Park Plaza Hotels Limited is owner, operator and franchisor of hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company is based in St Peter Port, Guernsey, and Channel Islands. The majority of the group’s hotels operate under the Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand (part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide), over which the Group has exclusive rights in 56 countries in EMEA, or art’otel, a brand which the company fully owns. Park Plaza Hotels also manages the all-suite Plaza on the River — Club and Residence, London. There are currently more than 38 hotels and aparthotels and nearly 7,000 rooms in the Group’s portfolio. By the end of 2012, the Group’s committed projects and territorial franchise agreements are expected to increase the number of rooms to over 13,000.