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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Michael Dean as Chief Development Officer for the Americas

December 5, 2016

Radisson Hotel Group Americas
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today appointed Michael Dean as chief development officer, Americas. Dean will report to Javier Rosenberg, president, Americas. “We are experiencing terrific development momentum and are delighted to add Michael’s solid hotel finance and development experience to our team,” said Rosenberg. “The recent opening of the first Radisson RED in the Americas, the brand’s flagship in downtown Minneapolis, along with record signings across our brands, including a banner year for Country Inns & Suites, have received an enthusiastic response from the investment and development community. Michael will play a critical role in continuing to drive the expansion of our portfolio of exciting global brands.”

Carlson Rezidor has set forth an aggressive growth strategy across the Americas, including Latin America. This year the company introduced Radisson Blu® to Latin America with key openings in Chile and Brazil. Dean will assume responsibility for spearheading this growth trajectory along with the expansion of Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM in the Americas.

Dean joins Carlson Rezidor from GE Capital, where he played a pivotal role in creating a construction lending program that resulted in significant sales growth. Prior to GE Capital, he served in strategic leadership roles at Saratoga Hotel Group, Intell Management & Investments and Rockgate.

Dean holds a bachelor of science degree from the School of Hotel Management at Florida International University in Miami.

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