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Radisson Hotel Group Expands its Development Team in Latin America

July 10, 2018

Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Radisson Hotel Group today announced two new appointments to its Americas development team. These new team members will play a vital role in successfully driving development efforts across Latin America, which is key to the company's overall growth strategy in the Americas.

Tom Osborn joins Radisson Hotel Group as director of Franchise Sales & Development. Osborn is based in Miami and will work towards increasing the presence of the company's brands in the Caribbean. Prior to joining Radisson Hotel Group, Osborn had an extensive career with Best Western International, where he was a regional director of North American Development and was recognized with multiple salesman of the year honors. In this role, he was responsible for development in the Midwest, Southeast and Caribbean. He also has experience working as director of Franchise Sales & Development for Cedent Corporation.

Adrian François also joins the team in a consultant capacity as director of Franchise Sales & Development. François will focus on growing Radisson Hotel Group's portfolio in South America specifically targeting Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. He will be based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. François has a strong sales and development background working for several hospitality companies in Latin America. Most recently, he served as director of Sales & Development for L.E. Hotels, where he planned and executed sales strategies to increase the company's growth in Latin America. He also served as director of Sales & Business Development for a company that develops and implements integrated systems for corporate hospitality and held a sales and marketing role at Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts.

"This is such an exciting time for Radisson Hotel Group as our organization continues to transform and we are seeing the power of the Radisson brand bring new synergies across our portfolio," said Terry Sanders, Chief Development Officer, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. "The addition of two strong leaders like Tom and Adrian will help us not only execute, but accelerate our growth strategy in Latin Americas as outlined in our 5-year strategic plan."

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