About: “Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is the upper mid-scale hotel brand within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group portfolio. Country Inns & Suites hotels are designed for both business and leisure travelers and provide complimentary amenities like hot breakfast and high-speed Internet. Country Inns & Suites hotels are mainly independently owned and operated and franchised under licensing agreements with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The brand currently operates 480 hotels throughout the world and has over 30 properties contracted and under development.” (Source Wikipedia)
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Ed.’s Notes: The new logo is pretty decent but in contrast to the old one it’s almost a masterpiece.
Select quote: “We are looking to the future and are making thoughtful changes that will allow us to grow our brand,” said Gordon McKinnon, executive vice president and chief branding officer for Carlson. “It’s a natural next step to evolve into a product that appeals to a younger generation. But we will be fiercely maintaining our service culture and amenities that have built our strong, loyal customer base.”
Thanks to Joe Mielzarek for the tip.
These Friday Likes are brought to you by the colors black and white.
This week we celebrate the fake, the conceptual, the unclientedness of designing for the sake of designing. All three Likes today are concept works by designers who enjoy what they do. While on the subject: I vote for Behance users to CLEARLY mark their work as concept if it is. Don’t try to pass your work as real if it isn’t. (A) it’s disingenuous and (B) there is no shame in it. Celebrate that you took initiative to create something that you feel is right and the way things should be done. It lets clients know that if they trust you and work with you they can get something as cool and dynamic as this unfettered approach. So, please, if it’s concept, disclaim it.
Serendipitously, today’s Likes — coming in from New Zealand, Barcelona, and Middle Earth — all share a hand-crafted element to them.
Headquartered in France with 90 locations worldwide, Accor is a hotel operator, hotel franchisor and hotel asset manager and is considered the number one hotel operator worldwide simply in terms of units owned, leased or operated under management contract. It manages over 500,000 rooms across 4,200 hotels. Accor recently rebranded its line of economy hotels: Formerly ibis hotel, Etap Hotel, and All Seasons Hotels into ibis, ibis styles and ibis budget. The implementation of the new brand, designed by Boulogne-Billancourt, France-based W&Cie, and segmentation is expected to be completed worldwide by early 2013, with a strong communication campaign during 2012. The goal? to capitalize on the ibis “mega brand” through modernity, simplicity and well-being, while highlighting the unique qualities of each entity within the economy brands.