Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM with opening of 43rd location in Georgia

Minneapolis | December 4

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 Georgia. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Savannah Gateway, GA, marks the brand’s growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy.

“The brand has established a strong footprint in Georgia with 43 Country Inns & Suites locations,” said Scott Meyer, senior 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 Dhaval Desai, owner of Suri Investments, L.P., owning company of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Savannah Gateway, GA. “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 Giselle Brown, general manager.

The 70-room hotel features King and Double Queen suites with sofa beds, a business center, an indoor heated pool, whirlpool and fitness center. All guestrooms feature flat screen televisions, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, refrigerator and microwave.  The hotel is conveniently located off of Interstate 95 in the Savannah Gateway area.

For reservations and information, visit 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.

About HD Hospitality
HD Hospitality, founded in 2007, is a privately owned independent management company. Going beyond expectations, is what HD Hospitality strives for. Our company is committed to aggressive growth where colleagues flourish, guests return, and investors are rewarded. HD Hospitality is dedicated to providing powerful and profitable hotel management services that produce successful hotels. With a commitment to excellence and strong work ethic, we are striving to become a preferred hotel management company for major hotel brands.

Giselle Brown, Country Inn & Suites, Savannah Gateway, GA, +1 (912) 920-3200,
Staci Graber, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +1 (763) 212-4252,


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