Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Macon, Ga.

Macon, Ga. | May 26, 2009

The new 79-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Macon North today announced it is open for business at 3915 Arkwright Road.

"We're very excited to bring another Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel 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 Beth Britto, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Macon.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and state-of-the-art fitness center with treadmill, elliptical machine and freedom trainer. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, an evening social hour with hors d'oeuvres and Monday night massages, and a meeting room that can accommodate up to 45 people. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, one-bedroom suites, an extended stay suite and a Jacuzzi suite. All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located off I-75 at Exit 169, the hotel is just 12 miles from the Lewis B. Wilson Airport and convenient to many local Macon attractions, including the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Harriett Tubman Museum. The hotel is also close to several other area attractions including tennis, golf, shopping and a variety of outdoor activities.

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 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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