The new 84-room Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®San Marcos, Texas today announced it is open for business at 1560 IH 35 South.

"We're very excited to bring another Country Inns & Suites By Carlson location to this region," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief executive 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 Vic Patel, general manager of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in San Marcos.

The hotel features a heated indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center with a multi-gym unit, stair-stepper, elliptical trainer, treadmill and flat screen television. Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, business center and a meeting room that can accommodate up to 40 people. The hotel offers a variety of guest room styles including Standard rooms, One-Bedroom Suites, Whirlpool Suites and an extended stay Celebration Suite. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

Conveniently located just outside of Austin, this property is 33 miles south of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and 43 miles north of the San Antonio International Airport. The hotel is close to Prime Outlets and Tanger Outlet Center, Texas State University and also near a number of exciting outdoor activities, including Lions Tube Rental, Schlitterbahn Water Park and Aquarena Nature Park.

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 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 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 450 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®.