Carlson Companies

Carlson Companies ( Carlson ) is a company from the United States with headquarters in Minnetonka in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is one of the largest privately owned by a family company in the United States.

The company operates 5,300 travel agencies, a tourism marketing company, 1,700 hotels, holiday accommodations, restaurants and cruise ships. Carlson Companies employs approximately 170,000 employees in around 150 countries.


  • All Aboard Travel
  • Carlson Marketing Group - provider of Reward and incentive programs for other companies
  • Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Pick Up Stix
  • T.G.I. Friday's
  • Art'otel
  • Park Inn Hotels
  • Radisson Blu ( to February 2009, Radisson SAS)
  • Regent International Hotels (2010 sold to Taiwan's Formosa International Hotels )

The end of 2007 Carlson Companies sold the subsidiary Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the luxury cruises offering, to the investment company Apollo Management.