The new 80-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®Gillette today announced it is open for business at 2597 S. Douglas Highway.

"We're very excited to bring the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson concept to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. "All employees will participate in our 'Be Our Guest' service training program, to ensure consistent delivery of quality customer service at our hotels."

"This hotel is a wonderful addition to our community. We are confident that this recognized brand and lodging concept will help us grow and prosper in the future," said Susan Blaylock, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Gillette.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an indoor whirlpool and 11,000 square foot indoor water park with two slides, a lazy river, toddler play pool, basketball pool and Jacuzzi. Admission to the water park is $8 for guests and free to members of goldpoints plusSM, the hotel's loyalty program. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast and access to an offsite fitness center with racquetball, sauna and exercise equipment. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, one-bedroom suites and Jacuzzi suites. All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located two miles from downtown Gillette, the hotel is less than eight miles from Campbell County Airport. The hotel is also close to several golf courses and a variety of outdoor activities.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM feature traditional architecture and a sophisticated residential interior design with the brand's iconic plank lobby flooring, lobby fireplace and front porch. Each hotel welcomes guests with attractive, comfortable furnishings that blend rich woods and natural earth tones throughout the hotel.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson offer amenities such as complimentary hot breakfast, in-room coffee maker, in-room iron and ironing board, and weekday morning newspaper. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson embraces the love of reading through its Read It & Return Lending Library. A variety of titles for all ages are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure at more than 465 locations in the U.S. and Canada and the brand supports literacy efforts through charitable donations. For reservations and information, visit or call toll-free 1-800-456-4000.