Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper-midscale hotel brand from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced it has signed a hotel located at 340 Stateline Road in Southaven, Miss., just five miles south of the Memphis International Airport.

“We are pleased to welcome another hotel to our portfolio of more than 470 locations as well as a new owner to the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group family” said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas. “Continued growth in the south is a key part of our aggressive growth and development strategy.”

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Southaven, MS will open in the first quarter of 2015 and will offer 56 guest rooms and suites. The hotel will also feature free high-speed Internet access, complimentary weekday newspaper and the brand's signature complimentary, hot breakfast served daily on classic diningware.

“We are pleased to begin a relationship with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group,” said hotel owner, Pramudhbhai Patel. “The superior guest service and amenities Country Inns & Suites are known for will make this hotel a great success.”

Country Inns & Suites provides a caring, consistent and comfortable hospitality experience delivered with a touch of home. For reservations and more information, visit www.countryinns.com.