Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Jacksonville I-95 South, FL located at 4690 Salisbury Road. The hotel opens under the County Inns & Suites brand name after undergoing renovations that included, amongst other changes, converting standard rooms into ten, one bedroom suites which offer a separate bedroom with one king bed and a sitting area with a full-size sleeper sofa.

“We are excited about this addition to our portfolio as we grow the brand in the south,” said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.  “We are pleased this hotel has added one bedroom suites which are perfect for extended stay guests including those visiting nearby Mayo Clinic.”

The hotel offers a fitness center, outdoor pool, business center and a meeting room. The hotel features the brand's signature and complimentary amenities including high-speed Internet access and hot, breakfast served daily on classic diningware. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from Mayo Clinic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily as well as complimentary on-site parking.

“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and their family of brands,” said Manoj Bhoola, CEO of Elite Hospitality, the firm that owns the hotel.  “The outstanding amenities and service culture the Country Inns & Suites brand is known for will make this hotel a great success.”

Country Inns & Suites offers a caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality experience delivered with a touch of home, and features 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.

Opening the hotel is general manager, Ron Ring.  For reservations and more information, visit www.countryinns.com.