MINNEAPOLIS – June 23, 2016 – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced a pilot program that will offer bike rental stations at select Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels.
“Carlson Rezidor is committed to identifying services and amenities that enhance the experience for our guests and we are pleased to add onsite bike rentals to our offerings,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We understand that over the past few years, the popularity of bike transportation has sky rocketed. Consumers have a growing need for more exercise, especially when they travel and want to contribute to a greener environment, bikes provide that and in many cases an easier and certainly more cost effective form of transportation.”
Avanti bike rentals will be available to guests at participating hotels via stations provided by Spinway, a company that installs and manages self-contained bike rental stations.
“We are excited to partner with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to bring easily accessible bike rentals to guests,” said Matthew Rennie, founder and CEO of Spinway. “The Spinway concept provides hotel guests with convenient access to quality bike rentals that allow them to explore their surroundings and escape the confines of traditional fitness centers”.
The Spinway Bike has been designed Avanti, a leading bike manufacturer. The bike is both comfortable and easy to ride and features puncture-proof tires, a chain protector, enclosed internal gears and brakes, internal cabling, a low step frame for a wide range of riders, adjustable seat and custom basket carrier.
The rental stations consist of an electronic credit card processing unit attached to a rack of between 4 to 32 bikes. The system is simple and user-friendly with customers simply swiping their credit card and following the on-screen prompts.
Participating hotels include:
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Minneapolis, Downtown
Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC
Radisson Resort at the Port (Cape Canaveral, FL)
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Marquette, MI
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Port Canaveral, FL
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Port Orange-Daytona, FL
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Traverse City, MI
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes 1,400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 220,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 115 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the 2015 – 2016 “Top Three Hotel Rewards Programs” as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 90,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Singapore, and Brussels. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.