Comfort Hotels unveils first Rise & Shine prototype in Missouri

Choice Hotels International unveiled a new Comfort hotels look and feel with the opening of the first new-construction Rise & Shine prototype in Mountain Grove, Mo.

"Comfort hotels is thrilled to introduce the Rise & Shine prototype with the opening of the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove," Cathy Hartman, vice president, brand strategy, Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "It's a reflection of our ongoing commitment to enhancing guest experiences and ensuring that families and travelers of all ages can create cherished memories at Comfort hotels."

The 56-room property is situated at 150 E 19th Street in Mountain Grove, Mo. near Mark Twain National Forest, and was developed by Thompson Lodging. The property has tailored spaces for guests to relax, work, sleep and prepare for their day.

Among the key elements are:

•An outdoor patio anchored by an indoor/outdoor fireplace

•Open public spaces with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural lighting.

•A multipurpose flex room that converts to serve a variety of uses.

•Guestrooms with upgraded fixtures and furniture, including semi-open closets and new "on the go" stations by the door.

•Functional lighting throughout the prototype including the front desk welcome wall, public space millwork shelving, up-lighting on the guestroom headboard wall and media panel and on the prototype exterior.