Guests visiting Knoxville now have a new lodging choice and opportunity to enjoy the latest technology and amenities at the brand new Country Inn & Suites West Knoxville At Cedar Bluff. This 89-room hotel opened on April 4th and is East Tennessee's first property to offer the new radio frequency identification guest room locks providing the ultimate in safety and security.

"We are very fortunate Shailesh Patel, the hotel owner, shared our commitment to offer the highest caliber accommodations plus the latest and most advanced amenities in this market," comments General Manager, Derek Cardinale. The Country Inn & Suites Cedar Bluff is the only hotel in Knoxville to offer 37-inch LCD high definition televisions in every guest room. Additional room amenities include iPod docking stations, refrigerators, microwaves, free wireless Internet and unique, local black and white photography showcasing the area's landmarks, mountain views and cityscapes.

This hotel is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide and is Carlson's first hotel at the Cedar Bluff Exit, Knoxville's most thriving hotel market. "We're very excited to bring another Country Inns & Suites By Carlson location 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."

Located just off Cedar Bluff Road on Cross Park Drive, the hotel offers a quiet location and features traditional architecture and a sophisticated residential interior design with the brand's iconic plank lobby flooring, lobby and breakfast room fireplaces and comfortable furnishings that blend rich woods and natural earth tones throughout the hotel. All guests are welcome to a free hot breakfast and the chance to enjoy a work-out in the state-of-the-art Nautilus equipped fitness center or a relaxing dip in the indoor saltwater pool and hot tub. The Country Inn & Suites Cedar Bluff embraces the love of reading through a Read It & Return Lending Library. A variety of titles for all ages are available for guests to borrow and read at their leisure.

The Country Inn & Suites Cedar Bluff accommodations include 100 percent non-smoking rooms, posh studios and spacious two-room suites, each featuring a king or double queen bedroom with privacy door, separate living room, expanded work space, two 37-inch televisions and dry bar with refrigerator and microwave. On-site meeting facilities are also available, accommodating up to 40 guests. For reservations and information, visit the hotel's website or call the hotel at 865.693.4500.