Carlson Opens First Park Inn Hotel in Oklahoma at Tulsa International Airport

Oct 01, 2010, 11:04 ET from Carlson

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, today announced the opening of its first Park Inn in Oklahoma at Tulsa International Airport. The opening of the Park Inn Tulsa Airport, Okla., is part of Carlson's Ambition 2015 growth strategy.

"Park Inn is a leading, award-winning mid-scale brand in Europe and the Middle East and has great potential in North America," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president for Park Inn. "The strong visual identity and contemporary design of the brand provide a fresh approach to the mid-scale segment."

Internationally the brand has achieved major milestone recognition. In 2009, J.D. Power and Associates rated Park Inn number one in Europe for guest satisfaction in the mid-scale segment. With 111 hotels in operation globally and 57 hotels currently in development, Park Inn provides affordable accommodations that are efficient, uncomplicated, practical and comfortable.

"The conversion to Park Inn was seamless and we are looking forward to providing the best night's sleep in town for a mid-scale brand," said Leo Spriggs, president and chief executive officer of Hospitality Management Company, the management company for Park Inn Tulsa Airport, Okla.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an outdoor heated pool, a fitness center, business center and free Wi-Fi access. Breakfast and lunch are available in the hotel's restaurant and dinner is available in the lounge. The 172-room hotel has 7,200 square feet of flexible meeting space, audio-visual equipment, catering, and a professional meetings and events team.

Conveniently located at Tulsa International Airport, the hotel offers free daily shuttle service. For reservations and more information, visit

About Carlson

Carlson is a privately held, global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses more than 1,075 hotels, including Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM), Park Inn® and Park Plaza®; more than 1,000 restaurants, including T.G.I. Friday's® and Pick Up Stix®; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and its brands employ about 150,000 people.

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