Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM with opening of 20th location in Ohio

Dover, Ohio | June 8, 2012

DOVER, Ohio – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the further expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM in Northeastern Ohio. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dover, Ohio, marks the brand’s growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy.

“The brand has established a strong footprint in Ohio with 20 Country Inns & Suites locations,” said Scott Meyer, vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas. “The continued growth in this region is another step forward in our plan to expand the brand primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico.”

Country Inns & Suites offers caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality with a touch of home, and features particularly attractive for business travelers. In late 2011, the brand completed rollout of classic diningware and silverware in all of its hotels in the U.S. to accompany its complimentary Be Our Guest hot breakfast. The introduction of classic diningware represents an industry first among major brands within the midscale hotel segment. The brand also offers free high-speed Internet access and weekday newspaper. The distinctive product and service innovations, such as the Be Our Guest employee training program have generated tremendous employee engagement scores and high guest satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said David Troyer, owner and president of Troyer Corp., owning company of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dover, Ohio. “We are confident that the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Rezidor system will result in a successful future for this hotel.” Opening the hotel is Joyce Espenchied, general manager.

The 75-room hotel includes 13 one-bedroom suites and two whirlpool suites, a business center, an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness center and meeting space with capacity up to 50 people. All guestrooms feature flat screen televisions, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, refrigerator and microwave. The hotel is conveniently located off of Highway 77 and eight miles west of the gateway to Amish country.

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

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

About Troyer Corp.
The Troyer Corp. is a family-owned and operated hospitality company formed in 2001 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, Ohio. Its owners have been involved in hospitality management for over 40 years including restaurants, hotels and retirement facilities. Troyer Corp. currently owns and operates two hotels in Northeast Ohio.

www.TroyerCorp.com

Contacts:
Joyce Espenchied, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dover, +1 (330) 852-8322, cx_dove@countryinns.com
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +1 (763) 212-8129, bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com

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