Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leader in the upper midscale hotel category today announced a partnership with Random House, Inc. to enhance one of the hotel's most popular signature programs, the Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM.

“We are thrilled to expand our offerings and provide popular titles through our new partnership with Random House,” said Aurora Toth, vice president, brand marketing, Midscale Brands, Americas. “This program sets us apart from the competition and we are excited to offer a great selection of Random House children's, young adult and adult titles beginning this week.”

Random House will supply 30,000 books to Country Inns & Suites hotels twice a year in the U.S. and Canada through the partnership. The Read It & Return Lending Library is located in the lobby of each Country Inns & Suites hotel in the U.S. and Canada and includes children's, fiction, mystery/suspense, non-fiction and teen titles. Guests are encouraged to borrow a title to read at their leisure.  If they don't finish it during their stay they can return it on their next visit to any Country Inns & Suites location.

“Being a part of this signature program presents a unique opportunity to consistently reach readers in an unexpected way by putting our authors and their books in front of Country Inns & Suites guests,” said, Stuart Applebaum, spokesman for Random House, Inc.

Country Inns & Suites offers a caring, consistent, and comfortable hospitality experience delivered with a touch of home, and features that are particularly attractive for business travelers. The distinctive product and service innovations, such as the Be Our Guest employee training program have generated tremendous employee engagement scores and high guest satisfaction.

For reservations and more information, visit www.countryinns.com.