Radisson, one of the world's best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the opening of the new Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport East located at 6620 36th street NE. With 120 spacious, urban chic styled guest rooms and views of the Canadian Rockies, the hotel's close proximity to Calgary International Airport is ideal for business or leisure travelers.

“The opening of this new-build hotel, offers the best product at Calgary International Airport and reinforces our commitment to enhance the brand's portfolio and further expand our presence in key markets in North America,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Radisson, Americas. “Airport locations such as this play a key role as we continue developing the Radisson brand as a powerful, globally consistent, first class-brand complemented by the Radisson 'Yes I Can!' service spirit.”

“Jam Hospitality is thrilled to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its family of brands. “We are confident that the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Rezidor system will result in a successful future for this hotel,” said Harman Arora, owner.

Opening the hotel is General Manager Douglas Peterson.

Located just minutes from Calgary International Airport, the hotel offers free airport shuttle, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, the full-service Sana Spa, a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool with water slide, a 24-hour business centre, and complimentary guest parking.  Ric's Grill Steak, Seafood and Chop House is the hotel's featured restaurant and lounge, highlighted by hand-picked seasonal ingredients. The Wine Bar features an extensive by-the-glass wine list and a select tapas menu from Ric's Grill.

The hotel's conference center is a, state-of-the-art venue with over 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space located on two levels, which include a 4,600 square-foot ballroom and seven conference rooms.

The Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary is strategically located just minutes from downtown Calgary and near popular attractions such as the Calgary Tower, Scotiabank Saddledome, the Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark Science Center and CrossIron Outlet Mall.  A tunnel between the airport and the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport East is currently under construction with a completion date of first quarter 2014.  Once completed, the tunnel will provide the shortest travel time from the airport to any area hotel.

For more information to or to make a reservation, please visit www.radisson.com/calgary or call 1-800-333-3333.

About Radisson®
Radisson®  has become one of the world's best-recognized hotel brands offering an upscale hotel experience serving both business and leisure guests with a range of World of Radisson features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee. Radisson has over 150 hotels in operation located in major urban and suburban settings, in resorts, airports, and business districts throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Caribbean. Every staff member has a passion for Yes I Can! SM hospitality, the signature service philosophy of Radisson, to ensure the total wellbeing and satisfaction of each guest.

For reservations and more information visit www.radisson.com or the newsroom at www.radisson.newsroom.com

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.


Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-8129 | bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com
Dana Fennewald, Wagstaff | +1 (312) 943-6900 | dana@wagstaffworldwide.com