Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Country Inns & Suites Opens Refreshed Hotel Near Cincinnati

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. October 9, 2017 - Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Erlanger, KY – Cincinnati Airport. Located at 630 Donaldson Highway, the hotel is conveniently located within six miles of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The hotel recently completed a $2.5 million renovation which included upgrades to the guest rooms, lobby, breakfast area, business center and fitness center.

“We are thrilled to welcome this refreshed hotel to our expanding portfolio of Country Inns & Suites hotels,” said Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “This hotel’s new look and commitment to the brand’s Be Our Guest service philosophy will make it a success.”

The hotel offers 135 guest rooms and suites. Pet friendly rooms are also available. Each room features all the comforts of home and a touch of luxury with the custom designed White Water Collection of bath amenities by Beekman 1802. Guests have access to an onsite fitness center, business center, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and the brand’s signature and complimentary, hot Be Our Guest breakfast served daily on classic dining ware. During their stay, guests can treat themselves to complimentary freshly baked cookies as well as coffee and tea.

“We are very excited to begin welcoming guests under the Country Inns & Suites brand,” said Bankim Hirpara, the hotel’s general manager. “Our friendly staff and the beautiful accommodations at our newly renovated hotel are guaranteed to provide an exceptional experience for our guests.”

Country Inns & Suites offers caring, consistent and comfortable hospitality delivered with a touch of home. 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 hotel brand with over 480 hotels in the United States, Canada, India and Latin America. The brand’s Be Our Guest service philosophy encourages employees to serve guests with the same kind and caring spirit given to friends when they are being hosted at home.Signature brand amenities include free high-speed Internet, complimentary hot breakfast served on classic dining ware, fitness centers, a Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM and business centers. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza® and Park Inn® by Radisson. For reservations and more information visit, www.countryinns.com. Connect with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson on social media: @CountryInns on Twitter and Facebook.com/CountryInns

Contact:
Laura Langemo
llangemo@carlsonrezidor.com
+1 (763) 212-0419

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