Choice Hotels International Announces Inn Of The Year Award Winners

Choice Hotels International, the world`s second-largest lodging franchisor, announced the Inn of the Year Award winners over the weekend at Choice`s 48th annual convention in Atlanta.

Choice annually presents the Inn of the Year award to hotels that demonstrate lodging excellence. The best of each brand is selected by a committee of peer hoteliers who evaluate the hotel on a variety of factors including guest service, hotel cleanliness and hotel décor during several unannounced inspections.

The Inn of the Year awards were presented to the following hotels at Choice`s 48th annual convention by Chuck Ledsinger, Choice`s president and chief executive officer:

Clarion Hotel and Suites Conference Center of Shepherdstown, W.Va., owned and operated by The Federal Group Inc. of Shepherdstown, W. Va. Quality Suites hotel of San Luis Obispo, Calif., owned and operated by Robert P. Warmington Co. of Cincinnati. Comfort Inn hotel of Destin, Fl., owned and operated by JRH Destin LTD of Brentwood, Tenn. Comfort Suites hotel of Olathe, Kan., owned and operated by Iowa Machine Shed Co. of Moline, Ill. Sleep Inn hotel of Amherst, N.Y., owned and operated by NFB Hotel Associates LLC of Buffalo, N.Y. MainStay Suites hotel of Raleigh, N.C., owned and operated by Boulevard Motel Corp. of Silver Spring, Md. Econo Lodge Oceanfront of Virginia Beach, Va., owned and operated by Richardson Associates LLC of Virginia Beach, Va. Rodeway Inn Sierra Nevada of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., owned and operated by Sierra Nevada Associated LTD of Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Quality Resort Twin Towns of Queensland, Australia, owned and operated by Twin Towns Services Club LTD of New South Whales, Australia
“These hotels represent the best of the Choice system,” said Chuck Ledsinger, Choice president and chief executive officer. “They know that exceptional service and an impeccably maintained property are what set them apart from the competition.”

Choice Hotels International, the world`s second-largest lodging franchisor, franchises more than 5,000 hotels under the Comfort, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brands in 46 countries. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s Internet site at