Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Launches Good for Business Package

Business Travelers can Stay Casual with Free Internet and Downloadable Book

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 6 // PRNewswire // -- Country Inns & Suites By Carlson today announced the launch of a special package aimed at business travelers looking for a more comfortable, casual experience while on the road. The Good for Business package, which runs now through the end of the year, includes complimentary high-speed Internet, free hot breakfast, 1,500 bonus Gold Points(R) from the company's goldpoints plus(SM) loyalty program and a free book on CD or downloadable audiobook from audible.com.

"At Country Inns & Suites, we're providing what business travelers really need to be productive, and we're doing it in a comfortable and cozy environment," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president of Franchise Operations for Carlson Hotels Worldwide, parent company of Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "Our customer research found that a comfortable bed and reliable high-speed Internet tied for the amenities that business travelers want most from their hotel. With our Good for Business package we're also offering a book on CD or a downloadable audiobook, so travelers can take a break from business and receive some enjoyment from their time on the road."

The Good for Business package allows guests to choose from one of three books on CD or more than 25 titles from audible.com. Guests of Country Inns & Suites can also borrow books from the Read It & Return Lending Library, available at more than 450 locations in the US and Canada. Launched in 2001, the guest lending library provides free books to guests based on the assurance they will return the book on their next visit. Through its Read It & Return Lending Libraries, Country Inns & Suites has donated almost $600,000 to support literacy efforts.

The hotel chain has also launched a special website called http://www.countryforbusiness.com to encourage business travelers to share their thoughts about what it means to be Business Casual. The site also offers business travel tips, a link to book the Good for Business package and allows visitors to share their Business Casual ideas with others.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) is part of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, whose operations also include Regent Hotels & Resorts; Radisson Hotels & Resorts(R); Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts; and Park Inn(R).


SOURCE Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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