Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Henrico, VA.

Richmond, VA | March 16, 2009

The new 71-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Richmond West at I-64 today announced it is open for business at 8010 West Broad Street in Henrico, Va.

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

"This hotel 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 Mayush Mehta, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Richmond West at I-64. The hotel will be operated by West End Hospitality, LLC.

The hotel features an indoor heated pool, spa and fitness center. Other amenities include a complimentary hot continental breakfast, Read It & Return Lending Library, business center, and guest laundry. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, one bedroom suites, studio suites, and Jacuzzi suites. All rooms feature complimentary wired/wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch flat panel television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located in west Richmond, this property is situated off of Highway I-64, just 15 minutes from Richmond International Airport. The hotel is also close to Historic Downtown Richmond, Richmond International Raceway, Paramount's Kings Dominion Amusement and Water Park, Science Museum of Virginia and Children's Museum, and the Richmond Canal Walk.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM 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 Inns & Suites By Carlson 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 465 locations in the U.S. and Canada and the brand supports literacy efforts through charitable donations. For reservations and information, visit www.countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM 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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