Country Inns Joins With Genevieve Gorder For Fresh-Forward Design
Carlson's Country Inns & Suites have never been on our Top 10 hotel list when it comes to inspirational design, but even we were impressed to find out that the brand has just partnered with HGTV (and TLC's "Trading Spaces" alumni) celebrity interior decorator Genevieve Gorder to work on a new look for a new generation of traveler.
The updated hotel architecture and interiors, designed by London-based architectural design firms Imagination and Virgile and Stone, will make their debut in late 2013. They will trade in Country Inn's 1987 beginnings for a clean, contemporary look. Still, the design is intended to make loyal guests feel comfy, but appeal to the technology-focused business traveler.
Carlson picked the right person in Gorder. She always seemed to be the bubbly favorite on Trading Spaces, and has been super successful with her HGTV’s “Dear Genevieve”, and "Design Star" shows. There's also another in the making--"Genevieve’s Renovation". So, she's certainly kept her appeal.
“I am so excited for Country Inns & Suites. The design decisions that were made are strong, smart and progressive,” Gorder said. “You do not see attention to detail like this in upper-midscale hotels; it is truly special.”
We can't wait to see our first newly redesigned Country Inn! (Wow, that's a first sentence for us!)
[Photos: Carlson Hotels]