04 september 2008
Success for Paul Semb-Johansson, as he is re-elected president of Supranational Hotels. The shareholders have confirmed their trust in the Norwegian vice-president of Rica Hotels. Semb-Johansson, with his long, prestigious carrier in the international tourism industry, has brilliantly led the large hotel reservation and marketing group for the last two years. Meanwhile, Supranational has published its excellent results for the first two quarters of 2008 (January-June) with regards to the same period last year: reservations have increased by 11.8%, number of nights by 12.5% and profit margin per room by 36.2%.
"We staked everything on the right mix of cutting-edge technology and human resources to meet the needs of our market says Paul Semb-Johansson, upon his re-election as president of Supranational Hotels and have won the challenge in an economic scenario that is difficult for the entire tourism industry on the planet."
Semb-Johansson, vice-president of Rica Hotels, which manages 90 establishments in Scandinavia, is the first Norwegian to lead the large international hotel reservation and marketing group that includes 1,500 hotels in over 70 countries worldwide.
Rica Hotels is the largest chain in Scandinavia with almost 90 hotels in Norway and Sweden. The company offers a wide and varied range of services to both short and long stay tourists, as well as to business travellers with its well-equipped spaces for meetings, conferences and seminars. Amongst the fiords, mountains, cities and countryside you can always find a group-affiliated hotel ready to welcome guests with quality at the right price.
Supranational Hotels, of which Space Hotels is the Italian partner, has acquired 80 new affiliates in 2008. The large international hotel reservation and marketing group includes 1,500 hotels in over 70 countries worldwide. The annual volume of electronic reservations is more than one million nights and exceeds a value of 200 million US dollars.
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