Carlson is a leading global hotel company. Carlson's hotel business is one of the world's largest players, with more than 1,080 locations in 77 countries. Its brands include: Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn® and Park Plaza®. We have great ambitions for our hotel business. We want to become known for our innovative and vibrant spirit reflected in the quality of our segment leading brands around the world. We aspire to be the number one hotel company to work for and to invest with. Our Ambition 2015 strategy entails growing our hotel portfolio by at least 50 percent to reach at least 1,500 hotels in operation by 2015.
A Great Place for Great People to do Great Work
As one of America's largest privately owned companies, we are looking for great people to join our team. Our culture encourages employees to innovate, share ideas, take risks, lead and care about making a difference.
For more than 70 years, we have been building great relationships with colleagues, customers and communities. We are on Working Mother magazine's 2001-2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009 lists of "The Best Companies for Working Mothers," and Fortune magazine's list of the "The 100 Best Companies to Work For." From 2006 to 2009, we were named one of the "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign. In addition, we were named as one of the two "Best-Adoption Friendly" hotel and travel companies in America.
Carlson symbolizes the ultimate American success story - built on innovative business ideas and the commitment, creativity and passion of thousands of employees around the world. If you are excited by change, engaged by challenges, and eager to satisfy the people you serve, there's a place for you at Carlson.
We work with a clear and noble purpose, we seek to:
• Serve millions of guests and travelers in a way that makes a positive difference to their lives
• Provide tens of thousands of jobs and help our employees grow and achieve their potential
• Contribute to the common good, through our commitment to social responsibility
• Generate attractive financial returns for our shareholders and business partners
Our Hotel Brands
Radisson® is one of the world's leading global hotel brands. It delivers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is characterized by its unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. First-class, full-service hotels with a range of World of Radisson features that have been created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including its 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee. Radisson has a strong worldwide portfolio and continues to grow with a focus on adding key hotels in major cities, airport gateways, leisure destinations and other important locations. Radisson currently has 422 hotels operating throughout the world with 90 contracted properties under development.
Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels provide a caring, consistent and comfortable hospitality experience, all delivered with a touch of home. Welcoming and genuine, with a Friends Hosting FriendsSM service philosophy and amenities and services that are beyond expectations, it is not surprising that Country Inns & Suites delivers high levels of guest satisfaction. Country Inns & Suites is a successful midmarket, select service hotel brand that is committed to growth in its key markets through the continued roll out of its new build properties. Country Inns & Suites has 495 hotels operating throughout the world and 80 under development.
Park Inn® is bright, bold and fresh, uncomplicated, friendly and fun. An energetic midmarket hotel brand with unexpected touches of iconic contemporary design, Park Inn masters the essentials of sleeping well and living well. Located just off center in major cities, in regional capitals, airports and transport hubs, it has grown quickly in its European home both as new builds and as a strong conversion brand. Park Inn is now launching in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Park Inn has 100 hotels throughout the world with 54 hotels under development.
With smart, spirited service, Park Plaza® hotels' trend-setting designs capture the energy and style of each individual location. A full-service, upper midscale hotel brand for business and leisure travelers, Park Plaza offers award-winning meeting facilities and staff who live the brand's value proposition by going out of their way to show their appreciation to their guests. Park Plaza hotels are located in city centers worldwide. Park Plaza has 35 hotels around the world with 14 hotels under development.