Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Kansas City, Kan.

Minneapolis, MN | February 12, 2008

A new 117-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business in the Legends Shopping Center area at 1805 North 110th Street in Kansas City, Kan.

"We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and brand leader, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "All employees will participate in the Country Inns & Suites 'Be Our Guest' service training program, to ensure consistent delivery of quality customer service at our hotels."

"This new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson is a wonderful addition to our community. We are confident that this recognized brand and lodging concept will help us grow and prosper in the future," said Shalia Satter, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Kansas City. The owner of the hotel is KC Village West, LLC.

The hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and on-site fitness center. Other amenities include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and 50-person capacity meeting room with available fax and copy service. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms including standard rooms, one bedroom suites, two bedroom suites, Jacuzzi rooms and extended stay suites. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, 32-inch flat- screen televisions, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer and iron with ironing board. This Country Inn & Suites property is located near the Kansas City Speedway and is within walking distance to Legends Shopping Center. The hotel is within 20 miles of three golf courses and less than 25 miles from Kansas City International Airport.

Country Inns & Suites offers locations that feature traditional architecture and sophisticated residential interior design with hardwood flooring, lobby fireplace and decorative ceiling borders. Each hotel welcomes guests with traditional furnishings that blend rich woods and elegant floral-patterned fabrics.

The rooms offer many amenities often found at higher-priced hotels such as complimentary hot breakfast, in-room coffee maker, in-room iron and ironing board, and weekday morning newspaper. Country Inns & Suites provides a Read It & Return Lending Library at its hotels in the U.S. and Canada which lends free books to guests based on the assurance they will return the book on their next visit.

Country Inns & Suites is known for its consistently high quality accommodations and personal, warm hospitality. For reservations andinformation, visit www.countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson℠ is part of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, whose operations also include Regent Hotels & Resorts; Radisson Hotels & Resorts®; Park Plaza® Hotels and Resorts and Park Inn®.

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