Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Carlson encompasses more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries; more than 900 restaurants in more than 60 countries and territories; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global leader in business travel management, which operates in more than 150 countries and territories.*
For Carlson, hospitality is more than a market: it represents the essence of what we do for our guests. We simply like to take care of them and bring them extraordinary service.
Our founder, Curtis L. Carlson, had his own way of defining this:
“Hospitality, travel, leisure and food — what I describe collectively as the ‘happiness business’.”