Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Opens in Albany, Ga.

Albany, Ga. | July 16, 2008

A new 70-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business at 2809 Nottingham Way in Albany, Ga.

"We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president of Franchise Operations for 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 Beth Britto, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Albany. The owner of the hotel is SAGU, LLC.

The hotel features a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and exercise room. Other amenities include a complimentary hot continental breakfast and a 75 person capacity meeting room that provides fax and copy service. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms including standard rooms, studio suites, one bedroom suites, Jacuzzi rooms and an extended stay suite. All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32" flat panel television, microwave and refrigerator. This Country Inn & Suites property is conveniently located in downtown Albany less than ten miles from Dougherty City Airport. The hotel is situated close to both Grand Island golf course and Double Country Club Tennis courts.

Country Inns & Suites offers locations that feature traditional architecture and sophisticated residential interior design with hardwood flooring, lobby fireplace and front porch. Each hotel welcomes guests with traditional furnishings that blend rich woods and a contemporary color palate throughout the hotel.

Country Inns & Suites locations 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 By Carlson embraces the love of reading through its Read It & Return Lending Library. A variety of titles for all ages are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure at more than 450 locations in the U.S. and Canada and Country Inns & Suites supports literacy efforts through charitable donations. For reservations and information, visit www.countryinns.com orcall 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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