Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Red Wing, Minn.

Red Wing, MN | June 16, 2008

A new 61-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business at 4275 Highway 61 West in Red Wing, Minn.

"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 Pauline James, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Red Wing. The owner of the hotel is Red Wing Lodging, LLC.

The 100 percent smoke-free hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and a meeting room that provides fax and copy service. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms including standard rooms, one bedroom suites, Whirlpool rooms and extended stay suites. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32" LCD television, microwave and refrigerator. Located in historic Red Wing, this Country Inn & Suites property is just one mile from Red Wing Pottery Shop and six miles from Treasure Island Casino. The hotel is situated within 15 miles of Red Wing Regional Airport and 48 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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 provide 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 titles for all ages 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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