Radisson, one of the world's best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the signing of the Radisson Porto Alegre, Brazil with an expected opening of Oct. 31, 2013. A mulit-million dollar renovation is planned for the 132-room designer hotel. As Radisson further expands in South America, this hotel marks the seventh Radisson in Brazil, with several additional properties joining the portfolio by first quarter 2014.

“Investing in Brazil requires patience and strong local connectivity. Through our strategic partnership with Atlantica Hotels International (Brazil), we have a strong foothold in key markets in the country and for positioning Radisson as a powerful, globally consistent, first-class brand,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Radisson, Americas.

“We continue to focus on expanding Radisson in Brazil along with our partnership with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group,” said Paul Sistare, owner, Atlantica Hotels International (Brazil), Ltda. “Travel is crucial to Brazil, with travel and tourism accounting for 9 percent of the country's GDP, according to a World Travel & Tourism Council report on Brazil released in March.”

Located in the Bela Vista neighborhood, the hotel is less than ten minutes from downtown and near popular landmarks such as the Brick da Redenção, historic downtown, Ibere Camargo Foundation and Shopping Iguatemi. The hotel features a business center, 24-hour room service, a full-service salon, laundry service and messenger service. Becco's, the hotel's featured restaurant, features regional and international cuisine, along with ala carte dining and buffet style service. The hotel is four miles from Salgado International Airport.

In addition to Porto Alegre, Radisson also has properties in: Sao Paulo; Alphaville; Curitiba; Maceio; Aracaju; and Belem. .In January the Radisson Barra Rio de Janeiro will open and the Radisson Vila Olimpia in Sao Paulo.

For more information to or to make a reservation, please visit www.radisson.com or call 1-800-333-3333.

About Radisson®
Radisson®  has become one of the world's best-recognized hotel brands offering an upscale hotel experience serving both business and leisure guests with a range of World of Radisson features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee. Radisson has over 150 hotels in operation located in major urban and suburban settings, in resorts, airports, and business districts throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Caribbean. Every staff member has a passion for Yes I Can! SM hospitality, the signature service philosophy of Radisson, to ensure the total wellbeing and satisfaction of each guest.

For reservations and more information visit www.radisson.com or the newsroom at www.radisson.newsroom.com

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The group plans to grow the portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most of the group's hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 85,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.


About Atlantica Hotels International
Atlantica Hotels International is the largest privately held hospitality company in Latin America and ranked in the top 50 largest hotel companies globally. Atlantica Hotels has over $2.6 billion in assets under management and represents nine brands in 44 cities throughout Brazil. Primarily focused on the mid-scale transient business traveller, Atlantica Hotels is also the largest operator of luxury class hotels in Brazil. Currently, Atlantica has 48 hotels under construction which will add 13,386 rooms in 14 new cities in Brazil by 2016.

Atlantica Hotels International is headquartered in São Paulo Brazil, employs over 4,000 associates and is a five time recipient of Gallup's Great Place to Work.


Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-8129 | bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com
Dana Fennewald, Wagstaff | +1 (312) 943-6900 | dana@wagstaffworldwide.com
Annie Morrissey, Atlantica Hotels International | +011 (55 11) 3531-4810 | amorrissey@atlanticahotels.com.br