Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM with the opening of 4th location in Nebraska

Minneapolis | June 10, 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 Nebraska. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lincoln Airport, NE marks the brand’s growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy.

“The brand is making strides in growing its footprint in Nebraska,” 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 110 guestrooms. The property features amenities that include complimentary high-speed Internet, a well-equipped fitness center and a heated seasonal outdoor pool. In addition, a complimentary USA Today newspaper is provided to guest rooms Monday thru Friday and the hotel features a complimentary airport shuttle and on-site parking and is pet friendly.

The hotel is easily accessible from Interstate 80 at the cross street of NW 12th Street and Adams Street, just minutes from Lincoln Municipal Airport.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said, owner Greg Fay. “We are confident in the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Rezidor system.” Opening the hotel is Dominic Arellano, 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 a complimentary, hot, 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 Pillar Hotels
Pillar Hotels & Resorts is the second largest independent hotel and resort manager in the United States with approximately 209 select-service, extended stay and full service hotels across 35 states under management. Pillar represents 16 well-respected flags, including Country Inn and Suites by Carlson-Rezidor. Pillar Hotels & Resorts offers shared services, hotel management, accounting, revenue management, and project management. The company is headquartered in the Las Colinas business suburb of Irving, Texas. Learn more at pillarhotels.com

Contacts:
Dominic Arellano, Country Inns & Suites Lincoln Airport, NE, +1 (402) 474-2080, cx_lane@countryinns.com
Staci Graber, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +1 (763) 212-4252, sgraber@carlsonrezidor.com

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