Carlson has appointed Lyle Lewis as Area Vice
President for China.
Lewis will be responsible for leading the growth
and operating performance of Carlson Hotels in Greater China.
This newly created leadership role reinforces
Carlson’s plans to expand its hotel business in Asia Pacific. In
China, Carlson today has 10 hotels in operation and 11 hotels in
development that include the Radisson and Park Plaza brands.
Lewis will report directly to Jean-Marc Busato,
managing director, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific.
the leadership helm in China, Lewis has also been promoted from
vice president to executive vice president of operations for
Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific. Assuming his new dual role this
month, Lewis will relocate to Shanghai, China from Singapore.
“We are pleased to have appointed Lyle in this
important leadership role. Lyle’s impeccable operating experience,
combined with his knowledge of the China market makes him the
right candidate to drive our China business to new heights of
growth and operating performance,” said Busato. “A seasoned
hotelier with almost three decades of international hospitality
expertise, Lyle has contributed extensively to the improved
operating and financial performance, as well as increased guest
satisfaction at the many Radisson hotels that he led, prior to
assuming his corporate role.”
Lewis’ appointment supports
Ambition 2015 growth strategy to increase its global portfolio by
at least 50% to more than 1,500 hotels in operation by
76% of Carlson’s hotels in
development are outside North America, with China and India
key drivers of Carlson Hotels’ growth in Asia Pacific.
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