Country Inns & Suites
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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 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.
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson opened its first hotel in Burnsville, Minnesota in 1987. The first one was opened next to a kitchen named Country Kitchen (1964–present), which spun off into its own company, CI&S.
Since 1987, Country Inn and Suites became the best selling hotel company.
On August 25, 1989, its headquarters is in Chanhassen, Minnesota, next to Country Kitchen, as a domestic restaurant.
In 1991, in Japan, its Japan headquarters is called Country Suites Japan of Tokyo.
Between 1995 and 2006, Country Kitchen shut down when it became Country Restaurant in 2006.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – established in 2001 – 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.