Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Opens First Property in New York City

Long Island City, NY | September 03, 2009

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM today announced the opening of its first property in New York City, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New York City at Queens, NY. The hotel is owned by Krishna Hospitality LLC.

The 133-room Country Inn & Suites New York City at Queens is located minutes from Manhattan in the heart of Long Island City, an emerging cultural neighborhood with close proximity to New York City's major airports and notable arts, culinary and athletic attractions. The location offers sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline from many rooms plus easy access to subway transportation into the heart of the city. The hotel is planning a grand opening event in early November.

"Our newest property provides guests with a convenient location for visits to New York City, offering a welcoming atmosphere and comfortable accommodations only minutes from midtown Manhattan, with easily accessible links to subways and other public transportation modes," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.

"Long Island City is one of New York's hottest developing borough neighborhoods, and home to a variety of contemporary arts facilities and organizations, and attractive ethnic restaurants and cuisine," commented Kaushik Patel, General Manager and Managing Partner, Country Inn & Suites New York City at Queens. "The hotel offers warm, hospitable surroundings in a neighborhood close to midtown Manhattan, Times Square, and Central Park."

Country Inn & Suites New York City at Queens provides spacious accommodations ranging from 252-square foot guestrooms to 384-square foot one-bedroom suites. All guestrooms and suites feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator. Some accommodations also offer breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.

The hotel also features signature brand elements, including traditional architecture and a sophisticated residential interior design with iconic hardwood style plank lobby flooring and lobby fireplace. The property features the brand's new interior design prototype, highlighted by fresh color palettes, increased workspace, bright lighting and attractive, comfortable furnishings reflecting current residential trends.

Situated less than five miles from midtown Manhattan, the Country Inn & Suites New York City at Queens is minutes from major New York City attractions such as Central Park, Times Square, and the Empire State Building. Local Long Island City attractions include the award-winning modern art museum PS1, the new Socrates Sculpture Park, destination ethnic cuisine and the New York Mets' recently built Citi Field baseball stadium.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson offer amenities such as complimentary hot breakfast, in-room coffee maker, in-room iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and weekday morning newspaper. Country Inns & Suites 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, call toll-free 1-800-456-4000 or contact a travel professional.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM 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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