HNA Tourism Group to take over Carlson Hotels

Carlson Hotels, owner of the Radisson and Country Inns & Suites chains, is being taken over by Chinese conglomerate HNA Tourism Group.

The purchase includes Carlson’s majority stake in Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel Group, which manages more than 1,400 hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"Carlson Hotels own a powerful set of global brands and this historic agreement provides tremendous opportunities for growth," said David Berg, Carlson Hospitality Group chief executive officer. "We look forward to working within HNA Tourism Group, a greatly respected global enterprise, in what will be an exciting new chapter in the history of Carlson Hotels. As part of HNA Tourism Group, Carlson Hotels will have an opportunity to advance our commitment to providing guests with hospitality worldwide."

HNA Tourism Group is a division of HNA Group, a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance, and online services.

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