FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Traci Gilges, Director of Sales 503-408-3675 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RADISSON HOTELS & RESORTS HONORS THE RADISSON HOTEL PORTLAND AIRPORT WITH THE COMPANY’S PRESTIGIOUS PRESIDENT’S AWARD Portland, Oregon -- May 23, 2007 ---The Radisson Hotel Portland Airport was selected as one of Radisson Hotels & Resorts top-performing hotels and resorts for its prestigious annual President’s Award, based on performance in 2006. The hotel was one of 42 best properties from among more than 240 Radisson hotels in The Americas, Asia Pacific and a portion of the United Kingdom. This is the third year for the award for this hotel. Nancy Johnson, executive vice president and brand leader for Radisson Hotels & Resorts, advised Mike Daley, General Manager of the Radisson Hotel Portland Airport of the achievement. "The President’s Award represents the best of the best for Radisson and recognizes the hotels that have demonstrated their exceptional commitment to guest service and product quality that distinguishes Radisson in the global marketplace," explained Johnson. "These hotels utilized their industry expertise and fully leveraged the company’s revenue generating tools and information to excel in a competitive business environment with changing customer expectations,” she added. “They also provide a great place for employees to do great work. The Radisson Hotel Portland Airport is a brand champion for Radisson and will help us achieve our goal to become the brand of choice for frequent travelers seeking an upscale hotel experience,” Johnson explained. “They achieved top scores on the annual quality review by LRA Worldwide for cleanliness and consistency in meeting and often exceeding the brand’s product quality standards,” added Johnson. Mike Daley commented, “We have a caring and committed group of people who take tremendous pride in providing each of our guests a warm and welcoming experience every day. I am very proud to represent them in receiving this award in recognition of their efforts.” The President’s Award is presented annually to a select group of Radisson hotels for their accomplishments in 2006 for which they excelled in property management, marketing, sales, and leveraging the revenue generating tools of the brand. According to Johnson, they have also created a positive and effective work environment with an engaged team of employees who consistently deliver total guest satisfaction through core programs such as “Yes I Can!” service training and other key brand initiatives as well as unique contributions to the success of the hotel in the marketplace. The President’s award has become the symbol of outstanding quality for Radisson Hotels & Resorts. (MORE) Radisson’s President’s Award/Page 2 of 2 The winners were also chosen based on their alignment and contribution toward the brand's guest- focused mission. The new vision states that Radisson is to be a global hotel company distinguished by: great places in great places, a recognized and trusted brand, building valuable relationships with the guests it serves and achieving superior returns for owners and investors. Radisson Hotels & Resorts currently has more than 400 locations in 63 countries. Radisson is a division of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a global hotel company encompassing more than 940 hotel, resort, restaurant and cruise ship operations in 71 countries. Reservations at all Radisson hotels can be made via the Radisson Web site at www.radisson.com, by calling 800-333-3333, or through your travel consultant.
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