Carlson Company Essay

1991 Words Oct 29th, 2010 8 Pages
Identification of Company
The company that I chose was Carlson companies because I work at The Cedar Bluff location of Country Inn and Suites. Carlson is a privately held international corporation which means there is no public trade. Carlson is well known for being one of the largest family-held corporations in the country. The headquarters of Carlson Companies is located at 701 Carlson Parkway Minnetonka, MN 55305 and the phone number for general information is 763-212-5000. Carlson’s business can be divided into 3 different groups, hotel, restaurant, and travel management. Regent, Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inn and Suites, and Park Inn are Carlson’s hotel brands. T.G.I. Friday’s and Pick Up Stix are the restaurant brands of
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Also, there are two mid-price brands, Country Inn and Suites and Park Inn. Country Inn and Suites by Carlson currently operates more than 485 hotels in mostly America and India, and Park Inn has 100 hotels in operation primarily in the European and Asian market (Hotels, n.d.).
Media Coverage
‘New Addition Expands the Radisson Resort Portfolio in the Caribbean’
Carlson Hotels will be adding a Radisson Hotel and Spa on the eastern side of the Caribbean Island. The hotel, formerly known as Hotel la Bateliere, is owned by Donald Monplaisir. It will be 175-room hotel with two restaurants, three bars, six banquet rooms, a complete spa and fitness center, beauty salon, diving club and six tennis courts. It is planned to be a leisure destination as well as a meeting place for professionals (“New Addition Expands the Radisson Resort Portfolio in the Caribbean”, 2010, Media).
‘CWT Operations Working Overtime to Accommodate Business Travelers Impacted by Volcanic Ash That is Disrupting Travel to and From Europe’
There is a high-altitude cloud of volcanic ash hanging over Iceland, whch has been disrupting travel coming from and leaving Europe. Because of this Carlson Wagonlit Travel is working hard to keep travel centers open to help to help its customers find alternative mean of travel. The president of Carlson Wagonlit travel, Hakan Ericsson said that “operations have not been impacted like this since the

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