Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Sumter, S.C.

Sumter, S.C. | June 26, 2008

A new 65-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business at 2491 Broad Street in Sumter, S.C.

"We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president of Franchise Operations for 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 Priscilla Keyes, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Sumter. The owner of the hotel is PSM Hospitality Group, LLC.

The hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center with elliptical equipment, tread mill, stationary bike, stair stepper and TV. Other amenities include a complimentary hot continental breakfast and valet laundry service. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms including studio suites, one bedroom suites, Jacuzzi rooms and an extended stay suite.

All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32" flat panel television, microwave and refrigerator. This Country Inn & Suites property is conveniently located on Highway 378, just five miles west of downtown Sumter and the Sumter County Airport. The hotel is also in close proximity to a variety of Sumter attractions such as golf courses, museums, city parks and outdoor recreation facilities.

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.

Country Inns & Suites locations 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 By Carlson℠ embraces the love of reading through their Read It & Return Lending Library. A variety of adult and children's titles are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure at more than 400 locations in the U.S. and Canada and Country Inns & Suites supports literacy efforts through charitable donations. 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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