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Radisson Hotel Group Names Jim Alderman CEO of the Americas

March 16, 2020

Radisson Hotel Group Americas

Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) today announced the appointment of Jim Alderman as Chief Executive Officer for the Americas. Alderman will be based in the company's U.S. headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn. and will be responsible for the corporate offices and more than 680 hotels in the company's portfolio throughout the Americas. He will report to Federico J. González, Chairman, Global Steering Committee for Radisson Hotel Group, as the representative of the company's Board of Directors.

"Jim is a hospitality executive whose determination and ability to accomplish what he sets out to do is widely known throughout the industry," said González. "He is aligned with our vision, supports our revitalized plans and I know he will be an inspirational leader to complement and guide our dedicated Americas teams, as we deliver on our strategic five-year plan and beyond."

"As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves daily, Jim will immediately begin to provide guidance and support for addressing the needs of the business in the Americas while continuing to deploy appropriate resources to help maintain a healthy environment for our customers and team members," added González.

Alderman most recently served as Executive Vice President for Extended Stay America (ESA), where he started the company's franchising group and transformed ESA from whole ownership to a thriving franchisor. He was responsible for its next-generation product through new construction and franchise sales, and asset management of existing real estate portfolio, as well as acquisitions/dispositions and future redevelopment.

Prior to joining ESA, Alderman held various senior leadership positions with Kimpton Hotels, Wyndham, Starwood Capital, IHG and Ernst & Young. With more than 34 years of experience in hospitality, Alderman has an extensive background in hotel and restaurant development, private equity fund investment, management contracts, franchises, public/private partnerships and investor relations. He has led global teams through both times of crisis and prosperity during his professional tenure dating back to 1986, and has been involved in the acquisition, development, joint venture and financing of more than $15 billion of hotel real estate projects globally.

Alderman earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate from Florida State University. He is an Executive Board Member for The Center of Real Estate Education and Research at Florida State University.

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