Country Inns & Suites By Carlson opens in Tucson, Ariz.

Tucson, Ariz. | February 16, 2010

The new 79-room Country Inn & Suites By CarlsonSM Tucson City Center today announced it is open for business. Conveniently located off of I-10, the hotel is only minutes from the University of Arizona.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features the brand's new interior design package along with an outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center and meeting space for up to 35 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, microwave and refrigerator.

"The addition of our third Country Inns & Suites property in the Tucson market contributes to our overall plans to accelerate the growth of the brand in North America and intensifies our footprint in existing markets," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Country Inns & Suites. "This year, the Country Inns & Suites brand globally will reach 500 locations, with the majority of the hotels in operation in the U.S. and Canada."

"Our hotel is the first in Tucson to utilize 'Greywater Innovations,' a laundry reuse and recycling capability that consumes less water from not only the city, but the entire county," said David Pavlik, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites, Tucson City Center.

Additional Energy Star amenities, including compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) and equipment make the hotel a geo-friendly property. "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," added Pavlik.

The hotel offers guests easy access to attractions like the University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson Mall, Desert Diamond Casino and Tucson Government Complex.

Country Inns & Suites features 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 offer caring, comfortable hospitality with a touch of home. The Friends Hosting Friends service philosophy assures guests of a welcoming and genuine experience. The brand promotes literacy through its Read It & Return Lending Library, offering a variety of titles for all ages that are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure. The program is offered at more than 465 locations in the U.S. and Canada and includes charitable donations to literacy causes. For reservations and information, visit www.countryinns.com or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.

About Carlson Hotels
Carlson Hotels is a leading global hotel company with more than 1,060 locations in 77 countries. Its brands include: Regent®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Park Inn®. Carlson Hotels is part of Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company. For more information, please visit www.carlsonhotels.com.

 

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