With more than 75 years of experience in hospitality, it’s no wonder that Radisson Hotel Group Americas is now one of the industry’s largest hotel companies. Learn more about our company’s history of world-class hospitality, innovative design, and exceptional service, and find out the origins of our eight unique hotel brands.
Our company history
-The Royal Copenhagen by Arne Jacobsen in Denmark was hailed as the world’s first designer hotel.
-Carlson entered the hotel business in the Americas through a 50% interest in the Radisson Downtown Hotel in Minneapolis.
-Carlson Hotels and SAS International Hotels signed a partnership to bring the Radisson brand to Europe.
-Carlson Hotels launched the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand.
-SAS International Hotels signed a franchise agreement with Carlson Hotels to manage the Radisson brand in EMEA, which would later become Radisson Blu.
-Carlson Hotels launched the guest loyalty program now known as Radisson Rewards.
-SAS International Hotels became The Rezidor Hotel Group and acquired franchise rights to Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn, and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson..
-Carlson acquired 25% ownership of The Rezidor Hotel Group, solidifying the company’s commitment to global growth.
-Radisson SAS brand name was updated to Radisson Blu.
-Radisson Blu was ranked the largest upscale hotel brand in Europe by MKG Hospitality.
-Park Inn became Park Inn by Radisson.
-Carlson increased its ownership in The Rezidor Hotel Group to 51%, and the two joined forces in a strategic partnership and went to market as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
-Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group was named Hotel Group of the Year at Worldwide Hospitality Awards.
-Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced a new brand in the luxury segment, Quorvus Collection.
-Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced a new brand in the upscale lifestyle select segment, Radisson RED.
-HNA Tourism Group acquired Carlson Hotels, Inc.
-The Rezidor Hotel Group entered the economy segment with a 49% stake in prizeotel.
-HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd. announced a mandatory public offer to acquire all shares in Rezidor.
-Country Inns & Suites By Carlson became Country Inn & Suites by Radisson.
-Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group became Radisson Hotel Group™.
-A new global brand architecture introduced Radisson in EMEA and launched Radisson Collection.
-Radisson Hotel Group rebrands Club Carlson loyalty program to Radisson Rewards.
-Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ) was renamed Radisson Hospitality AB (publ) on May 7, 2018.
-Radisson Hospitality, Inc. is majority owned by Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd., which is ultimately owned by an entity of the government of the People’s Republic of China.
-Radisson Hotel Group launched the Radisson Individuals brand.