Radisson Hotel Group names new Area Senior Vice President for UK, Ireland and Western Europe

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the new geographical responsibilities of Area Senior Vice President for Northern Europe, Tom Flanagan Karttunen. Further to his current role, Karttunen has been appointed as Area Senior Vice President for UK, Ireland & Western Europe (UKIWE).

Having joined Radisson Hotel Group more than 20 years ago, Karttunen has held different leadership positions in numerous business areas at Radisson Blu Hotels in Copenhagen, Beijing, Manama, Hamburg and Galway. He also served as District Director for Turkey, Azerbaijan & China – based in Istanbul – before being appointed as Area Vice President Eastern Europe & Russia – based in Moscow in 2009 – and then Area Senior Vice President, Northern Europe.

“I am excited to expand my current geographical responsibilities to include the UK, Ireland & Western Europe,” says Karttunen. “Over the last few years, my team and I have worked extremely hard to reposition our Northern Europe offering through an extensive renovation programme. I now look forward to continuing the journey in UKIWE, further developing our commitment to each region and to the growth of our team members.”

Chema Basterrechea, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, comments: “I am pleased to share the news of Tom’s expanded role as Area Senior Vice President for both Northern Europe and UK, Ireland & Western Europe. Since joining Radisson Hotel Group more than 20 years ago, Tom has played an integral role in ensuring the progression of business growth. He has a track record of success in leading Northern Europe, one of Radisson Hotel Group’s most mature markets, and is sure to have equal success in UKIWE.”

Radisson Hotel Group has a combined total of 78 hotels and 9,889 rooms operating or under development in the UKIWE, including some of the group’s most iconic hotels such as the The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel in London and Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris.