Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, today announced that it plans to increase the number of Radisson hotels in Asia Pacific to over 100 hotels by 2015. This was announced by Hubert Joly, Carlson president and chief executive officer at the ITB Asia travel tradeshow in Singapore.

“We are delighted to be adding a young portfolio of vibrant, contemporary and engaging Radisson hotels that are synonymous with iconic design and architecture to key cities, resorts and airport locations throughout Asia Pacific,” said Hubert Joly, Carlson president and chief executive officer.

Radisson is a well established global brand with 430 hotels in operation worldwide. In Europe, it enjoys a strong leadership position as the largest upscale brand with 170 hotels in operation. It also received one of the highest guest satisfaction ratings in Europe by J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing information services company.

Its portfolio include some of the world's most iconic properties such as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen designed by the legendary Arne Jacobsen, and the upcoming Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago designed by Jeanne Gang. The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel received the 2009 Skyscraper of the Year Award for its fascinating shape and is scheduled to open next year.

In Asia Pacific, Radisson is building on a strong legacy of great historic properties, such as the Radisson Hotel New Delhi, the Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World, the Radisson Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai and the Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney.

Some of the most iconic new Radisson properties in the region include: