Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, and U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States, have partnered to launch the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card ( clubcarlsonvisa.com) to provide an even faster way to earn a free night stay at over 1,000 participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide. It is one in a suite of consumer and business cards that are available through the strategic partnership. “The launch of this card is a significant step forward in the expansion of our Club Carlson loyalty program which has seen outstanding growth as one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the industry,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas. The Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card enables U.S. members of the Club Carlson program to earn Gold Points faster. These cardmembers can earn an additional 10 points per dollar at Carlson Rezidor hotels and five points per dollar spent on the credit card everywhere else. Award nights start at just 9,000 Gold Points and now with Bonus Award Nights, the last night is free when Gold Points are redeemed for a minimum of two consecutive award nights, an exclusive benefit to all Club Carlson Visa cardmembers. “The Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card was created specifically to reflect the innovative spirit of Carlson Rezidor hotels,” said John Owens, Senior Vice President for U.S. Bank Retail Payment Solutions. “U.S. Bank and Carlson have had a business relationship for more than 60 years. This new rewards card program is a striking accomplishment that reflects the commitment of both organizations to creativity, collaboration and innovation.” Not only will cardmembers earn Gold Points at an accelerated rate, the card program will offer a range of benefits available exclusively to cardmembers, making it noticeably different and sure to attract and retain loyal Club Carlson members.