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MINNEAPOLIS - (February 04, 2014) - Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Frederick, MD.

“We are excited about this addition to our portfolio and to welcome Longman Properties as a new Country Inns & Suites owner,” said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.  “We are pleased that they are making the investment to update the hotel with elements of our latest design that appeal to a younger generation of traveler and continues to resonate with our loyal guests.”

The renovations will add more modern interiors and color palettes and comfortable yet stylish furnishings.  Areas of the hotel to be updated and renovated include the guest rooms, corridors and common spaces. The renovation will also include the expansion of the dining room and breakfast serving area.

The hotel currently offers 100 guest rooms and suites, a fitness center and business center. The hotel features the brand’s signature and complimentary amenities including high-speed Internet access and hot, breakfast served daily on classic diningware. The hotel also offers complimentary weekday newspaper and parking.

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said property owner, Scott Nieh, Longman Properties, LLC.  “The outstanding amenities and service culture the Country Inns & Suites brand is known for coupled with our renovation plans  will make this hotel a great success.”

Country Inns & Suites offers a caring, consistent, 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.

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About Longman Properties, LLC

Longman Properties is a Pennsylvania based privately owned Hospitality firm that owns 1 hotel.  Horizon Hotels Ltd. a full service management company founded in 1976 will manage the hotel.  Horizon has operated over 120 hotels in the United States and the Caribbean.  Horizon currently operates 14 hotels in 7 states.

About Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM is a leading mid-market brand with over 470 hotels operating throughout the world primarily 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 and complimentary brand amenities include high-speed Internet access, hot breakfast served on classic diningware, fitness centers and business centers.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group portfolio of brands which also includes Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Hotel Missoni. For reservations and more information visit, or the brand's newsroom at

Contact: Sam Shatila, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Frederick, MD / +1 (301) 695-2881

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

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