Country Inn & Suites Becomes Smoke Free Environment

FORT MYERS, FL (March 25, 2008) – The Country Inn & Suites has become a smoke free hotel as of March 8, 2008 announced Brian J. French, General Manager for the hotel. The Country Inn & Suites, which is owned by Shell Point Retirement Community, has been in operation at this location since 2001.

Located at 13901 Shell Point Plaza, the corner of Shell Point Boulevard and McGregor Boulevard, the four–story hotel by Carlson is just 1.6 miles from the Sanibel Causeway.

“It’s a step in the direction that so many other businesses have taken to promote good health with good business,” said Brian French, hotel general manager. “We hope guests will find that this change creates a better environment to stay in, while also enjoying a convenient location near both beaches at exceptional value prices.”

The hotel features 112 rooms (30 percent suites), a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, and provides high-quality accommodations to Shell Point visitors and guests, as well as tourists and other travelers in southwest Florida. The beautifully appointed rooms feature a warm combination of dark greens and maroons, wrapping you in a homey feeling that includes special touches like freshly baked cookies, available 24 hours a day. All the rooms feature hair dryers, coffee makers, an iron and ironing board, voice messaging and computer data ports. Each morning you’ll find a complimentary continental breakfast buffet.

It also offers conference rooms, and high speed internet access. Two meeting rooms accommodate up to 70 people. The hotel welcomes pets for a modest additional fee.

Reservation requests can be made locally by calling (239) 454-9292, toll free at 800-456-4000 or by logging in to the web site www.countryinns.com/sanibelfl_gateway.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is CCAC Certified and a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry.

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