Our brands, which include Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, TGI FridaysSM and Carlson Wagonlit Travel are among the most respected in the business.


Employing 178,000 people, Carlson is one of the largest private companies in the world, encompassing more than 1,340 hotels in operation and under development in over 105 countries and territories, more than 930 restaurants operating in over 60 countries and territories, and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a global leader in business travel management operating in more than 150 countries and territories.*  


Of course, numbers aren't everything. Founder Curtis L. Carlson had his own way of defining our business: “Hospitality, travel, leisure and food — what I describe collectively as the ‘happiness business’.”

*As of Q4 2013