Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
#180

Initial Investment

LOW: $6,526,242
HIGH: $7,714,408

Change in Units

+1.1% +5 UNITS (1 Year)
+0.4% +2 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1986

Franchising Since

1987 (29 Years)

Corporate Address

701 Carlson Pkwy., MS8254 Minnetonka, MN 55305

CEO

David Berg

Parent Company

Carlson Hospitality Group Inc.

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$6,526,242 - $7,714,408

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$50,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2.5%

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 73

Lowest Rank: 206

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: varies

Training at headquarters: 4 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: September 21st, 2016

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