Carlson Reports Stable Sales Performance in 2013
Tuesday April 1st, 2014 - 10:57AM X
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MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson reported a stable sales performance of $37.1 billion in 2013 and global growth across all of its businesses, including strong hotel development momentum in the U.S.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group reported systemwide sales of $7.5 billion, a 4% increase over 2012. The company unveiled a strong increase in new hotel signings, versus the prior year, making 2013 the most successful year for development globally since 2008.
Overall signings increased by 43% from 2012, with 66% of new hotel signings and 44% of all new hotel openings in emerging markets in countries including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Russia.
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