Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Tyler, Texas

Minneapolis, MN | July 15, 2009

The new 69-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Tyler South today announced it is open for business at 6702 South Broadway.

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

"This hotel 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 CK Patel, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Tyler South. The owner of the hotel is Tyler Lodging Host, L.L.C.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center with treadmill, elliptical machine and freedom trainer. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and meeting room that can accommodate up to 40 people. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, suites, studio suites and Jacuzzi rooms. All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch plasma television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located on I-69 South, the hotel offers easy access from the interstate and is near many local attractions including the University of Texas-Tyler campus, Broadway Square Mall and the Caldwell Zoo. The hotel is also close to museums, shopping, historical sites and the East Texas State Fairgrounds.

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, 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 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 the brand 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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