February 26, 2009 // Franchising.com // Seffner, Fla. -- The new 83-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® in Seffner, Fla. today announced it is open for business at 11551 Discovery Lane.
"We're very excited to bring another Country Inns & Suites By Carlson location to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and brand leader 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 Kenny Dhana, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Seffner. The owner of the hotel is Jae Mataji, LLC.
The hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness center, free parking and valet dry-cleaning service. Other amenities include a complimentary hot & healthy country-style breakfast, business center with fax, copier and computer services, and a meeting room that can accommodate up to 50 people. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, one bedroom suites, extended stay suites and a Jacuzzi room. All rooms feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch High Definition LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.
Conveniently located in east Tampa, this property is situated off of Highways I-4 and I-75, just 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 30 minutes from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. The hotel is less than five minutes from Sabal Business Park, the Florida State Fairgrounds, Ford Amphitheatre, Hard Rock Casino and Port of Tampa.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® hotels offer locations that 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 transitional furnishings that blend rich woods and an updated color palate throughout the hotel.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson® locations 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 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®.