Carlson Hotels Wordwide Strengthens Partnership With Air China

Beijing, China | April 14, 2009

Carlson Hotels Worldwide, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has strengthened its partnership with Air China, the country's commercial flag carrier, by offering its Phoenix Miles members a club floor room upgrade when staying at any of the group's managed properties in China. This offer is valid for applicable room rates eligible for mileage accrual at Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Radisson® Hotels & Resorts and Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts - the Carlson hotel brands currently operating in China. The agreement between Carlson and Air China was announced at a gala event held at The Regent Beijing, the luxury 500-room hotel in the heart of the city's prestigious Jinbao street.

Carlson currently has eight hotels in operation in key gateway cities throughout China, with plans to open another nine properties by 2012, including the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin which opens this month.

Air China has flights to 70 domestic cities in China, and Phoenix Miles members can receive a club floor room upgrade by presenting their membership card at check in, at any Carlson managed property in China. This promotion is valid from 16 April to 15 June 2009.

"Our partnership with Air China is a reflection of our commitment to this important and fast growing market. We will continue to seek strong relationships with major players across Asia Pacific ensuring that our hotels have expanded marketing opportunities that in turn benefit guests," said Frank Trampert, executive vice president, Revenue Generation - Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

"The complimentary upgrade to a club floor room grants Phoenix Miles members an added incentive to stay at Carlson managed properties, as more and more leisure and corporate travellers seek value added hotel offers."

Carlson Hotels Worldwide currently has partnerships with more than 20 airlines internationally for airline mileage points. Globally, Carlson Hotels Worldwide has properties in more than 1,000 locations in 74 countries.

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Carlson Hotels Worldwide is a leading global hotel company with more than 1,000 locations in 74 countries. Its brands include: Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Radisson® Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Park Inn®. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is part of Carlson, a global travel, marketing and hospitality company.

In Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide is fast expanding its portfolio of hotels. It currently has more than 120 hotels in operation and under development, or over 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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