Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens in Asheville, N.C.

Asheville, NC | August 06, 2009

The new 80-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® Asheville West today announced it is open for business at 1914 Old Haywood Road in Asheville near Biltmore Estate.

"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 custom-built hotel featuring Biltmore-inspired French decor 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 Vinod Patel, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Asheville West.

Visitors to the hotel are welcomed with beautiful landscaping including waterfalls and a gazebo. The 100 percent non-smoking property features an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and fitness center with treadmill, elliptical machine and freedom trainer. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 10 people. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, one bedroom suites and Jacuzzi rooms. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located off I-40 at Exit 44 near Biltmore Estate, the hotel is less than 15 miles from Asheville Regional Airport and within 120 miles of Charlotte Douglas International. The hotel is also close to three golf courses, tennis courts and a variety of attractions including Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Square Mall and Regal Biltmore Grande Theatre.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson offer amenities 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 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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