Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By Carlson with the opening of 15th location in Michigan

Dearborn, Mich. | September 15, 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 Michigan. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dearborn, Mich. marks the brand’s growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy.

“The brand is making great strides in growing its footprint in Michigan,” 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 100-room hotel is located eight miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport and offers complimentary airport van shuttle service.  Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet, a well-equipped fitness center, meeting facilities to accommodate up to 75 people, and a heated indoor pool. Close to downtown Dearborn, and minutes from the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford Museum, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Detroit Zoo, Joe Louis Arena and Cobo Center.  

“We are thrilled to begin our relationship with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said Martin Yousif, Dearborn Hospitality Hotels, LLC. “We are confident in the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Rezidor system.”

Opening the hotel is general manager, Kenny Kassed.

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 dining ware 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. The brand is focused on growth primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico. 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.

For reservations and more information, visit www.countryinns.com.  Or visit Talk of the Country, a blog curated by the team behind Country Inns & SuitesSM, for unique hotel features; destinations; travel tips; deals and packages; news and events; and guest experience stories.  For additional information and images, visit http://countryinns.newsroom.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 85,000 people.

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

http://www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contacts:
Kenny Kassed, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dearborn, Mich., kennykassed@countryinns.com or +1 313-562-8900
Rosanne Swanson, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, rswanson@carlsonrezidor.com or +1 763-212-5451

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