Miroslav Forejtek, General Manager of the Park Inn Hotel Prague (Czech Republic), has been named Best General Manager (midscale category) at the recent Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2013. Miroslav has established the stylish mid-market property as the leading hotel in Prague in its category. Park Inn is a young and dynamic mid-market brand operated by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's ten largest hotel groups.

“We are very proud of Miroslav and congratulate him to this fantastic achievement. He is a leader whose ultimate task is to drive revenue, ensure 100% guest satisfaction for our clients, and to build a true team spirit among his staff members – according to our unique service philosophy Yes I Can!”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor.

Miroslav is a seasoned manager and hotelier at heart with more than 25 years of experience. He focuses not only on the operations of his hotel – but sees the bigger picture and actively promotes Prague as a world destination for travel and tourism. For his outstanding contributions, he was recognised by Prague City Hall and selected into Prague's Mayor Tourism Advisory Board. His strong network also includes relationships to key players such as Czech Airlines and the Czech embassies in Germany, the UK and the United States.

The Worldwide Hospitality Awards, now in their 14th year, were created by Georges Panayotis, president and chief executive officer, MKG Group, as an international competition and opportunity for hotel groups to highlight their exemplary achievements. They belong to the most prestigious achievements within the global travel industry.

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, 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, USA; and Brussels, Belgium.

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For further media information, please contact
Renu Snehi, Senior Director PR, Brand & Marketing Communication, Renu.Snehi@CarlsonRezidor.com
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director, Corporate Communication, Christiane.Reiter@CarlsonRezidor.com