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Radisson Hotel Group Announces the Acquisition of the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown By Hospitality Properties Trust

June 18, 2018

Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Radisson Hotel Group™ today announced that its longtime partner, Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) a real estate investment trust, has acquired the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown in a sale from an affiliate of KKR. The hotel was acquired by KKR in June of 2014 and converted to Radisson Blu following a multimillion-dollar renovation. The hotel features over 360 sophisticated rooms, 29,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, 24-hour business center, Business Class Lounge, and the FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. The Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown becomes the ninth property owned by HPT and managed by Radisson Hotel Group.

In addition, HPT has announced a more than $50 million investment across its portfolio of hotels under Radisson Hotel Group's brands including:

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Brooklyn Center, MN

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bothell, WA

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Diego North, CA

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Sunnyvale, CA (which will convert to a Radisson following its renovation)

"We deeply value our longstanding partnership with HPT and their commitment to investing in our portfolio of hotels," said Ken Greene, President, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. "This aligns with our 5-year plan and the commitment we are making, along with our partners like HPT, for significant investments in rebranding or repositioning our hotels in the Americas."

The portfolio improvements to the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson hotels are already underway and expected to be completed by Q3 2018. The Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Sunnyvale, CA will be converted to a Radisson following a renovation. The Radisson hotels will begin renovations in Q3 2018 and are expected to be completed in early 2019.

"We are thrilled to not only be acquiring the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, but further expanding our partnership with Radisson Hotel Group," said John Murray, President & CEO, Hospitality Properties Trust. "We are confident that their new vision and strategic direction, coupled with the investment we are making into our portfolio of hotels, will result in success for both sides."

ABOUT HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST ;Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns a diverse portfolio of hotels and travel centers located in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT's properties are operated under long-term management or lease agreements. HPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

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