LAS VEGAS — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced on Feb. 10 that it experienced strong 2015 results, with 120 new signings, totalling nearly 20,000 rooms, marking a third consecutive year of signing increases. The company announced results at its annual Americas Business Conference in Las Vegas in early February. Carlson Rezidor’s portfolio now totals nearly 1,400 hotels in operation and under development, with reported 2015 systemwide revenues of $7.3 billion, a 4.5 per cent year-over-year increase.
“We made great progress last year, with 65 openings in the midst of an ever-changing industry and we expect to keep that momentum going in 2016,” said David Berg, CEO, Carlson Hospitality Group, in a release.
In the Americas, the group signed 54 hotels, an increase of 35 per cent year-over-year. The Americas signings equate to 7,326 rooms, the most rooms inked since 2008. Carlson Rezidor’s first signings in the U.S. and Latin America for its new, lifestyle-select brand, Radisson RED, all of which are scheduled to open in 2016, further highlighted the year’s success. The company has 13 RED hotels signed to date globally and remains on track to reach 60 hotels for the brand by 2020.
Additionally, Radisson Blu, the company’s upper-upscale and leading European hotel brand, entered Latin America last year, with its first signings.