Country Inn project opens in Columbia

A new 85-room Country Inn &
Suites By Carlson has opened its doors for business at 817 N. Keene Street
in Columbia, Mo.“We’re very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
concept to this region,” said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and
brand leader, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. “All employees will
participate in the Country Inns & Suites ‘Be Our Guest’ service training
program, to ensure consistent delivery of quality customer service at our
  “This new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson is a wonderful addition to
our community. We look to this recognized brand and lodging concept to help
us grow and prosper in the future,” said Rocky Patel, general manager of
the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Columbia. The owner of the hotel is
MMP Keene Inc.
  The hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and 24-hour
Club Bowflex fitness center with Bowflex(R) and Nautilus(R) equipment.
Guests can also request room service fitness options as part of the Club
Bowflex program. Other amenities include a complimentary deluxe continental
breakfast and a 40 person capacity meeting room that provides fax and copy
service. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms including standard
rooms, one bedroom suites, studio suites and whirlpool rooms. All rooms
feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, microwave,
refrigerator, and cable TV. This Country Inn & Suites property is located
near several shopping malls, golf courses, parks and is across from
Columbia Regional Hospital. The hotel is also situated a few miles from
universities and colleges including the University of Missouri, Stephens
College and Columbia College.
  Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2007, Country Inns & Suites offers
locations that feature traditional architecture and sophisticated
residential interior design with hardwood flooring, lobby fireplace and
decorative ceiling borders. Each hotel welcomes guests with traditional
furnishings that blend rich woods and elegant floral-patterned fabrics.
  The rooms 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
provides a Read It & Return Lending Library at its hotels in the U.S. and
Canada which lends free books to guests based on the assurance they will
return the book on their next visit. As guests continue to read and return
books, Country Inns & Suites makes donations to support literacy.