Prime Hotel Goes Country Inn

30th Jun 2005

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, today announced the 143-room hotel located at 1837 Center Point Circle in Naperville, Ill., has been rebranded as the new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson-Naperville.  The conversion of the former Prime hotel is part of an agreement between Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT), a major hotel industry real estate investment trust, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading hotel management, franchise and ownership company operating nearly 900 locations in 69 countries under five different brands. Carlson Hotels Worldwide has already assumed management responsibilities of this property.
“This hotel has a rich history in the Chicagoland area and limitless
potential to
be a leading hotel in the market,” said General Manager Scott Gibson.  “With
great proximity to area attractions, beautiful guestrooms and an
indoor pool
area, we have all the essential ingredients to create one of the
finest hotels in the region. We’re looking forward to our new association with
Country Inns
& Suites, and plan to fully leverage the brand’s track record of

“As part of the Country Inns & Suites organization, this new hotel not
provides an additional choice for our customers, it also adds strength
to the
global presence of our brand,”  said Nancy Johnson, executive vice
president and brand leader of Country Inns & Suites By Carlson .  “We will support this property by providing access to our proven business-buildingtools and strategies, including customer relationship management (CRM);  Curtis-C, the company’s award-winning global reservation system; membership in the patented Look To Book program, the industry’s most recognized travel agent reward program; participation in goldpoints plus, our new guest loyalty program; and access to the $800 million purchasing power of Provisions, Carlson’s global procurement division,” Johnson added.



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