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Radisson Hotel Group Names New CEO for Americas

 Radisson Hotel Group has named Jim Alderman as its new chief executive officer for the Americas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Minnesota-based company has more than 680 hotel properties across its portfolio in the wider Americas region.  “Jim is a …

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Radisson Names New COO for Americas

 Radisson Hotel Group has named a new chief operating officer for the Americas region, including the Caribbean.  The Minneapolis-based company has tapped Aly El-Bassuni for the newly-created position, in which he will be responsible for “driving operational strategies across the …

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Aruba Is Getting a Radisson Blu Resort

 By Alexander Britell Radisson Hotel Group is opening a new hotel on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Aruba is the product of a partnership between Radisson and Beachside …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Grenada’s most popular hotels is getting a new brand. The Radisson Grenada Beach Resort will soon be rebranded as the Radisson Blu Grenada Beach Resort, which will be the only Radisson Blu resort …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson Hotel Group has announced a new appointment to lead its Americas regional marketing strategy. Radisson has tapped Catherine Higgins Whiteside as its new vice president of marketing in the Americas. In the role, Higgins …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has rebranded to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, the company announced this week. The new identity aims to leverage the international brand equity of the Radisson name to drive awareness in the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is adding a major new property in the Caribbean Basin. The company has announced the signing of a new Radisson Blue in Costa Rica. The new-build hotel will feature 100 rooms, …

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 By Alexander Britell ST GEORGE’S — The Caribbean’s leading regional tourism conference began in earnest on Tuesday night in Grenada. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry conference, held each autumn, is holding court at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s leading tourism conference is coming to Grenada next week, with a major focus on recovery and rebuilding in the region in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State …

 Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has named a new development officer for the Americas region, the company announced Tuesday. Carlson Rezidor has appointed Terry Sanders as its chief development officer for the Americas, based in Minneapolis and reporting to Ken Greene, …

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 Radisson is continuing its regional expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company has opened the new Radisson Hotel Del Rey Toluca, a 250-room property in the business district of Tollocan, about an hour outside of Mexico City. The …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carlson Rezidor is continuing its expansion of the Radisson Blu brand with a new location at Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico. The hotel group announced the signing of an agreement with real estate and investment firm Sun-Star …

 ARUBA — A classic hotel design never gets old. Morris Lapidus, famous for hotels like the Fontainebleau in Miami, made this Aruba’s first “it” hotel when it debuted in 1955 as simply the “Aruba Hotel.” But now the venerable design …

 Caribbean coast of Colombia continues tourism growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor is expanding in the Caribbean. The company announced this week that it would be opening two new Radisson Blu hotels in the region. The Radisson Blue …

 By Alexander Britell The Radisson Aruba is now a Hilton. The iconic Morris Lapidus-designed resort on Aruba’s Palm Beach has officially debuted as a Hilton. The 355-room property is now the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino, located on a 15-acre …

 Above: the Radisson in San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Radisson Ambassador hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico has closed its doors. The company’s website reported that the “selected hotel is off-line and is not accepting reservations.” The …

 When US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Caribbean, they both went to Trinidad. That’s because over the years the country has become the de facto business capital of the region, led by its booming …

 Above: Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Radisson will soon be opening its first-ever hotel in the Dominican Republic. The hotel brand announced this week that it had signed a hotel in the heart of Santo Domingo’s commercial district. …