Carlson Hotels Worldwide (carlsonhotels.com) today announced contributions of more than $300,000 (USD) in support of the World Childhood Foundation (childhood-usa.org) as a result of fund raising during the past year by its five hotel brands and partners around the world. Over the past five years, more than three-quarters of a million dollars (USD) have been raised to support World Childhood. The foundation is dedicated to protecting children at risk from exploitation and trafficking around the world.

Last year, participating Carlson Hotels Worldwide brands in the Americas sponsored a number of activities raising $55,000 (USD) during their spring and fall semi-annual campaigns. Participating Carlson Hotels brands include Regent®Hotels & Resorts (regenthotels.com), Radisson®Hotels & Resorts (radisson.com), Park Plaza®Hotels & Resorts (parkplaza.com), Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM (countryinns.com) and Park Inn®(parkinn.com).

The Rezidor Hotel Group (rezidor.com), that operates Radisson Blu Hotels, Regent Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn properties in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), raised 75,000 Euro (more than $96,000 USD) and Atlantica Hotels International (atlanticahotels.com), which operates a portfolio of Radisson and Park Plaza hotels in Brazil, raised $150,000 (USD).

Some of the fundraising activities worldwide included: