Genevieve Gorder on the Country Inns & Suites Redesign

by Genevieve Gorder
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hey Guys! I’m so excited that Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM has asked me to partner with them as they roll out their beautiful new design.

There is a lot of change going on with a brand that I’ve personally known most of my life. Coming from Minnesota, Country Inns and Suites is a very familiar place and it’s the culture of this brand that will always remain familiar and constant as we move into a new world of aesthetics, a culture that is uniquely warm and kind. This is important, I do this for my own clients as we transform their homes, as long as there is some familiarity within their home, grandma’s throw, a sentimental photograph, new design always has an invitation.

Country Inns & Suites are introducing a new interior and exterior hotel design. You will start to see this as hotels embark on their scheduled renovations and updates and as new Country Inns & Suites hotels are built. What I love is that they didn’t stop there, a new brand look and feel is also joining the party as all of this lovely unfolds. As a designer, these types of details are what get us excited and make us happy as I hope they will for all of those coming to visit.

country inns new look

Major brands approach me to endorse their products all the time and when Country Inns & Suites asked me to work with them on the launch of their new look, I paused.  If the design of their new roll out did not correlate with my own design sensibilities there would be a disconnect and a question of my own integrity. I have to be honest about who I partner with and what I’m representing as in the end, this matters to me AND the consumer.

Flash forward six months and a number of design review sessions with the Country team and we have created an incredible partnership. I have signed on to help them spread the word about their new look and feel. It’s clean, it’s natural, it’s warm and a new interpretation of what Country can be.

I’ll be back on Talk of the Country soon to share design insight about the new look of Country and some of my favorite travel tips.

Genevieve

Genevieve Gorder

I am provided with compensation for my endorsement for the Country Inns & Suites redesign; however, these opinions are my own.

  • justin

    When will hotel stat getting this and how long will renavations take

  • http://www.facebook.com/pattie.kuehn Pattie Golon Kuehn

    I don’t know about this I think it’s taking the ‘Country’ out of Country Inns and Suites. That is one of the reasons I love staying at them their HOMEY feeling. If I wanted to stay at something so modern I would stay at the Park Inn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rose.gumpert.3 Rose Gumpert

    The day the contest is my birthday. That would be a great birthday present. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Riddles/100003080379208 David Riddles

    Very calming. Love the looks.

  • http://ignitesocialmedia.com Country Inns & Suites

    Thank you, David!

  • MaryLou Jones

    When I stay at Country Inns & Suites, I always enjoy their beautiful outdoor spaces! I will be staying with you next week!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trisha-Scott/100000361206059 Trisha Scott

    love them

  • http://www.facebook.com/cshel54 Carla Shelton

    I lived for a while in Little Falls, Mm. I worked for Country Inn and Suites.I worked in housekeeping and their high standards have made me expect the same high standards no matter where I stay….even my own home!
    sincerely, Carla Shelton

  • http://ignitesocialmedia.com Country Inns & Suites

    Thank you, MaryLou! We hope you have a great stay with us.

  • http://ignitesocialmedia.com Country Inns & Suites

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Pattie. While we are updating the look of our hotels, we are sure that the genuine hospitality provided by our staff and comfortable feeling you get when you come to visit will remain the same. We hope you’ll stay with us in the future to experience our new design for yourself.

  • http://ignitesocialmedia.com Country Inns & Suites

    Thank you for sharing, Carla! We’re so glad to hear this. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/margaret.imecs Margaret Imecs

    I love the texture!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marge.cellini.1 Marge Cellini

    love them!!!

  • Pam

    Love the designs, beautiful and alive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilia.turner.58 Emilia Turner

    I would just feel so relaxed in the environments she creates. She is my favourite designer

  • http://www.facebook.com/jed.e.jensen Jed E. Jensen

    looks really good

  • Lynn

    I love the changes

  • http://www.facebook.com/loyri.halliburton.3 Loyri Halliburton

    Love the new design.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frances-Oglesby/100000885130292 Frances Oglesby

    Looks nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Moises-Campos/100003118102784 Moises Campos

    Great design.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wgastiger Walter Gastiger

    Probaly do a lot better than Extreme Home Makerover team,thumbs up for the designs.Nicely done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001685718957 Jason Jamar

    sweet design!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1463222793 Heather Hayes Panjon

    Chic And Modern! I’m Inspired!

  • http://twitter.com/ttaylor2u2 Tanya Taylor

    Calm and soothing color palette – yet hip!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lanie.kindell Lanie Kindell

    Cozy :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christine-Queen/100001505502660 Christine Queen

    oooooooooo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.carroll.927 Carroll Robert

    This looks so relaxing and calm Good Job

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marie-Hicks/100000606214107 Marie Hicks

    very relaxing looking

  • Saif

    Great design, looking very relaxing

  • SOLTATIO

    Love the texture on the walls!

  • http://www.facebook.com/darlene.roets Darlene Ramsay

    i would love to do this out side for my mom an dad

  • Nancy Mutton

    Love the design!!!

  • HisFireFly

    looking forward to staying at a place with the new design!

  • Tara Benvin

    looks very nice!!!

  • Pauline Smith

    Beautiful, tranquil and happy.

  • Margaret

    Calming and comfortable.

  • danielle taylor

    Very cozy, warm and homey .

  • over it

    IF I were to win, do you know what location I would get to go to? I haven’t been on a real vacation in 6 years to do having to use my sick days for back problems. I would love to lie down on that comfy bed and relax. I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sedonafish Vicki Fischer

    I am so excited to stay with Country Inns & Suites when I travel. LOVE the changes I see! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kathy Fuenffinger

    very nice,always enjoy our stay

  • nikisha wilson

    Very elegant love too have anyone of them to make my home a better place for me and my children, and their father who is currently taking chemo.

  • Lisa

    Nice giveaway!! love it!!

  • Daniel Wood

    i could ues a vacation

  • gayle b

    You did a wonderful job! The look and feel is so calm, relaxing and soothing, just the thing you want when you go to a Country Inn :)

  • CountryInns

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Pattie. While we are
    updating the look of our hotels, we are sure that the genuine
    hospitality provided by our staff and comfortable feeling you get when
    you come to visit will remain the same. We hope you’ll stay with us in
    the future to experience our new design for yourself.

  • CountryInns

    Thank you for sharing, Carla! We’re so glad to hear this.

  • CountryInns

    Thank you, MaryLou! We hope you had a great stay with us.

  • http://twitter.com/jcbr79 Joan Brown

    Love the look, very relaxing

  • nathaniel gladding

    Amazing!

  • Merrie Scully

    We have not been able to take a real vacation in years due to my husband’s heart condition. For us to have a place to retreat to for him to get his rest will really make this a dream come true. Thank you.

  • Isaac Bonk

    I really like the new look!

  • CountryInns

    The grand prize winner will receive two Free Night Vouchers, which are valid at any Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel in North America, as well as $3,000. Good luck in the sweepstakes!

  • CountryInns

    Thank you, Isaac!

  • Shannon Russ

    I love the new look! Very relaxing, cozy and warm!

  • Donna F Doyle

    love the look

  • Brenda Robinson

    Thanks for the sweepstake. Luv this site!

  • qctraveler

    The mid-century look is timeless. I predict Country will make a strong comeback as a leader in design.