Carlson Adds 14th Property in Michigan
Tuesday July 2nd, 2013 - 10:28AM PB
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MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has further expanded its Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand in Michigan with the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Traverse City, MI, its 14th location in the state.
The 176-room property offers complimentary high-speed Internet, a fitness center, business center and heated indoor pool, as well as a complimentary USA Today newspaper Monday through Friday, an outdoor picnic area with charcoal grills, boat parking and an outdoor playground.
The brand’s growth in Michigan is part of its Ambition 2015 strategy. Senior Vice President of Midscale Brands, Americas, Scott Meyer said, “The brand is making strides in growing its footprint in Michigan. The continued growth in this region is another step forward in our plan to expand primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico.”
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