Carlson Hotels Worldwide Adds Two Asia Pacific Airlines to its Portfolio of Global Partners

Singapore | February 19, 2009

Carlson Hotels Worldwide, one of the world'slargest privately-held hotel companies, has added two Asia Pacific airlines to its portfolio ofglobal airline partners.

China's commercial flag carrier, Air China, and Jet Airways, one of India's largestinternational airlines, are now included in the list of more than 20 airlines that offer mileage toguests staying at Carlson hotel brands. This is applicable to Regent® Hotels & Resorts,Radisson® Hotels & Resorts and Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts for Air China, plus Park Inn® andCountry Inn & Suites By CarlsonSM for Jet Airways.

Guests can collect mileage by presenting Air China's 'Phoenix Miles' or Jet Airways 'JetPrivilege' membership cards at check-in, to earn mileage directly with the airlines' programmes.

"The addition of Air China and Jet Airways to Carlson's Global Airline Partnership programme underlines our commitment to further collaborate with industry partners in key tourism markets. These partnerships are particularly valuable now, as travellers become more cost conscious and look to maximise the use of special offers and bonus points where available," said Frank Trampert, executive vice president, Revenue Generation - Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

Air China covers 22 countries and 84 cities, while Jet Airways has 300 flights to 43 destinations in India, as well as international daily services to London, Colombo, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Carlson Hotels Worldwide has also launched a double mileage campaign with Air China. For a limited period only, now until April 15, 2009, 'Phoenix Miles' members can earn double miles for stays at any Regent, Radisson or Park Plaza hotels worldwide. Within China, members will also enjoy a complimentary room upgrade in addition to their double miles, when staying at any of these hotels. For further information, guests can visit www.radisson.com/calaunch .

Carlson Hotels Worldwide is currently the largest international hotel operator in India, with over 2000 rooms in operation, and more than 6000 rooms under development. In China, it has numerous hotels under development, including the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin which is scheduled to open by mid this year.

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Carlson Hotels Worldwide includes more than 1,000 hotel locations in 74 countries. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the major business units of Carlson, a global hotel, marketing, restaurant and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. The Carlson brands and services includes: Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Radisson® Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn® hotels, Carlson Marketing,T.G.I. Friday's® and Pick Up Stix® restaurants, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel®. Carlson's brands and services employ more than 160,000 people in over 150 countries.

In Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide is fast expanding its portfolio of hotels. It currently has about 120 hotels in operation and under development and more than 20,000 rooms in 14 countries. With regional headquarters in Singapore, it is supported by reservations, sales and development offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New Delhi and Sydney.

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