2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Hotels

Number of Locations: 441

Total Investment: $2.98M - $7.3M

Founded: 1962

Began Franchising: 1983

About Radisson

The first Radisson Hotel, named after 17th-center French explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson, was opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1909. It was purchased in 1962 by Curt Carlson. Today the chain has locations in over 70 countries around the world. It remains a part of the Carlson hotel group, which also franchises Park Inn by Radisson, Park Plaza and Country Inns & Suites by Carlson.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 80 15 330 16
2013 80 16 315 12
2012 90 18 305 12
2011 103 19 285 11
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $2,981,570 - $7,335,300
Franchise Fee: $75,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #466 (2015), #475 (2014), #416 (2013), #391 (2012), #320 (2011),
America's Top Global: #35 (2014), #73 (2013),

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