Carlson Hotels said it has reached significant milestones in the first 100 days of its Ambition 2015 growth plan.
The company said it has opened 40 hotels and signed 37 new contracts. 16 properties have opened in the former Soviet Union since January and it expects to open 18 new hotels in Asia Pacific this year as part of its bid to increase its portfolio by 50% to 1,500 by 2015.
Investments in Radisson in the US have already exceeded $35m. This includes the launch of the Radisson Blu international brand. Carlson also became the majority shareholder in The Rezidor Hotel group last month.
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