Carlson has opened a Country Inn & Suites in Galveston Beach, Texas, the hotel becoming the brand's first beachfront location in the state.

Carlson has opened a Country Inn & Suites in Galveston Beach, Texas, the hotel becoming the brand’s first beachfront location in the state.

The company says the opening of the new Country Inn & Suites, Galveston also marks the brand’s accelerated expansion in the region as part of its Ambition 2015 growth strategy.

“With 17 Country Inns & Suites hotels in the state and more than 220 locations in the southern United States, the brand has established a strong footprint in the region,” says Steve Mogck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. “We are focused on building momentum in North America and India as we increase our portfolio of hotels over the next five years.”

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson says the warm, welcoming design of its hotels and their guestrooms has attracted a strong and loyal following of women and family travelers

Country Inns & Suites aims to offer caring, consistent, comfortable hospitality with a touch of home. The brand has launched various product and service innovations, such as the Friends Hosting Friends employee training program. This program has generated tremendous employee engagement scores and high guest satisfaction, accoridng to Carlson.

“We are thrilled to be joining the Country Inns & Suites family and are confident that the consistency, value and leadership of this brand and the Carlson Hotels system will result in a successful future for this hotel,” says Dimplejit Singh, owner and general manager of the Country Inn & Suites, Galveston, Texas.

The 100-per-cent non-smoking hotel features an indoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center and meeting space for up to 20 people. The 60-room hotel features whirlpool suites, one-bedroom suites, studio suites and guest rooms featuring complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Each rooms also features a microwave oven, refrigerator and flat panel television.

Galveston is located 55 miles south of Houston. The hotel is on the famous Galveston Seawall Boulevard at 29th Street.

For reservations and information, visit or call toll-free +1-800-456-4000.