Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced that it has signed four new hotel management agreements in China. This was announced by Hubert Joly, president and chief executive officer, Carlson, at the annual China Hotel Investment Conference in Shanghai today.

The four new signings bring Carlson's China portfolio to 25 hotels, including 10 in operation and 15 under development.

“We see strong growth potential in China. Today's four hotel signings are well aligned with Carlson's Ambition 2015 plan to have more than 1,500 hotels in operation globally by 2015,” said Joly.

“China is one of Carlson's most important focus markets in Asia Pacific and we are investing into business resources and talent capability that will make us one of the most successful hotel operators in the country,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific.

“The four hotel agreements that we have signed today are a good indication of our development plans for China,” added Barlow.

The four new hotel signings in China include: