December 16, 2013
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's Club CarlsonSM members in Asia Pacific have generously donated 20 million Club Carlson Gold Points®via the Club Carlson website in support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in the Philippines. The points donated by Club Carlson members are equivalent to more than $30,000 cash donation.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group takes its commitment to being a responsible business seriously and aims to be among the leaders in this industry. It is a core part of the business strategy and positions the company's commitment to the environment, community and people.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has been encouraging members to donate Club Carlson Gold Points®to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief effort. To encourage donations, Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation agreed to match donations of up to $10,000. The total amount committed by Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation is more than $50,000, which will go to relief groups such as Internal Rescue Committee Typhoon Haiyan Fund and American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal. At the same time, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Asia Pacific, which operates Park Inn by Radisson Davao and Radisson Blu Cebu in the Philippines, is collecting donations from employees to help their Philippines-based colleagues who were affected by the typhoon.
“As a responsible business, we believe that we should do what we can to help the communities that we operate in. Club Carlson is among the first few to provide a platform for its loyal members to provide assistance to the affected communities. It is heartening to see Club Carlson members come forward to use their reward points, which they have earned by staying at our hotels, to contribute to this worthy cause. We are grateful for their support and thank them for their generosity. We encourage more members to support this cause,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Club Carlson is one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs. Members enjoy enhanced services and the ability to earn and redeem points for free room nights, starting at just 9,000 Gold Points® for a Free Award Night, at more than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide, including Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The group plans to grow the portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most of the group's hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 85,000 people.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.
About Club CarlsonSM
Club CarlsonSM is the global hotel rewards program from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, part of leading hospitality and travel company, Carlson. Club Carlson is one of the world's most rewarding hotel loyalty programs. Members enjoy rich benefits at more than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotels around the globe including Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Club Carlson offers members exceptional hotel experiences, enhanced services and the ability to earn and redeem rewards remarkably fast with Free Award Nights starting at 9,000 Gold Points® and no blackout dates on standard rooms. Members enjoy free Internet access as well as valuable redemption options such as prepaid cards, PayPal, airline miles and more. Plus, with more frequent visits, Elite members enjoy exclusive benefit options including: complimentary room upgrades, early check-in and late checkout, and Elite Rollover Nights. For more information and to enroll visit, www.clubcarlson.com.
Joanna Ong, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group I +65 6511 9297 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate O'Shea, AKA Asia | +65 6222 6136 | email@example.com
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129 | firstname.lastname@example.org