Country Inns & Suites
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is the upper mid-scale hotel brand within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group portfolio. Country Inns & Suites hotels are designed for both business and leisure travelers and provide complimentary amenities like hot breakfast and high-speed Internet. Country Inns & Suites hotels are mainly independently owned and operated and franchised under licensing agreements with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The brand currently operates 480 hotels throughout the world and has over 30 properties contracted and under development. The brand is working to expand by adding 150 hotels primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico by 2015.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.
Property Features and Guest Rooms
Country Inns & Suites hotels combine traditional architecture with a transitional residential interior design. Properties feature the brand’s signature plank lobby flooring and a welcoming fireplace. Furnishings are both attractive and comfortable and blend rich woods and natural earth tones.
Guest room features include flat screen televisions, spacious work desks, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers.
The brand offers free high-speed Internet access to all guests in properties located in North America, free weekday newspaper, a fitness center, a business center and indoor or outdoor swimming pool. Additional distinctive amenities include:
Be Our Guest breakfast
An expanded complimentary buffet that features hot and fresh options such as waffles, build-your-own breakfast burritos and omelets. A grab and go bar allows guests to pick up a hot beverage along with fruit and a granola bar as a convenient option.
In late 2011, the brand completed rollout of classic diningware and silverware in all of its hotels in the U.S. to accompany its complimentary Be Our Guest hot breakfast. The introduction of classic diningware represents an industry first among major brands within the midscale hotel segment.
Read It & Return Lending Library
This amenity is available in the United States and Canada, offers a variety of titles for all ages that guests can borrow, read at their leisure and return on their next visit to any Country Inns & Suites By Carlson in North America.
Club Carlson is the global hotel rewards program for Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM from the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, part of leading hospitality and travel company, Carlson. Club Carlson provides its members a faster way to a free night stay with free nights starting at only 9,000 points with no blackout dates on standard rooms. In addition to redeeming points for award nights at any of Carlson Rezidor’s more than 1,000 hotels worldwide, Club Carlson members can redeem points for vacation credits with CWT Vacations and Club Med®, as well as gift cards through more than 20 retail and restaurant partners. Club Carlson introduced a Concierge Elite tier in early 2011 offering members complimentary room upgrades, continental breakfast, and early check-in and late check-out, among other benefits.