Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced year-end development successes and overall positive momentum from the Radisson® and Radisson Blu® Americas annual business conference taking place at Radisson Blu Mall of America this week. The company announced a strong increase in new hotel signings versus the previous year making 2013 the most successful year for development globally since 2008. Additionally, system-wide revenue increased 4 percent to $7.5 billion in 2013.

“We saw a surge in signings and revenue gains, thanks to the efforts and continued progress against our Ambition 2015 goals,” said Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer, Carlson. “We continue to invest in and improve our brands, and we strive to exceed guest expectations. The success is evident in our 2013 results.”

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