North Bibb gets new hotel

A new hotel has opened on Arkwright Road in north Bibb County.

The 79-room Country Inn & Suites by Carlson has opened at 3915 Arkwright Road, behind Logan’s Roadhouse.

The hotel is all nonsmoking and features an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center and business center, said the hotel’s director of sales Suzanne Sims. About 30 full-time and part-time employees work at the hotel, she said.

Other amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, evening social hour with hors d’oeuvres on weekdays and Monday night massages provided by American Professional Institute in Macon, Sims said.

Room rates begin at $109 a night, she said.

All rooms feature complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, hair dryer, coffee maker, weekday morning newspaper, 32-inch LCD television, microwave and refrigerator.

“This hotel is a wonderful addition to our community,” general manager Beth Britto said in an e-mail. “We are confident that this recognized brand and lodging concept will help us grow and prosper in the future.”

Country Inns & Suites is an international mid-tier lodging chain with more than 450 locations worldwide, according to the company’s Web site. Founded in 1987, the company has locations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.