Keeping millions of travelers connected

Singapore | June 20, 2012

Long commited to anticipating the needs of business and leisure travelers, Radisson Blu hotels and resorts have been keeping guests connected with complimentary in-room Internet service across its properties worldwide, as just one of its ten brand hallmarks under the World of Radisson. Guests staying at Radisson Blu hotels and resorts save as much as USD25 per day, when compared to hotels that continue to charge for Internet connectivity.

“We understand the need to remain connected in this world, where Blackberries, Smartphones and Kindles are a common necessity and, therefore, access to free Internet is no longer a privilege, but a way of life across our hotels. Facilitating guests to do business remotely or leisure travelers to tweet or blog about their experiences, all while enjoying online freedom, has become a cornerstone of the Radisson Blu brand,” commented Lucinda Semark, executive vice president, Revenue Generation, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

The assurance of complimentary Internet also makes Radisson Blu hotels and resorts a popular choice for guests looking to host a conference or key event, where delegates and guests alike, want to stay connected, but at no extra cost. As of July 2012, guests at the soon-to-be opened Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills in India, can enjoy connectivity on a whole new level with complimentary in-car Wi-Fi when being chauffeured in any of the hotel’s fleet of branded vehicles.

“At Radisson Blu hotels and resorts, we pay attention to the small things that can enhance a guest’s experience. In keeping with knowing what our customers want, free connectivity features as one of the top three criteria for guests today. Offering complimentary Internet is our best kept secret and has been for many years.  From June to December, we will be celebrating this pioneering spirit with the launch of Turning the World Blu, a global brand campaign that features free Internet as one of our ten key brand hallmarks,” added Semark.

Notes to Editor
Free Internet is one of ten brand hallmarks in the World of Radisson. For additional information on the ten brand hallmarks in the World of Radisson, click here.

For more information, please call +1 800-616-1283 or visit www.radissonblu.com/

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contact details
Joanna Ong, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group I +65 9172 3008 I jong@carlsonrezidor.com
Kate O’Shea, AKA Asia | +65 6222 6136 | kate@aka-asia.com 
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129 | bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com

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