Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group appoints John Matkovich as Director of Sales & Marketing of the Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel Philadelphia

Minneapolis | January 28, 2013

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, proudly announces the appointment of John Matkovich as director of sales and marketing for the Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel Philadelphia.  In his new role, Matkovich will oversee all sales, marketing and public relations functions for the 301-room historic hotel in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square district of Philadelphia.

“John’s proven expertise in developing and executing sales and marketing strategies for hotels in the region will bring great value to the property,” said Joanne Cunningham, general manager of the Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel Philadelphia.  “We are excited for the contribution he will make in the continued legacy of The Warwick.”

Matkovich brings more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in sales and marketing roles for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Loews Hotels & Resorts and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in the in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.  He most recently served as director of sales and marketing for the Sheraton Edison Hotel where he was responsible for restructuring room and catering sales for the 276-room property. Matkovich is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Originally opened in 1926, the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia offers discerning travelers genuine hospitality in a distinctively historic yet contemporary hotel. Situated in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, the landmark hotel features spacious and comfortable guest rooms, as well as elite amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet, valet parking, Business Class accommodations, a 2,000 square-foot Fitness Center and three dining venues. The hotel has been recognized by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program with a 4 Green Key rating for its commitment to protecting the environment. The hotel is also the recent recipient of the prestigious Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for its consistent outstanding traveler reviews.

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.

Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-8129 |
Jennifer Burke, Wagstaff Worldwide | +1 (212) 227-7575 |

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