Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Opens in Midland, Texas

Midland, Texas | November 23, 2009

The new 66-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Midland today announced it is open for business at 920 West Interstate.

"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 Rajeev Patel, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Midland.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features a business center, seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center with treadmill, elliptical machine and freedom trainer and a guest laundry. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and a 420 square foot boardroom that can accommodate up to 25 people. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, one bedroom suites, executive king rooms, Whirlpool suites and extended stay suites. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch flat screen television, in-room coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located near several popular local attractions, the hotel is only minutes from the Horseshoe Arena, Yucca Theatre and Scharbauer Sports Complex. Ranchland Hills Golf Club, Hogan Park Golf Course and Nueva Vista Golf Club are located nearby. The hotel is also close to restaurants, shopping, and attractions like the Museum of Southwest and the Confederate Airforce Museum. The hotel is 12.7 miles from Midland International Airport.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM 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 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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