Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is an international mid-tier lodging chain with more than 450 locations worldwide. Founded in 1987, the chain has locations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India. It features traditional residential architecture, signature hardwood floor, lobby fireplaces and front porches. The hotel chain offers an indoor pool with waterslide and kiddy pool, a whirlpool and an on-site fitness room with cardio and strength equipment. It also has an on-site convenience store, a business center with fax and copy services and a meeting space for up to 85 people. The chain s Read It & Return Lending Library allows guests to borrow books and return them on their next visit. The lending library is located in the lobby of all locations in the United States and Canada. Country Inns & Suites is a part of the Carlson Hotels Worldwide family of brands that also includes Regent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn hotels.