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Carlson Rezidor Appoints New President - Asia Pacific

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Tuesday, 18 March 2014
 

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has confirmed that Thorsten Kirschke is to assume the role of President of the groups Asia Pacific region, effective immediately.

For the past four years, Kirschke has led Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as President of the Americas.

Kirschke will replace Simon Barlow, who has resigned from his position to pursue other opportunities. Kirschke will report to David P. Berg, Chief Operating Officer, Carlson.

The Asia Pacific region is a key growth market for Carlson Rezidor where we continue to expand our leadership position across emerging markets, said Berg. Thorsten brings an exceptional background of leadership and management success in the hotel industry to this role. His extensive global experience includes management roles in Central Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, China and the Middle East.

During his tenure in the Americas, Kirschkes many achievements include the articulation and successful execution of the long-term turnaround strategy under the groups Ambition 2015 strategy. This has included brand positioning, improved operational delivery, accelerated development, creation of an effective Commercial organization as well as the formation of an executive leadership team. Some of the highlights include the revitalization and repositioning of the Radisson brand, the introduction of Radisson Blu to the U.S., the launch of the Generation 4 Country Inns & Suites By Carlson; substantial positive momentum in our J.D. Power and Associates guest satisfaction rankings; and the re-launch of our Club Carlson loyalty program.

Prior to joining Carlson in 2009, Kirschke was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for The Rezidor Hotel Group based in Brussels, Belgium. Carlson is the main shareholder of Rezidor, which is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world.

In the Americas, Javier Rosenberg will continue to lead Radisson and Radisson Blu as Chief Operating Officer, Radisson, Americas and Executive Vice President, Owned and Managed Hotels. Scott Meyer will continue to lead Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and Park Inn by Radisson as Senior Vice President, Midscale Hotel Brands, Americas. Phil Silberstein, Executive Vice President, will lead development in the Americas. Rosenberg, Meyer and Silberstein will now report to Berg.

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