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Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
Hotels

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
Hotels

About
Founded

1986

Franchising Since

1987 (31 Years)

Corporate Address

701 Carlson Pkwy., #200, MS 8254
Minnetonka, MN 55305

CEO

John Kidd

Parent Company

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$6,431,784 - $7,576,902

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$50,000 - $50,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2.5%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

Varies

Classroom Training:

Varies

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $6,431,784 High - $7,576,902
Units
+2.1%+10 UNITS (1 Year) +4.7%+22 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 28th, 2017