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Carlson Hotels Announces CEO Succession

January 25, 2017

Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Carlson Hotels, Inc. ("Carlson Hotels") announced that it has appointed Federico González Tejera as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2017. He will succeed David Berg who will leave the company following a brief transition period.

Charles Mobus, newly appointed Director of the Carlson Hotels Board, said "David Berg led Carlson Hotels through a successful period of global portfolio growth while at the same time increasing profitability, improving competitiveness, and delivering substantial gains in guest satisfaction. Our confidence in the future potential of Carlson Hotels is due in no small part to his efforts. Federico has an established track record and long-held experience in the hospitality industry, and we are confident in his ability to build upon this strong foundation."

Mr. González said, "Carlson Hotels is a respected leader in the global hospitality industry and has a portfolio of world-class brands. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this great business and continue to drive global growth. I look forward to working with David to ensure a smooth transition, and to joining the talented team he has cultivated over the past three years."

About Federico González Tejera Federico González Tejera is the former Chief Executive Officer of NH Hotel Group, where he developed and executed a Five-Year-Plan that helped significantly transform the company's brand position and renovation strategy and increase profitability. He previously was a senior executive at Disneyland Paris, most recently serving as Deputy General Manager. Prior to that, he worked at Procter & Gamble in Madrid, Brussels, and Stockholm, and served as Country Head of Portugal. He majored in Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and received a Masters of International Trade and Finance from the École Supériore de Commerce de Paris.

About Charles Bromwell Mobus, Jr. Charles B. Mobus is a Managing Partner at Benedetto, Gartland & Company. He has been with the firm for more than 20 years, focusing on corporate advisory and capital raising assignments. Prior to BGC, Mr. Mobus was a Managing Director at Smith Barney, where he specialized in acquisitions, high-yield financing, and initial public offerings. Mr. Mobus also previously worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc. in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and at Citibank N.A. He is currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee at Rezidor Hotel Group, and as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors at Swissport. Mr. Mobus received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University.

About Carlson Hotels, Inc. Carlson Hotels is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes 1,400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Hotels portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®; Park Inn®by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and Club Carlson , the global hotel rewards program. Carlson Hotels and its brands employ 90,000 people worldwide.

About Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Radisson Hotel Group Americas represents Radisson Hotels brands in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Combined with Radisson Hotel Group, representing Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group Americas is one of the world's largest hotel companies with eight distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. 

The Radisson Hotel Group Americas portfolio of brands includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, brought together under the overarching Radisson Hotels Americas name. 

Radisson Hotel Group Americas takes pride in its Every Moment Matters brand promise to always provide guests with exceptional experiences. In addition, the Radisson Rewards Americas loyalty program delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments and outstanding loyalty benefits for guests, meeting planners, travel agents, and business partners. 

Radisson Meetings Americas treats every meeting or event as more than just a date on the calendar with three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics of the signature Yes I Can! service spirit and being uniquely 100% carbon neutral.  

More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Radisson Hotel Group, and the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.

For more information, visit https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/about-us