MINNEAPOLIS (November 13, 2013) - Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leader in the upper-midscale hotel category and the homegrown brand from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced it has signed a hotel at 2835 Monroe Avenue in Rochester, NY.

"We are very excited about this addition to our portfolio as we grow the brand in New York," said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. "This is a great location for a Country Inn & Suites, a short drive from the Greater Rochester International Airport and close proximity to Paychex, Eastman Kodak Co, Harris Corporation, Paetec, Veramark, Concentrix making it perfect for business travelers."

The hotel is scheduled to open under the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand name in the first quarter 2014 and offers 68 guest rooms and features a business center.

The hotel will be owned and operated by The Top Deal Corporation of Rochester, NY.

"We are excited to begin a relationship the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group," said Tarpan Patel, of The Top Deal Corporation. "The outstanding amenities and service culture the Country Inns & Suites brand is known for will make this hotel a great success."

Country Inns & Suites provides a caring, consistent and comfortable hospitality experience delivered with a touch of home. The brand is known for its complimentary amenities including hot and fresh breakfast served on classic diningware daily and free high-speed Internet access.

For reservations and more information, visit www.countryinns.com.

About The Top Deal Corporation

The Top Deal Corporation is a subsidiary of Hemisphere Management. Based in Rochester, New York, Hemisphere Management has developed, acquired, owned and operated hotels throughout the East Coast for more than 25 years. These years of growth and experience have earned the company rich and varied experience in every sphere and facet of hotel development and management. As owners and operators representing upscale franchises, Hemisphere Management is committed to being a premier lodging company.

About Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM is a leading mid market brand with over 470 hotels operating throughout the world primarily in the United States, Canada, India and Latin America. The brand's Be Our Guest service philosophy encourages employees to serve guests with the same kind and caring spirit given to friends when they are being hosted at home and has generated tremendous guest satisfaction. Signature and complimentary brand amenities include high-speed Internet access, hot breakfast served on classic dining ware, fitness centers and business centers.

For reservations and more information visit, www.countryinns.com or the brand's newsroom at www.countryinns.newsroom.com.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The group plans to grow the portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most of the group's hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 85,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.

www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contact: Staci Graber, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

sgraber@carlsonrezidor.com / +1 (763) 212-4252

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