Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM with the opening of 21st location in Texas

Dallas | April 5, 2013

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the further expansion of the Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM brand in Texas. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dallas-Love Field (Medical Center), TX, marks the brand’s growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy.

“The brand has established a strong footprint in Texas with 21 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.”

The hotel offers 146 guestrooms. The property features amenities that include complimentary high-speed Internet, a well-equipped fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool. In addition, all rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. A USA Today newspaper is provided to guest rooms Monday thru Friday.

The hotel is centrally located off of I-35 and Northwest Highway, six miles from Dallas Love Field Airport, four miles from the medical district and seven miles from Dallas Market Center.

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said Amit Patel, owner of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dallas-Love Field (Medical Center). “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 Mandy Kienzle, general manager.

Country Inns & Suites offers a caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality experience delivered with a touch of home, and features particularly attractive for business travelers. The brand offers its complimentary, hot, Be Our Guest Breakfast served on classic diningware daily. 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.

For reservations and more information, visit www.countryinns.com.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 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 in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and 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. 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 Ambe Hotels FW, LLC
Ambe Hotels FW, LLC is a privately held company based in Dallas, TX. The company owns and operates the Country Inn & Suites, Dallas Love Field in the greater DFW metro area.

Contacts:
Mandy Kienzle, Country Inn & Suites, Dallas Love Field (Medical Center),+1 (214) 352-7676, cx_dftx@countryinns.com   
Staci Graber, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +1 (763) 212-4252, sgraber@carlsonrezidor.com

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