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Radisson to Close About 20% of U.S. Hotels in 2011

The Radisson hotel chain plans to shutter about 10 per cent of its U.S. hotels as part of its $1.5-billion revamp, according to USA Today.


December 13, 2010

Radisson Blu, in Cannes. The chain expects to trim 20% of its U.S. properties in 2011.

Radisson Blu, in Cannes. The chain expects to trim 20% of its U.S. properties in 2011.

The Radisson hotel chain plans to shutter about 10 per cent of its U.S. hotels as part of its $1.5-billion revamp, according to USA Today.

By the end of next year, Radisson will have closed 12 per cent of the properties in its system, according to Thorsten Kirschke, chief operating officer of Carlson Hotels, quoted by USA Today.

In addition, Radisson plans to close another 10 per cent of its hotels, according to Kirschke, quoted in USA Today.

Though Radisson hasn’t identified which hotels are being targeted, the company has said that the list includes properties in Florida, South Carolina and Missouri, according to USA Today.

Kirschke vowed not to let hotel owners “carry our name” on properties that either don’t meet Radisson’s standards for quality or aren’t paying the appropriate fees, says USA Today.

For more, visit USA Today’s site



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