IHIF Interview: John Kidd, CEO, Radisson Hotel Group

IHIF 2018

At the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin earlier this year, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group formalized its name change to Radisson Hotel Group, in hopes of leveraging and maximizing its most recognizable core brand. 

But Radisson Hotel Group, has gone through much more than just a name change in recent years. In 2016, the company was acquired by Chinese travel conglomerate HNA Group. Just a year ago, John Kidd left his position as president and COO of HNA Hospitality to take over the reins at Rezidor from Wolfgang Neumann. The conference, then, introduced Kidd to the industry at large in his new role, and gave him a chance to share his plans for the shifting company. Kidd talked about competition, HNA’s plans for Radisson Hotel Group and what niches the renamed company can still fill in the industry.  

IHIF interview with Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta
IHIF interview with Marriott CDO for Europe Carlton Ervin
IHIF interview with Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein
IHIF interview with IHG EMEAA CEO Kenneth MacPherson
IHIF interview with Choice CEO Pat Pacious
IHIF interview with AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin
IHIF interview with CitizenM COO Michael Levie
IHIF interview with CBRE EMEA Chairman Derek Gammage
IHIF interview with Wyndham Hotel Group CEO Geoff Ballotti

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

Suggested Articles

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending July 11 showed mostly flat occupancy and lower room rates from the previous week.

The franchisor’s president and CEO draws on his breadth of experience to lead through the pandemic and grow his company’s two brands.

The Renaissance Milwaukee West and adjoining restaurant Eldr+Rime are set to open in August.