Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM  a leading upper midscale hotel brand, today unveiled the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bemidji, MN located at 927 Lakeshore Drive NE with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring remarks from Carlson CEO, Trudy Rautio.

“As a frequent visitor to Bemidji, I am thrilled to be here to welcome this new Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Hotel.” said Rautio. This brand is known for providing a caring, comfortable and consistent hospitality experience all delivered with a touch of home and we know guests of this hotel will be saying 'I love this Country!'”

The hotel is connected to the George W. Neilson Convention Center and the Sanford Events Center and offers 121 guest rooms and suites.

The hotel features a custom design which is modern, yet comfortable and characteristics the brand is known for, like a welcoming lobby fireplace and outdoor patio where guests can dine on the brand's complimentary, hot breakfast as weather permits. The hotel offers a variety of room types and suites that feature spa-like bathrooms. The hotel also offers an indoor swimming pool, business center, fitness center and free high-speed Internet access.

“This hotel has so much to offer guests from our location right on the shores of Lake Bemidji adjoining the Sanford Center, to our complimentary amenities like hot breakfast served daily and complimentary high-speed Internet,” said the hotel's general manager, Saundra McLean. “We are excited to offer the warm, caring and welcoming guest service that is noteworthy of the Country Inns & Suites brand.  We live by our service standard which simply says, Be Our Guest.””

The hotel is operated and managed by Bay Ridge Properties International and opened to guests in October 2014. For reservations and more information, visit