Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Barstow, Calif.

Barstow, Calif. | May 12, 2009

The new 92-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Barstow, Calif. today announced it is open for business at 2812 Lenwood Road.

"We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief operating officer 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 Cheryl Angel, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Barstow. The hotel is owned by TAN & EAP Enterprise, LLC.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an indoor heated pool, whirlpool and fitness center with free weights, treadmill, elliptical machine and freedom trainer. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and business center with available fax and copy service. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, one-bedroom suites and Jacuzzi rooms. All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located off I-15 in the Mojave Desert near the Mojave National Preserve, the hotel is 72 miles from Ontario International Airport. Several attractions are also close to the hotel including Silver Lakes Golf Course, Tanger Outlet Center, the Mojave River Valley Museum and the Western America Railroad Museum.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM feature traditional architecture and a sophisticated residential interior design with the brand's iconic plank lobby flooring and lobby fireplace. Each hotel welcomes guests with attractive, comfortable furnishings that blend rich woods and natural earth tones 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 450 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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