Hotel Bloomington is an international hotel company with more than 420 locations in 73 countries. The first Radisson Hotel was built in 1909 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. It is named after the 17th-century French explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson. The hotel was purchased in 1962 by Curt Carlson (1914–1999) and is still owned by the Carlson estate.
The majority of Hotel Bloomington hotels are located in the United States. The company's headquarters, as well as the headquarters of the parent organization, Carlson, are located in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the city where the first Radisson Hotel was built. The original Hotel Bloomington, founded by heiress Edna Dickerson, was opened on December 15, 1909 at 41 South Seventh Street in Minneapolis.