Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Announces "Sweet Deal" Promotion for Summer

Minneapolis, MN | June 01, 2009

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson today announced a "Sweet Deal" promotion for summer that provides 15 percent off each night of a stay of two or more consecutive nights in a standard room and a valuable offer from T.G.I. Friday's restaurants when staying at locations in the United States. The offer, which requires a three day advance reservation, is available June 1 through Sept. 13, 2009 at participating hotels.

"This summer, we expect that a greater number of leisure travelers will try to stretch their vacation budgets by driving to their vacation destination or simply taking advantage of attractions that are closer to home," said Aurora Toth, vice president of Marketing for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "With more than 450 hotels in the U.S., Country Inns & Suites has a variety of great properties to choose from and our 'Sweet Deal' promotion makes it easier for families to get out the door and explore this great country."

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson has properties in or nearby many popular summer vacation destinations including Orlando, Washington D.C., Boston and Los Angeles. Whether stopping at several properties during a week-long road trip or choosing one hotel for a quick weekend getaway, each Country Inns & Suites location provides guests with a taste of the local hospitality and culture - a piece of the country. Along with providing the Sweet Deal rate, Country Inns are focused on helping busy moms with the vacation planning process and will be launching special summer travel itineraries and "Mom's Choice" destinations. Visit www.countryinns.com/sweetdeal for complete details about the promotion.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson feature traditional architecture and a sophisticated residential interior design with the brand's iconic plank lobby flooring, lobby fireplace, and front porch. Each hotel welcomes guests with attractive, comfortable furnishings that blend rich woods and natural earth tones throughout the hotel.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson offer amenities such as complimentary hot breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, swimming pools and weekday morning newspaper. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson embraces the love of reading through its Read It & Return Lending Library. A variety of titles for all ages are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure at more than 465 locations in the U.S. and Canada and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson supports literacy efforts through charitable donations. For reservations and information, visit countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson , a leading select service hotel brand, features residential-style architecture and comfortable, home-like design concepts including a fireplace, central staircase in its lobby and an in-hotel guest lending library. The brand includes more than 480 locations in the Americas, Europe and India. It is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,030 locations in 72 countries under the brands of Regent® Hotels & Resorts; Radisson® Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and Park Inn®.

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of TGI Friday's Inc., is a privately held company owned by Minneapolis-based Carlson, a world leader in the hospitality, travel and marketing industries. As of June 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses approximately 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.fridays.com.

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