Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Wytheville, VA.

Wytheville, Va. | March 10, 2008

A new 61-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business at 687 Peppers Ferry Road in Wytheville, Va.

"We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and brand leader, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "All employees will participate in the Country Inns & Suites 'Be Our Guest' service training program, to ensure consistent delivery of quality customer service at our hotels."

"This new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson is a wonderful addition to our community. We are confident that this recognized brand and lodging concept will help us grow and prosper in the future," said Nick Patel, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Wytheville. The owner of the hotel is Raga Corporation.

The hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool, on-site fitness center and also includes a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms including standard rooms, one bedroom suites, studio suites and Jacuzzi rooms. All rooms feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, 32-inch flat-screen televisions, coffeemaker, hairdryer and iron with ironing board. This Country Inn & Suites property is located adjacent to the new Wytheville Convention/Meeting Center and minutes from downtown Wytheville and the Wythe Shopping Center. The hotel is close to numerous dining options and provides easy access to I-77 and I-81.

Country Inns & Suites offers locations that feature traditional architecture and sophisticated residential interior design with hardwood flooring, lobby fireplace and front porch. Each hotel welcomes guests with traditional furnishings that blend rich woods and a contemporary color palate throughout the hotel.

The rooms offer many amenities often found at higher-priced hotels such as complimentary hot breakfast, in-room coffee maker, in-room iron and ironing board, and weekday morning newspaper. Country Inns & Suites provides a Read It & Return Lending Library at its hotels in the U.S. and Canada which lends free books to guests based on the assurance they will return the book on their next visit. When guests return the books to any Country Inns & Suites hotel, a charitable donation is made by Country Inns & Suites to support literacy.Country Inns & Suites is known for its consistently high quality accommodations and personal, warm hospitality. For reservations and information, visit www.countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson℠ is part of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, whose operations also include Regent Hotels & Resorts; Radisson Hotels & Resorts®; Park Plaza® Hotels and Resorts and Park Inn®.

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