Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM with the opening of 13th location in Alabama

Monroeville, Ala. | August 31, 2013

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leader in the upper-midscale hotel category and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s home-grown brand, today announced the further expansion of the Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM in Alabama with the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Monroeville This new property 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 the South,” 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 42 guestrooms with spacious king and queen suites. Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet, a well-equipped fitness center and an outdoor pool. Close to downtown Monroeville and just one mile from the Monroeville County Regional Airport, this property is conveniently located to a Georgia-Pacific branch office, the Monroe County Heritage Museum, Claiborne Lock and Dam and the Vanity Fair Factory Outlet stores.

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its family of brands,” said owner Rajesh Leva. “We are confident in the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Rezidor system.”

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 Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM
Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM is a leading upper-midscale brand with 480 hotels operating throughout North America and India. Country Inns & Suites was founded by the Carlson family in 1987, inspired by the traditional European bed and breakfast and the founding principal that great hospitality means treating guests like family. To this day, guests are welcomed with a batch of warm chocolate chip cookies, a trademark of family-style hospitality. Today, the brand has evolved to a more contemporary vision, yet still embodies the best parts of that founding philosophy, including the cookies. Signature and complimentary brand amenities also include high-speed Internet access, hot breakfast served on classic dining ware, fitness centers and business centers.

For reservations and more information, visit www.countryinns.com. Or visit Talk of the Country, a blog curated by the team behind Country Inns & Suites, for unique hotel features; destinations; travel tips; deals and packages; news and events; and guest experience stories.

About Sadguru Dev LLC
Sadguru Dev LLC is a privately held company of HSK Holding Company, LLC which owns several hotels in the south of Alabama. In the portfolio there are several other brands primarily under IHG. The company is located in Monroeville, Ala.

Contacts:
Rosanne Swanson, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +1 (763) 212-5451, rswanson@carlsonrezidor.com

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