Carlson Rezidor names new VP, development, Canada

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced David Oliver has been named vice-president of development for Canada. Oliver will lead the group’s key strategic growth initiatives across all brands and will be responsible for the development of management contracts as well as license agreements in the region. Oliver is based in Toronto and will report to Philip Silberstein, executive vice-president, development, Americas. 

Oliver returns to Carlson Rezidor, having previously served on the development team from 2003 to 2009. Following his stint with Carlson, Oliver was most recently senior vice-president of asset management and capital planning for Dundee 360 Real Estate Corp., which has a portfolio of 5,000-plus luxury rooms of Fairmont and Hilton hotel assets across North America. Oliver has also held development positions with Wyndham Worldwide and Starwood Hotels in Canada.

“David is a passionate industry veteran and we are excited to welcome him back to the team,” said Silberstein in a release. “As one of his key development initiatives, David will focus on the introduction of Radisson RED to Canada.”

Radisson RED is a new hotel brand inspired by art, music and fashion. The brand offers developers and property owners a lower per-key cost than a traditional upscale hotel through a multi-functional approach and more efficient space planning, which significantly reduce construction and operating costs, while driving higher margins. 

In addition to Radisson RED, Oliver will work to introduce Radisson Blu to the region and expand the footprints of Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.