Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leader in the upper-midscale hotel segment and the homegrown brand from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced it has signed two hotels. The first, located at 1151 South Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville, TN will open on December 31, 2013 and the second, located at 2915 Main Street in Bryant, AR will open at the end of 2014.

“We are very excited about these additions to our portfolio as we grow the brand in the southern region of the U.S.,” said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Continued growth in the south is a key piece of our aggressive growth and development strategy for 2014.”

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cookeville, TN will offer 99 guest rooms and suites. Located just outside of Little Rock, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bryant, AR will offer 63 guest rooms and suites. Both hotels will feature free high speed Internet access, complimentary weekday newspaper and the brand's signature hot Be Our Guest breakfast served daily on classic diningware.

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.