The new 87-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®Tifton has opened for business at I-75 (exit 62) and 310 South Virginia Avenue.

"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 Greg Daniel, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Tifton.

The 100 percent non-smoking hotel features an outdoor heated pool, spa and fitness center. Other amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, a business center and weekday morning newspaper. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including standard rooms, studio suites, Jacuzzi rooms, extended stay suites and a two bedroom suite. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet, 32-inch flat panel television, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron w/ironing board, and radio with iPod/mp3 port.

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 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.

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM is part of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, whose operations also include Regent®Hotels & Resorts; Radisson®Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza®Hotels and Resorts and Park Inn®.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®Tifton is owned and operated by Williams Investment Company, which is based out of Adel, Georgia. Williams owns and operates 14 hotels in Georgia which are mostly Wyndham, IHG and Choice branded hotels.