Carlson continues expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM with opening of 11th opening in New York

Buffalo, N.Y. | July 16, 2012

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the further expansion of Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM in New York state. The opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Buffalo South I-90 marks the brand’s growth in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 strategy.

“The brand has established a strong footprint in New York with 11 Country Inns & Suites locations,” said Scott Meyer, vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas. “The continued growth is another step forward in our plan to expand the brand primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico.”

Country Inns & Suites offers caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality with a touch of home, and features particularly attractive for business travelers. In late 2011, the brand completed rollout of classic diningware and silverware in all of its hotels in the U.S. to accompany its complimentary Be Our Guest hot breakfast. The introduction of classic diningware represents an industry first among major brands within the midscale hotel segment. The brand also offers free high-speed Internet access and weekday newspaper. The distinctive product and service innovations, such as the Be Our Guest employee training program have generated tremendous employee engagement scores and high guest satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said Bill Palidino, Ellicott Development Company, owning company of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Buffalo South, New York. “We are confident that the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Rezidor system will result in a successful future for this hotel.” Opening the hotel is Joelene LaSanta, general manager.

The hotel is conveniently located off of Interstate 90 and 11 miles from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The 108-room hotel includes spacious guest rooms and comfortable suites, a business center, an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness center and meeting space up to ten people. All guestrooms feature flat screen televisions, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, refrigerator and microwave. The hotel also offers a 24-hour Inn Case Market located in the hotel lobby.

For reservations and information, visit or call toll-free +1 (800) 456-4000. 

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 81 countries and territories, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

About Ellicott Development Company
Ellicott Development is a first-class full service real estate development and management company with over 30 years of experience in developing and managing commercial real estate and retail properties in the Buffalo-Niagara, Upstate New York and Western Pennsylvania regions.  Ellicott Development is currently operating 5 hotels in the Buffalo Area and has 3 other hotel projects underway in Western NY.

Joelene LaSanta,Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Buffalo South, +1 (716) 854-0060,
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, +1 (763) 212-8129,


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