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RADISSON HOTELS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES DRASTIC RATE REDUCTIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH NORTHWEST AIRLINES

 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Radisson Hotels International announced hotel rate reductions of up to 40 percent in conjunction with Northwest Airlines one-week sale on winter airfares. Like the Northwest fare guidelines, Radisson hotels in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean will be participating in the offer, which specifies that travel must take place between Jan. 18 and April 15, and both airline arrangements and hotel rooms must be booked by Jan. 11. Radisson rates will range from $45 to $131.
 Geof Rochester, vice president of marketing, Radisson Hotels International, said: "We finished 1993 stronger than ever with a 42 percent increase in room revenues booked through the Radisson Worldwide Reservations Center. We wanted to continue building the momentum for 1994 by getting off to a fast start in partnership with an aggressive airline promotion. Predictions call for a strong travel year and we wanted to get a jump on our business," he said.
 As part of the promotion, Radisson participated in the Northwest Airlines advertisements. Revenues from rooms booked at Radisson's Worldwide Reservations Center jumped by 39 percent since Jan. 1 as measured against the same period in 1993. Reservations are available by calling Radisson's toll-free number (800-333-3333) and asking for the Northwest Incredible Vacation Rate. Some restrictions do apply. These specially discounted rates are travel agent commissionable.
 Radisson Hotels International, America's fastest-growing upscale hotel company, operates, manages and franchises more than 300 plaza hotels, suite hotels, hotels, inns and resorts in more than 30 countries. Radisson is a division of Carlson Hospitality Group whose holdings include Colony Hotels & Resorts, T.G.I. Friday's restaurants, Country Kitchen restaurants and Country Lodging By Carlson. Corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis.
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 /CONTACT: Molly Henning of Carlson Hospitality Group, 612-540-5897/


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