Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Announces "Spring Break 1, 2, Wheee!" Offer

Minneapolis, MN | March 04, 2009

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM today announced a new "Spring Break 1, 2, Wheee!" offer that includes 33 percent off each night of a three night stay and a valuable coupon from T.G.I. Friday's restaurants. With daily rates of $70 or less after the discount at many locations, a family can enjoy a spring break getaway for around $200 (not including taxes or other charges). Available now through April 30, 2009 at participating hotels in the United States and Canada, the offer also is eligible for the goldpointsSM plus 3 for 3 promotion providing 3,000 Gold Points® for members of the company's goldpoints plus loyalty program.

"Although current economic conditions are causing many people to trim back on their vacation plans, our 'Spring Break 1, 2, Wheee!' offer enables leisure travelers to fit that much needed getaway into their budget and receive added value," said Aurora Toth, vice president of Marketing for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "With a variety of great locations in popular spring break destinations - as well as convenient hotels located along the way for road trips - there's plenty of opportunity for people to book a spring break getaway and not break the bank."

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson has more than 450 hotels in North America, including great spring break locations like Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, San Diego, Phoenix and New Orleans. Along with the coupon from T.G.I. Friday's included in the offer, free daily breakfast at the hotel can help travelers keep costs down and enjoy an economical vacation, whether they go with friends or take the whole family. Visit www.countryinns.com/springbreak2009 for complete details about the promotion.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® hotels offer locations that feature traditional architecture and a sophisticated residential interior design with the brand's iconic plank lobby flooring, lobby fireplace, and front porch. Each hotel welcomes guests with transitional furnishings that blend rich woods and an updated color palate throughout the hotel.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® locations offer many amenities often found at higher-priced hotels such as complimentary hot breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, swimming pools and weekday morning newspaper. Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM 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 465 locations in the U.S. and Canada and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM supports literacy efforts through charitable donations. For reservations and information, visit countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading select service hotel brand, features residential-style architecture and comfortable, home-like design concepts including a fireplace, central staircase in its lobby and an in-hotel guest lending library. The brand includes more than 465 locations in the Americas, Europe and India. It is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,000 locations in 74 countries under the brands of Regent® Hotels & Resorts; Radisson® Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Park Inn®.

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