Rezidor signed four new hotel projects and opened five new hotels in Q4-2012

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| Source: Rezidor Hotel Group AB
The  Rezidor Hotel Group signed four new hotels with over 1,200 rooms and opened
five  new hotels with  1,100 rooms in the  fourth quarter of 2012. Year-to-date,
the  group added 30 hotels with 7,100 rooms to its pipeline and opened 18 hotels
featuring  4,000 rooms. Two franchised hotels with  250 rooms left the system in
Q4.  A total of five hotels and  700 rooms left the system in 2012, resulting in
net openings of 3,200 rooms.

Rezidor continues to signal its commitment to profitable asset-light growth with
all   hotel  openings  and  signings  in  2012 under  management  and  franchise
contracts.  At the end  of 2012, Rezidor's operating  portfolio consists of 338
hotels  with 74,000 rooms  in 56 countries  across Europe,  the Middle  East and
Africa. The group's portfolio features an additional 100 hotels and 22,000 rooms
in the pipeline.

The fourth quarter of 2012 hotel openings are in mature markets of France (Lille
and Nantes) and key cities in emerging markets such as Kiev, Budapest and Sochi.
New hotel openings include:

 Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil, Ukraine                  164 rooms

 Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes, France                       142 rooms

 Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre, Sochi, Russia     508 rooms

 Park Inn by Radisson Lille Grand Stade, France           127 rooms

 Park Inn by Radisson Budapest, Hungary                   138 rooms



Signings  in the fourth quarter 2012 included projects in mature markets such as
the  Park Inn by Radisson  Amsterdam and two conversions  under the Radisson Blu
brand  in Germany: Dortmund and Bremen. "Hotel conversions are an important part
of  our  growth  strategy,  adding  scale  and  contributing  to our bottom line
immediately,"   says  Elie  Younes,  Senior  Vice  President  &  Head  of  Group
Development.  These additions will ideally complement Rezidor's already existing
strong  network  in  one  of  our  key  markets",  adds Younes. 80% of the total
signings  in 2012 were  in Eastern  Europe, the  Middle East and Africa, clearly
signalling the group's focus on emerging markets.

Asset  &  Contract  Management  continues  to  be another strategic priority for
Rezidor  and  as  a  part  of  this  ongoing  effort, in October 2012, the group
announced  the exit  from seven  unprofitable lease  agreements in France. These
hotels will be operated by Rezidor under management agreements going forward. In
January  2013, the group also  announced the conversion  of two lease agreements
into franchise agreements for the Park Inn by Radisson Malmö and the Park Inn by
Radisson  Hammarby Sjöstad in  Sweden. Together, the  two asset management deals
represent a positive effect of 0.5% on the group's EBITDA margin going forward.

"These  very important  asset management  transactions are  supporting our Route
2015 goal  to lift Rezidor's EBITDA margin  by 6-8 percentage points by 2015. It
is  of fundamental importance to the group  to further optimise our portfolio of
leased  hotels, secure  more profitable  income streams  through our asset-light
expansion,  and  reduce  the  leverage  of  the  company", commented Wolfgang M.
Neumann, President & CEO at Rezidor."



For further information, kindly contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9331, christiane.reiter@carlsonrezidor.com

Renu Snehi, Senior Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9241, renu.snehi@carlsonrezidor.com

Ebba Vassallo, Director Investor Relations
+32 2 702 9286, ebba.ankarcrona@carlsonrezidor.com


About the Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide
and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's ten largest
hotel groups. Rezidor features a portfolio of more than 438 hotels in operation
and under development with over 96,000 rooms in 71 countries. Rezidor operates
the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and
Africa, along with the Club Carlson(SM) loyalty programme for frequent hotel
guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion
house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the luxury lifestyle brand
Hotel Missoni. In September 2012, Rezidor signed a strategic alliance agreement
with Regent Hotels & Resorts to develop and operate new Regent properties in
Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

Since November 2006, Rezidor is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (REZT).
Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in
Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The Corporate office of The Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit www.rezidor.com.


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