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MINNEAPOLIS (May 3, 2016) – Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville Westgate, NC, located off I-26 and I-240 at 22 Westgate Parkway. This new construction hotel features the brand’s latest design, which includes new exterior architecture, modern interiors, comfortable yet stylish furnishings, and spacious guest rooms and suites that feature spa-like bathrooms.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of this newly constructed hotel, one that features our brand’s latest design elements that capture the look and feel of a modern country home,” said Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is committed to providing an enjoyable guest experience all delivered with a touch of home and this new hotel will do just that.”  

The hotel is located a mile away from downtown and is tucked away in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is within easy reach of the best that the Asheville area has to offer, including the Biltmore Estate, US Cellular Center and 40 microbreweries, including the neighboring New Belgium Brewery and tasting room. The hotel offers 94 guest rooms with a variety of suites and configurations. Guests of the hotel have access to an array of amenities including free high speed Internet, an indoor heated pool and outdoor veranda. Additionally, the hotel offers the brand’s signature complimentary, hot Be Our Guest breakfast served daily on classic dining ware and a free shuttle service within a five-mile radius, allowing travelers hassle-free access to restaurants and shops in the downtown area.

“We are excited to open our doors in the city of Asheville which offers a unique mix of natural serenity and urban sophistication,” said Tony Fraga, President, FIRC-NC, the hotel’s owner. “The Be Our Guest service culture the brand is known for as well as its modern design and amenities will provide guests with a truly unforgettable experience.”

Country Inns & Suites offers a caring, consistent and comfortable hospitality experience delivered with a touch of home, and features particularly attractive for business travelers. 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. For reservations and more information, visit 

About Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is a leading upper midscale hotel brand with over 470 hotels in the United States, Canada, India and Latin America. The brand’s Be Our Guest service philosophy encourages employees to serve guests with the same kind and caring spirit given to friends when they are being hosted at home. Signature brand amenities include free high-speed Internet, complimentary hot breakfast served on classic dining ware, fitness centers, a Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM and business centers.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza® and Park Inn® by Radisson. For reservations and more information visit, Connect with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson on social media: @CountryInns on Twitter and

Contact: Staci Graber, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group / +1 (763) 212-4252

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