Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur-Rank no.134-Country Inns & Suites By Carlson-US
Products & Services: Hotels
Number of Locations: 473
Total Investment: $6.63M – 8M
Began Franchising: 1987
About Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
In 1987 Curt Carlson founded Country Inns & Suites, a companion to his family of hotels and restaurants that includes Radisson Hotels and TGI Friday’s. The hotels, which are located in metropolitan and rural areas, feature studios and one-bedroom suites that may have refrigerators and microwaves.For business travelers, Country Inns offer breakfast rooms, meeting rooms and lobbies that can be used for meetings. Locations also feature pools, coin-operated laundry facilities and exercise facilities. All guests are given complimentary breakfast, cookies and a morning paper. At each hotel, children under 18 stay free with an adult.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Franchise Ranking History
Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM is a leading mid-market brand known for providing a caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality experience.
Country Inns & Suites is a welcoming, genuine brand, with a Be Our Guest service philosophy and amenities that exceed expectations.
The brand currently operates 474 hotels throughout the world and has 40 properties currently contracted and under development.* This homegrown brand will expand by an additional 250 hotels globally by 2015, primarily in the U.S., Canada, India and Mexico..