson Hotels Adds Seven Properties to Its Canadian Portfolio

Growth in Canada Reflects Continuing Commitment to Canadian Tourism Market

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11 // PRNewswire // -- Carlson Hotels Worldwide today announced the addition of seven locations to its Canadian portfolio during the past 18 months. The new hotels include three Radisson properties and four Park Inn hotels. Carlson's Canadian portfolio now totals 39 hotels including 22 Radisson Hotels & Resorts(R), 13 Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(R) and four Park Inn(R) hotels.

"We are in a period of strong growth in Canada," said Paul Kirwin, president of Carlson Hotels worldwide - The Americas, "and we see continuing expansion opportunities throughout the country."

Radisson Hotels & Resorts

The Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, on Edmonton's popular South Side, is the first Radisson hotel in the City of Edmonton. The hotel has a strong reputation in the meeting and convention circles as well as serving leisure travellers. The hotel features an impressive four-story atrium, 33,000 square feet of versatile function space, spacious guest rooms and a 23,000 sq. ft. Fitness and Racquet Club. The fitness facilities include treadmills, elliptical trainers, an indoor running track, weight equipment, squash and racquetball courts, a saltwater swimming pool, a whirlpool and sauna and more.

The Radisson Resort Hecla, on pristine Hecla Island, is a beautiful island retreat on Lake Winnipeg. The resort was inspired by Nordic traditions and embodies the essential elements of rock, water, ice, fire and wood, bringing them together in a feast for the senses. The four-season resort includes its own on-site naturalist, a number one-rated golf course, spa, waterpark, first-class dining and even a culinary school.

Radisson's newest Plaza hotel, the Radisson Plaza Mississauga Toronto Airport, offers a $4.5 million, 8,500 sq. ft. Grand Victorian Ballroom, beautifully decorated guestrooms, and fine dining. This smoke-free hotel is the ideal setting for leisure and corporate functions. The hotel is designed in the luxuriously styled Victorian time period. Crown moulding, plush carpeting, crystal chandeliers, rich dark woods and elegant Asian/Victorian furniture are the perfect foil to the latest technology. The hotel offers free in-room high-speed Internet access and wireless connectivity throughout the property.

With the addition of three new Radisson properties, Radisson's global portfolio currently includes more than 400 hotels with 88,420 guestrooms.

Park Inn

The newly renovated Park Inn & Suites on the River, Miramichi, NB is an ideal destination for business and leisure travellers alike and also offers fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon. The Miramichi River System is a top destination for Atlantic salmon fly-fishing. Conveniently located on the banks of the Miramichi River, just minutes away from the Newcastle Business District, the Civic Center, the Miramichi Health Center and much more, the Park Inn & Suites on the River Miramichi hotel provides guests with a comfortable and enjoyable hotel experience in a beautiful setting.

Located in a prime location, on Broadway, with a perfect postcard view of the water, mountains and city skyline, the Park Inn & Suites on Broadway, Vancouver, BC is walking distance to Granville Island, one of the region's top noted neighborhoods. The hotel is also located minutes from Science World, B.C. Place, GM Place, shopping, theatres and a selection of international restaurants. Guests at the Park Inn & Suites on Broadway, Vancouver can enjoy live entertainment from Jazz to classic rock in the Fairview Pub or venture out to one of over 60 restaurants within walking distance.

The Park Inn Montreal Airport, PQ offers rooms with Country-style decor, to serve the budget conscious traveller, or business-class rooms and two-room executive suites that are spacious, elegant and feature many extras. Guests enjoy the convenient location for business or leisure travel with amenities that include free wireless high-speed Internet access, fitness facility, outdoor pool, and laundry facility along with ample free parking and Shuttle Service to and from the Airport.

Newly constructed and smoke free, the Park Inn Hwy 27 at Woodbine, ON is a 54-room hotel offering contemporary comfort with easy access to highways. The hotel, only 7km (4.3 miles) to Pearson International Airport and 25km (15.5 miles) to downtown Toronto, is connected to a magnificent 18,000 sq ft banquet/convention facility complete with catering services. Steps away are Woodbine Race Track, Woodbine Fantasy Fair Shopping Centre, entertainment and a variety of restaurants. The rooms feature posturepedic beds, down pillows & duvets, ergonomic chairs, plasma TV's, microwave, mini fridge, complimentary wired and wireless internet, and complimentary local calls are a welcome respite.

These new hotels increase the Park Inn portfolio currently to more than 90 hotels and nearly 16,000 guestrooms worldwide.

For more information about all of Carlson Hotels Worldwide brands, visit online at http://www.carlsonhotels.com.



SOURCE Carlson Hotels Worldwide

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