SINGAPORE (Sept. 30, 2013) - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Asia Pacific announced the signing of seven new hotels during the second quarter of 2013, including new Radisson Blu, Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels that will strengthen Carlson Rezidor's presence in gateway cities like Shanghai, as well as emerging cities and leisure destinations, such Noida and Gorai Island in India. The signings also include a hotel in the holiday destination of Batam, marking Carlson Rezidor's entry into the Indonesian market. These latest deals bring Carlson Rezidor's Asia Pacific portfolio to 91 hotels in operation and 65 in development.

Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific closed the second quarter of 2013 on a strong note, especially in the key market of India, where 25 percent of all the deals signed in the country during second quarter were for Carlson Rezidor hotels, according to Horwarth's Q2 Hotel Deal Signing Report.

“These seven new deals place us in good stead as we build our portfolio in Indonesia, grow our presence in China and reinforce our leadership position in India,” said Simon C. Barlow, President, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We are continuing to take the lead in India, and expect to open eight additional hotels there before year end.”

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