Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM with opening of 13th hotel in Alabama

Madison, Ala. | July 09, 2010

Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, today announced the further expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM in Alabama. The opening of Country Inn & Suites, Madison, Alabama, marks the brand’s expansion in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 growth strategy.

“With 13 Country Inns & Suites hotels in the state and more than 220 locations in the southern United States, the brand has established a strong footprint in the region,” said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. “We are focused on building momentum in North America and India as we increase our portfolio of hotels over the next five years.”

Country Inns & Suites offers caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality with a touch of home, and many distinctive product and service innovations, such as the Friends Hosting FriendsSM employee training program that has generated tremendous employee engagement scores and high guest satisfaction.  

“We are thrilled to be joining the Country Inns & Suites family and are confident that the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Hotels system will result in a successful future for this hotel,” said Kiran Patel, owner and GM of the Country Inn & Suites, Madison, Alabama. 

The hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and a fitness center. Meeting space is available for up to 45 people. The 64-room hotel features whirlpool rooms, extended stay suites, one-bedroom suites, studio suites, and guest rooms featuring complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, microwave, refrigerator and flat panel televisions.  

The hotel is less than one mile from Huntsville International Airport.

For reservations and information, visit www.countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000. 

About Carlson

Carlson is a privately held, global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses more than 1,080 hotels, including, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn® and Park Plaza®; more than 1,000 restaurants, including T.G.I. Friday’s® and Pick Up Stix®; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and its brands employ about 150,000 people. http://www.carlson.com

 

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Kiran Patel, Owner/General Manager | 1 256-325-0007 | cx_maal@countryinns.com

Ben Gardeen, Carlson | 1 763-212-8129 | bgardeen@carlson.com

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