Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Opens in Washington, PA.

Washington, Pa. | December 21, 2009

The new 81-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Washington at Meadowlands today announced it is open for business at 245 Meadowlands Blvd.

"We're very excited to bring another Country Inns & Suites By Carlson 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 Lisa Holp, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Washington at Meadowlands.

The hotel is the first Country Inns & Suites By Carlson in the greater Pittsburgh area. The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and new fitness center with strength and cardio equipment. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and meeting space is also available. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, one bedroom suites, Jacuzzi rooms and an extended stay suite. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, microwave, refrigerator and HBO.

Conveniently located near Interstate 79, the hotel is only minutes from the Meadows Race Track and Casino and Tanger Outlets. The hotel is less than 30 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport and taxi service is available.

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 and weekday morning newspaper. The brand embraces the love of reading through its Read It & Return Lending Library, offering a variety of titles for all ages that are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure. The program is offered at more than 465 locations in the U.S. and Canada and includes charitable donations to literacy causes.

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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